National Dog Day, if you aren’t already sold on the concept just from the name, celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed. The day is a celebration of our four-legged friends and aims to raise awareness of the number of dogs that are in shelters, the dogs that work to help save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort to many each day.
At the Xupes office, the word of bringing in pets to take part in a photoshoot to celebrate the event spread faster than the letters W-A-L-K do to Alfie and Oscar at lunchtime. We expertly paired each dog with a pre-owned handbag (who says we only offer product sourcing for our human clientele) and invited each Xupes dog into our offices to enjoy a photoshoot and a treat or two.
First into Xupes HQ were Hugo and Mitzi, a pair descended from handbag royalty, they are the beloved pets of our in-house expert Reece. Hugo and Mitzi are Poochons, a cross-breed between a Poodle and a Bichon. Taking to the studio, these pups were as confident as Bella and Gigi walking the runway. The duo were paired with a Hermes Special Order Birkin and a Chanel Medium Classic Double Flap Bag in pink tweed.
Next into the studio were Sophie and Martin. This cheeky duo are the pets of our Marketing manager Rebecca. Sophie and Martin were both rescued from Cyprus last year by Rebecca. After greeting the Xupes team and indulging in a chew, Sophie was paired with a Hermes Jypsiere and Martin a Louis Vuitton Speedy 30.
Following this pair were, none other than, Barney and Buddy, a pair of Shih Tzus belonging to our Customer Service Manager Sam. Buddy is sitting with a Louis Vuitton Lockit Pulsion made with Shearling, although his expression may suggest he is not enjoying the Xupes experience we can assure you that he was spoilt by the team in the office! Barney is shown with a Hermès Kelly 32cm after doing multiple laps around the studio.
Next into Xupes was Tallulah, a Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese cross and all round diva owned by our Antiques manager Yvette. Tallulah was paired with the Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit MM and took to the camera like a natural star - no toys or chews required. Watch out Mariah.
Next to charge through the Xupes office was Milly, a Boxer owned by our Marketing Assistant Hallam. Milly sat alongside a Céline Mini Luggage Tote, encouraged by an abundance of treats.
Lastly, we welcomed one of Xupes’ resident dogs: Oscar. Oscar is a Patterdale Terrier and is used to being in front of the camera here at Xupes. Oscar sat alongside a Hermès Birkin 40cm and didn’t even demand a chew - although he had probably already wrangled one from someone in the office prior to this.
After a day of photography, admiring pets and handbags, we were well and truly ready to celebrate National Dog Day this Saturday 26 August 2017. Why not share your handbag/pooch photos with us on Instagram? Just tag @Xupes!