Downtown Dog

Los Angeles, California · 5 Sales


Downtown Dog

Los Angeles, California 5 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   Designer Clothes and Accessories for dogs that mean business!


Designer Clothes and Accessories for dogs that mean business!

Susan Soares

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Susan Soares


Upcycling is in my genes!

I haven't always loved sewing. It became a necessity because I was unusually tall and thin as a child. Back then, it wasn't normal or cool to be too thin. Clothing manufacturers thought that if you were tall, you were also big. I also have very long legs and arms. Nothing on the rack fit me. So I begged my mother to get me a sewing machine. I quickly learned the skill and made most of my clothes. I remember one time in English class in high school we had an assignment to write about a fellow student and then we guessed who it was. The student that wrote about me talked mostly about how cute my clothes and style were.

Upcycling is in my genes! I never met my grandmother because she died way before I was born. She raised 11 children mostly by herself as a seamstress. Materials were hard to find during the war and the depression so she would often take second hand men's suits, deconstruct them, and turn them into something new and beautiful. She was an amazing woman and lived a very difficult life.

I hadn't really ever thought about how clever and creative it was of her to upcycle. I grew up thinking it was just about poverty and sadness. But now I realize what a brilliant designer she must have been.

Upcycling for me now isn't a question of finances but of taking care of our earth. It's also a design element. So I decided to start a dog clothing line with upcycled men's suits, ties, and belts.
The line is at least 90% upcycled materials. I'm going to start with just male dog clothing and XS, S, and M sizes.


Shop members

  • Susan & Ziggy


Shop policies

Last updated on September 6, 2012
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Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
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Paypal and major credit cards accepted.
Domestic items are shipped via USPS 2-Day Priority Mail.
International shipments are via Priority Mail International. We have tried First Class International and found it to be extremely slow.
Downtown Dog is not responsible for duties or customs charges that may be incurred.
All items are shipped immediately upon completion.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our goal is happy customers and happier dogs. Please convo us regarding something that does not meet your satisfaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are handcrafted and no two are exactly alike. Items are made to order and can take from 3 to 10 days to complete depending on how busy we are. We're happy to give you a time-frame prior to ordering.

We are always looking to expand. If you're a store or website we would love to hear from you.