From The Straits Times    |

Attention all stylish pet owners: If you adore your pet pooches and/or feline friends more than anything else in your life (much like these local celebs), here’s how you can bring your furry friend with you wherever you go.

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Valentino has just launched the new Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pet, the latest addition to the iconic Valentino Rockstud family which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. What’s unique about these bags is that you get to customise them with not only your initial but also, wait for it… a portrait of your furkid! *Cue squeals from excited pet owners and lovers*

The steps are simple and straightforward. To begin, head over to the Valentino website, and pick one (or all!) of the three Rockstud styles available — small tote bag, N/S tote bag, and tote bag — in grainy calfskin leather. Then, pick from five of the bag colour options, and choose your preferred initial.

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Next, you’ll want to shortlist a few of your favourite snaps of your adorable pet. Make sure they are in colour and clear photos of up to two furkids. If you have more than two pets, well, then you have an excuse for adding another Rockstud Pet bag to your cart. Illustrator Riccardo Cusimano will then work on your unique handmade print which, together with the initial that you’d selected earlier, will adorn the front of your spanking new bag. 

Finally, it’s time to upload two to three photos of your pet, leave your details, and proceed to checkout. In six to eight weeks’ time, you can expect a delivery from Valentino. Alternatively, you can opt to collect your one-of-a-kind tote at selected Valentino boutiques when it’s ready. To make your unboxing experience extra Insta-worthy, your new bag will arrive in a special Valentino Rockstud Pet packaging. 

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Once you’ve received your bag, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to flaunt it on your Instagram — like how a proud paw-rent would! 

Prices start from USD1,950. The personalisation service is now available on