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Bronte
17th March 2007, 04:31 PM
As some of you know I am going to meet Charlotte for the first time tomorrow and I woke up this morning too excited!!

I watched the Sex and the City episodes with Elizabeth Taylor getting all pumped up...that show is where my love of this breed began.

Okay, now for the crazy impulsive part.

Many of you have asked me where to get the gorgeous sweater Elizabeth Taylor is wearing in my avatar.
I love it too, always have, so I called up Burberry and said is there any way to get one of these great sweaters still??
They came out years ago, so I thought for sure I would have no luck at all.
I have been so in love with this sweater for so long I had to at least try.

WELL someone returned a size small in the exact sweater worn by Elizabeth Taylor!! I grabbed my wallet and plunked down $225!!! I am all sweaty, excited and a little disoriented. LOL!

I love the sweater, I do have the cash in my clothing budget for it but it is a big purchase...am I nuts!?!

K girls...group hug! :yikes

Super Princess
17th March 2007, 05:38 PM
aweeeeee its adorable. what luck!!!

if oliver was a girl and skinnyer (lmao) id get one for him..haha

We all do crazy impulsive things, but i think the swater is gorgous, and if you have hte money who the heck cares! right?

I have lots of money(helps when you work fullt ime and live at hoem and saveeee) and sometiems buy crazy expnesive things ...i do it all the time haha

Bronte
17th March 2007, 05:50 PM
Thanks Super Princess....I really do love it and I think she will look adorable in it!

If I take good care of it she will have it a long time. :D

Zippy
17th March 2007, 05:52 PM
Good for you......since you posted the link, I've been looking all over for a medium but was unable to find it.

I think it's great that you've found one!! :D

Money *is* for spending and what better than on Charlotte! :lol:

Bet you can't wait to get her.....pacing a lot are you?? :)

Bronte
17th March 2007, 06:00 PM
Yes, alot of pacing and clock watching! LOL!

I hope a small will fit her when she is full grown.

She was the last born and the smallest of her littter so she should only be 12 to 15 pounds when she is full grown correct??

Zippy, I just called and they have one medium....let the madness begin. :-)

natalieandmike
17th March 2007, 06:49 PM
No, you are not crazy at all! Or, maybe we all are to some extent. I was down in Naples, Fl, when I found out I was getting Bianca. I rushed right out to the Burberry store there; we bought her her a collar (and almost a sweater, but it was so hot, Mike talked me out of it). I also went ahead and bought MYSELF a couple of items at Burberry, cough.... :roll: , so it just means you're a doting mommy (as long as it doesn't preclude you from paying for the vet bills, food, etc. ). We all need to have a little bit of fun in life! -Natalie

Bronte
17th March 2007, 06:56 PM
Awe thanks Natalie!

Bianca is adorable BTW...post photos of her in her Burberry collar soon okay?

Julie S
17th March 2007, 07:05 PM
Well, I can only offer my humble opinion here ... but no, not crazy at all!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: I am a shopping fiend (much to the hub's dismay) and I've already bought so much stuff for our baby it's not even funny!! It's actually kind of embarrassing. :oops:

I love the Burberry print on Cavaliers. Yes, it's spendy - but what wouldn't we do for our dogs? They're regal Cavaliers, after all ... ;)

You're just going to have to deal with the fact that wherever you go from now on, everyone you encounter is going to say, "oooh, that's the Sex and the City dog!"

natalieandmike
17th March 2007, 07:09 PM
Thanks so much!! We think so too :D (and so do all the people who meet her). If I can get her to sit still enough, I will! As it is, I'm attempting to work on action shots because she can't stand being away from the person with the camera long enough to get a good close-up picture. My good Leica lens has a huge nose print on it :lol: -Natalie

Bronte
17th March 2007, 07:10 PM
You're just going to have to deal with the fact that wherever you go from now on, everyone you encounter is going to say, "oooh, that's the Sex and the City dog!"[/quote]

Now THAT I can deal with! LOL!

Zippy
17th March 2007, 07:28 PM
Hi,

Can you please pm me the phone number so that I can get shipping fees sorted??

Thanks............ I just love it. Zippy

Bronte
17th March 2007, 07:35 PM
Just sent! ;)

Coco's mom
17th March 2007, 08:22 PM
No, don't think you are crazy at all! :D :D I love Burberry, own quite a bit, and have been planning to get Coco that sweater once she is fully grown (she's 8 months now!).

I'm surprised you say that there aren't many sweaters available anymore because it was on Burberry's website all fall and winter (modelled on a gorgeous blenheim cavalier!). I think it's one of their items they make every year. I also saw it in their London shop when visiting last Fall. I also love the carrier they make for dogs- but i don't think it's ok to accommodate cavaliers. :(

Well, I really look forward to seeing Charlotte in her new sweater!!!!

(Btw, my second choice in names for Coco was Charlotte York!).

Bronte
17th March 2007, 08:28 PM
I guess they are a seasonal item (surprise, surprise) that they re-release each year.

I ordered over the phone so I really hope it is the same sweater.

I looked on Burberry's website and saw sweaters but not that exact one and that is the one I wanted.

I saw on a few sites that it was from 2000-2001 so I figured it would be long gone by now.

Do you know if that specific sweater is avaiable online now?

*Pauline*
17th March 2007, 09:04 PM
...am I nuts!?!

You sure are!!! :fool: :lpy: :lol:

Super Princess
17th March 2007, 09:07 PM
http://www.burberryusaonline.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2279188&cp=2119969.1862225&parentPage=family

aweee that dog looks sooooo pissed off lol
oliver would be glareing too...he hates getting dressed up (lmao we have a santa suit and a rain coat..he gets so embarrased..lol

Julie S
17th March 2007, 09:11 PM
I want this one ... how CUTE is the trench coat?

http://bur.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pBUR-1758386reg.jpg

Lani
17th March 2007, 09:11 PM
Awww ... you aren't nuts ... we all do impulsive things. :flwr:

Just have her wear it as much as you can in the fall ... take LOTS of pics of her in it ... and be prepared that she *might* outgrow it. Lucky has outgrown a bunch of his stuff :-( You can't really tell by the size of the parents how large the dog will be - Lucky's parents were 15 & 16 lbs, and he's 19 lbs at 9 months.

Can't wait to see Charlotte in her sweater!

Bronte
17th March 2007, 09:16 PM
...am I nuts!?!

You sure are!!! :fool: :lpy: :lol:

AWE man, I KNEW it!! :sl*p: :D :D

Cathy T
17th March 2007, 09:16 PM
Yep, you're all nuts!! :fool: But go for it!!! I say...if you can do it...then do it!! I won't...but I'll live vicariously through you :lol:

Coco's mom
17th March 2007, 09:17 PM
Hi Bronte!
I'm sure you ordered the same sweater. I don't see that sweater online anymore, but it was on the Burberry website all winter and fall. :? I haven't really searched for it except at saks and neimans (they don't have it). I'm sorry I can't help you.

I think the sweater will look amazing on your puppy- that check print looks gorgeous on cavs. :flwr: Shopping is a great way to distract you from the wait for your pup! :) :)

KingstonsMom
18th March 2007, 01:26 AM
It will be worth it when you see how adorable she looks in that sweater! $225 is pretty steep, but I paid that much for a dog stroller that I've NEVER used. Even if Charlotte eventually grows out of her sweater, I'm positive someone on this board would be happy to buy it from you!

Shay
18th March 2007, 01:48 AM
I don't want to rain on you Burberry parade :) buuuuut she very well may out grow it. Lily was only in a small sweeter until she was about 4 mos old. She is now a medium and she only weighs 13.4 lbs at 7 mos. As someone said, the size of the dog is not determined by the size of the parents. Lily's Mom only weighed 13 lbs at 3 years. Lily is already bigger then she. But enjoy it while she can wear it, and as someone else said you can always sell it and get her the next size up :thmbsup:

enchantingdragon
18th March 2007, 02:04 AM
Ellie and I are officially jealous as that coat is to die for. Im not sure if she will out grow it or not What is Burberry's size range? Most adult Cavaliers get to about their teens in weight I think. Did Penny where a small on the show?

moniechris
18th March 2007, 02:08 AM
$225?!! How would you like to donate to the "Save moniechris from starvation fund" ? :lol: Good for you girl. I wish I was your dog! ;)

Crittercall
18th March 2007, 05:49 AM
Yeah, you're nuts but so are the rest of us. I guess my grandgirls are lucky that it's too hot here for the dogs to wear sweaters or I wouldn't have just sent them a big package from Gymboree!!

Now, if I find any Louis Vuitton stuff for dogs I may be in trouble. I did find a carrier once but it was too small even for my shihtzu.

The burberry does match the blenheim well, doesn't it?

natalieandmike
18th March 2007, 11:46 AM
Er....Crittercall...they do make Louis Vuitton collars and carriers for dogs (generally in upscale malls the Louis Vuitton and Gucci stores are next door to Burberry). By you, they have them at the Mall at Millenia. Again, not that I would know... icon_whistling Just trying to get you in trouble! Burberry even has water dishes set out for dogs who are shopping with their owners...a Cavalier is like royalty there! It's always fun to window shop... :D -Natalie

nlg679
18th March 2007, 01:08 PM
I had to buy that Burberrry sweater a few years ago for Teddy....after I saw it on SATC..... and I got it for 1/2 price off of ebay...tags and buttons and all....Don't forget about ebay! ;)
It is extremely warm, so he will only wear it on very cold days outside...with a little coaxing....but it is beautiful.

Nancy
Teddy and sweet, little Katydid

Kodee
18th March 2007, 01:50 PM
Er....Crittercall...they do make Louis Vuitton collars and carriers for dogs :D -Natalie
:rotfl: Hey Crittercall will it be the dog collar or fixing the car this week? Oh bad Natalie you shouldnt have told her!

mishmosh
18th March 2007, 02:35 PM
chavtastic! :p

natalieandmike
18th March 2007, 02:43 PM
Being a chav is the new cool, according to Vogue. It's some degree of irony to me anyway. Next year it will be all plastic and Calvin Klein-like minimalism ( -Natalie :flwr: :lol:

AT
18th March 2007, 02:53 PM
$225?!! How would you like to donate to the "Save moniechris from starvation fund" ? :lol: Good for you girl. I wish I was your dog! ;)

:shock:

Yeah or the buy me a new puppy fund :lol: icon_whistling

Right,anyone know how to knit :lol:

mishmosh
18th March 2007, 02:59 PM
my, I guess that's how the other half live! That's what I spend on a winter coat! icon_whistling

Cicero's Mummy
18th March 2007, 03:03 PM
I can totally relate! I buy Cicero something everytime I go into the Coach store and they've come out with a new jacket, sweater or collar!

Lol...


btw... even if it has "tags" and such... I never never never buy anything branded from Ebay... too many knockoffs, scams and conterfeits out there!

Bronte
18th March 2007, 04:51 PM
I've come to the conclusion that the sweater was an inevidable purchase. :lol:

it was oen of those little thing in life that the price is all wrong put it's power over me is too great. ;)

I talked to the manager at Burberry new York , where the real Elizabeth Taylor's sweater was purchased and she said a size small was used for the show. She said the sweater is strechy and cut on the "boxy" side. I was assured that the size small is the usual size purchased for Cavaliers (she said they sell a TON to Cavalier owners, surprise, suprise).

As long as Charlotte stays under 18 pounds a small will be fine.
She also said it would fit more snug to her body then the medium which might hang off the back of her.

Oh well, it's on the way ad I can't wait to see it.

Pictures to follow soon! ;)

Crittercall
18th March 2007, 04:52 PM
Natalie - I've managed to stay away from that Mall since it opened. Way too many temptations there for me. I'm a weak person! ;)

I saw an LV carrier many moons ago when it was onlyaround $500, but it was too small for even a 14 pound dog. I haven't seen the collars.

My girls haven't worn collars in years - in fact, I don't think that either Tibby or Sasha has ever worn one. The big thing in KY was to get the rolled collars made from saddle leather with brass name tags. Very pretty and not very expensive. Hard to get them for smaller necks. And of course when we moved they had the wrong phone number.

I can get my personal Louis fix at Saks - and Bubba's jaw drops. I've carried an LV bag for at least 20 years (same style but I've only had 2 in that time) - so I've managed to rationalize the price on that one!

natalieandmike
18th March 2007, 05:50 PM
You're right, the LV bags DO last forever, and in my opinion, look better and oxidize nicely with age...I only have one (anniversary present), but I still get compliments on it years later. However, that does not stop me from window shopping to my hearts content at that Mall!! (DH is originally from Orlando, we go back time and again). Also we love Winter Park--Mike went to Rollins.

I do like the rolled leather collars, too, especially since Cavaliers have so much "neck fur"--to be honest, it's difficult to get nice pictures of any collar since the neck fur covers it up! However, I so love Bianca's baby feathering that I think she looks best au naturel...and so do the boys!! ;) (see ref. post in heat!!!) -Natalie :flwr:

Lani
18th March 2007, 06:12 PM
One thing I think you'll find is you'll spend a lot of money on the puppy in the beginning that in retrospect seems frivilous!! At least I did.

But now that I'm seeing the impact on my bank account I'm slowing down. I have never spent anywhere near $200 on a sweater, but I had other things. I HAD to have both a Sherpa AND a lookout car seat. (sherpa is for subway rides, Car Seat is for the car.). Neither were cheap and both were bought within about a 2 week time frame. Ouch!

Now though, I see cute things but I think ... does he REALLY need it? Is he wearing the other sweaters I have for him? And more often than not I pass nowadays. I also ask myself "when is the last time I bought a sweater for Lani??? Lucky has a better wardrobe than ME!!!".

But the shopping in the beginning and spoiling your puppy is half the fun of having a cavalier. As long as your bank account can handle it.

Can't wait to see pics of Charlotte in her sweater. :flwr:

Julie S
18th March 2007, 06:19 PM
I would just like to say that I NEVER in a million years thought I would be "that girl" who dressed up her dogs. icon_blshing

Wellllllll, let it be known that I FULLY retract that statement!

Cathy T
18th March 2007, 06:51 PM
I would just like to say that I NEVER in a million years thought I would be "that girl" who dressed up her dogs

:lol: :lol: Me either!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/ctorres/HPIM1628-1.jpg

Shay
18th March 2007, 06:59 PM
I would just like to say that I NEVER in a million years thought I would be "that girl" who dressed up her dogs

:lol: :lol: Me either!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/ctorres/HPIM1628-1.jpg

Oh Cathy...That is the cutest thing I have ever seen :lol: And they obviously love the way they look. Just look at those poses ;)

Laura&Lia
18th March 2007, 07:07 PM
I think everybody is a little bit nuts sometimes...

But I think that your Charlotte is going to be precious in her superfashion Burberry's sweater!!!! I love it!!!!

Of course we want to see pics!!!

:flwr:

Julie S
18th March 2007, 07:16 PM
I would just like to say that I NEVER in a million years thought I would be "that girl" who dressed up her dogs

:lol: :lol: Me either!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/ctorres/HPIM1628-1.jpg

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Crittercall
19th March 2007, 03:12 AM
Natalie, let me know next time you guys are here. I'll let you introduce me to THAT mall and you can watch me drool!!

I love Winter Park - was there just the other day looking at Birks! There's a nice newer area here called Baldwin Park that's interesting too. Sort of like a combo of Celebration and Winter Park.

Bronte
24th March 2007, 03:11 PM
Well the Burberry sweater arrived and it is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Now that we are almost certain Charlie is the puppy for us, I don't know if:

A) Boy cav's should wear a Burberry sweater (the hubby says no HAHA!)

B) Is the small going to be to small for Charlie?
His dad is 12.5 inches tall and weighs about 17 lbs and mom is about the same if not a little smaller.

So to return or not to return, that is the question.

nlg679
24th March 2007, 03:22 PM
Teddy looks sooo handsome in his Burberry! I had to have it for him after the SATC episode.

Keep it! ;) It is perfect for those cold winter days and nights!

Nancy
Teddy and sweet, little Katydid

Bronte
24th March 2007, 03:28 PM
Thanks Nancy...what size did you get?

nlg679
24th March 2007, 03:57 PM
Let me go pull it out of the closet....
Hmmm, it is L ...and kinda loose on my little man...so I would say go for a medium. Teddy at almost four years old has topped out at 16 pounds.
I got it off of ebay and I know it is authentic because I compared its quality to the same sweater in Burberry, Short Hills Mall. SO you will probably want to exchange yours for a medium. It will be big on your little one for a long while as Teddy did not fully mature (in weight) until he was almost 2 1/2 years old but you will have it FOREVER!

The colors in this sweater look soooo beautiful on blenheims.
My guy is sooo squishy and loveable -you are going to love your new boy! ;)

Best regards!
Nancy
Teddy and sweet, little Katydid

Bronte
24th March 2007, 04:03 PM
I agree a medium would be best.

When you get a chance you have to post a photo of Teddy in his sweater!

Shay
24th March 2007, 04:29 PM
I think Burberry is fine for a boy, after all men wear Burberry too. Hubby has a winter scarf he wears with his over coat, but of course I bought it for him. He wouldn't know Burberry from blueberrys, but he does wear it. He also wears the pink RL polo shirt and sweater I bought him too. God luv him ;). The size may be a problem though. It's hard to tell, unless it runs really big, he may not be able to wear it. Lily outgrew her small coat before the end of winter, but a med is really too big for her. She is about 13.5 lbs.

Bronte
24th March 2007, 04:40 PM
He wouldn't know Burberry from blueberrys, but he does wear it

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The sweater does run on the larger size, and streches alot.
I do think a medium would be the safest bet for Charlie.

What I may do is return it and wait until he is about 8 to 10 month (just in time for Fall) and then order one.

Julie S
24th March 2007, 04:52 PM
Probably return it. :cry*ing: And yes, I think Burberry would look smashing on your little boy!

Lenee
24th March 2007, 04:52 PM
Thanks, everyone! I just showed my husband this thread and said, "See - I'm not the only shopaholic around!"

Bronte
24th March 2007, 06:49 PM
Glad we could help! :lol:

Maxwell&me
24th March 2007, 07:04 PM
I happened to be at the Northbrook Burberry Store in Ill. last Wednesday
and they had one Medium left on the shelf, Just and F.Y.I. If you do need the med and have a hard time tracking it down.

Bronte
24th March 2007, 07:06 PM
Thanks!

Look what I just found:
http://www.burberryusaonline.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2279186&cp=2119969.1862225&parentPage=family

That sweater is way too big for that dog IMO. icon_whistling

Cicero's Mummy
24th March 2007, 08:59 PM
Oh , thanks...

Guess who just bought the parka for Cicero... man... just when I think I am safe because no one posted the link and our Saks doesn't sell it... at least Cicero and I will match this rainy season!

Bronte
24th March 2007, 10:18 PM
Congrats!!

He is going to look so cute! :D

Julie S
24th March 2007, 11:33 PM
Oh , thanks...

Guess who just bought the parka for Cicero... man... just when I think I am safe because no one posted the link and our Saks doesn't sell it... at least Cicero and I will match this rainy season!

Love love love the parka!