Monday, October 5, 2015

Product Review: Nicole Miller Dog Purse/Backpack

This Nicole Miller fabric dog purse converts to a backpack carrier. The Best in Show print is adorable, and the bag can hold pets up to 16 pounds. There is a pocket for small accessories, and a ring inside for attaching a leash.
Best in Show backpack dog carrier
Photo by Erin Koski

This cute Ru-holder is yet another thrift store find. Dog purses are an everyday occurrence in my local thrift stores, but this one has a unique design I felt worth sharing.

The cool thing about this bag is the straps, which cross over at the top and run through rings. Pull them up through the rings and it becomes a shoulder bag. Pull them down through the rings and they became backpack straps. There's no hardware to break, and unlike most convertible bags the straps don't need to be detached and rethreaded.

Aside from the convertible straps, this is a fairly basic bag. It has mesh windows all around and one side zips all the way open. The other side opens halfway so the occupant can pop their head out adorably. I think this would make a great bag for commuting by bicycle with a small dog.

Photo by Erin Koski

Pros: Instantly converts from backpack to shoulder bag so easily, I can do it while walking with Ru inside. Sturdy floor gives toy dogs a place to stand. Can also fit small and mid-sized cats.

Cons: No exactly ergonomic, so not great for heavy pets or long trips.

Bottom Line: This bag is no longer being made, and I have no idea how old it is. I miss the dog boutique fad.

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