LEGITIMUTT was created by supermodel Kristy Hinze Clark. Kristy joined forces with longtime manager, and friend, Neal Hamil, to launch the brand which designs and manufactures luxury products for dogs.
Kristy, who became the youngest model to sign a contract with Australian Vogue, and later became host Project Runway Australia, has taken her experience and knowledge from her years on the runway and in the fashion industry, and has focused her attention on overseeing the creative and business aspects of the brand. She looks for, “big trends that will translate well with the line, which ranges from winter coats, stylish puffer jackets, warm weather polos, to custom made collars.” Kristy realizes how large the luxury dog market has become, and is setting her product apart from the competition by manufacturing all of the LEGITIMUTT products here in America. LEGITIMUTT has landed in Miami’s chic Design District with a luxury boutique where pooches from all over the city can shop for the brand’s newest designs. LEGITIMUTT is also committed to helping shelters find good homes for all future LEGITIMUTT-wearers.
The real stars and faces of the brand are Kristy’s three schnauzers, their names pay homage to Hollywood greats: Brando (as in Marlon) and his sister Ava (as in Gardner) both three-years-old, and Ava’s one-year-old son Elwood (as in the Blues Brother).
"The love of and from my dog opened my heart as never before about the importance of the animal world. Quite unexpectedly I developed an almost irrational devotion to animals and their protection and humane treatment. It is my truest passion and my dog and all the dogs in my life and, in fact, all dogs everywhere, are supremely important to me as they are such beautiful, loving, loyal, cognitive beings. Together with my best friend, Kristy, who loves dog and animals as I do, we formed LEGITIMUTT as a labor love and we have had an absolute blast in doing so. Being that we're from and of the fashion world we wanted to bring these great products to market to make every mutt a LegitiMutt!! I hope you like what we've done thus far and hope you'll support us as we bring many more cool products to market," says Neal Hamil.
LEGITIMUTT provides luxurious and glamorous products that reflect the high-flying life of celebrity pets while still maintaining an affordable appeal. Every dog will want to be a LEGITIMUTT!