This year, NYC’s Catwalk is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and one of the things that sets it apart from other cat-centric spaces is the fact that it’s located inside a boutique.
Catwalk’s owners, Lola and Chloe Rose, are passionate about cat fashion and wanted to create a place where they could make their mark on cat-fashion, and they did just that.
While Catwalk opened in 2008 as a simple, basic cat-inspired shop, its creators, Lili and Chloe, wanted to make it something more.
In 2013, the owners and their daughter decided to turn their vision into something more ambitious, and to do so, they hired an artist to design cat-print clothing and accessories.
While the project was initially meant to only be for Lili’s and Chloe’s daughter, they wanted to keep the space as cat-friendly as possible.
After a number of cat fashion stores opened across the country, Lily, the cat in the shop, made a name for herself as a fashion designer, and was able to expand her business beyond cat fashion.
The designers of Catwalk created the Catwalk Cat Logo to stand for the name, and the CatWalk Cat Print to signify the cats inside the shop.
The new design was born.
In September of 2017, the Catwalker, Lila Rose, and Chloe launched the CatWall, a cat-specific clothing and accessory store in NYC.
Their goal was to make Catwalk cat-focused and cat-accessible to as many people as possible, and with Catwalk becoming the go-to place for cat fashion, the company is now expanding its cat-based line to more cat-related spaces.
“The CatWall was born to make cat fashion accessible for people who want to wear cat accessories,” said Lola Rose.
“We want people to have a cat and have fun with their cats, so we created a store for them to wear their cats’ clothing and to have fun, too.”
In a city that’s home to a number popular cat-branded retailers like Neiman Marcus and Forever 21, Catwalk has a huge opportunity to change the way cat lovers experience cat fashion by partnering with more cat friendly retailers.
“Our mission is to make the Catwall cat-approved,” said Chloe Rose.
While Lili Rose is proud of her work on the CatWalls CatWall and CatWall Cat Print, Chloe Rose feels Catwalk did a lot more to make her dream a reality than simply making her dream come true.
“Catwalk CatWall is really cat-relevant,” said the Brooklyn-born fashion designer.
“I’m excited to see this as a cat accessory store, because I love cats.
They’re really cute.
They are very well-known, and I want to show that they are very cool, and that cat-fans are cool.”
Catwalk also plans to continue to expand its cat merchandise offerings and cat accessories, as well as to continue adding cat-oriented retail to the Cat Wall.
Lola is equally proud of Catwall Cat Wall, and she’s excited to help bring cat-entertainment to a new audience.
“Being cat-positive, we’ve always wanted to support the arts, and our shop is going to support cat culture,” said Lucy Rose.
Lucy Rose is a professional photographer who loves cats, and loves being cat-sensible.
Lucy has been photographing cats since the age of five.
When she was 12, she bought her first cat, a black and white-and-orange-striped cat named Ruby, and it was a dream come to life.
“My dad was an animal lover, so I was always very interested in animals,” said Rose.
Today, Lucy’s career spans a variety of industries, including fashion, advertising, and film.
“Growing up, my parents taught me how to dress my cat, and also how to look my cat,” said Luna Rose.
Luna is a fashion photographer and fashion designer who also owns a cat business.
Luna’s cat business is currently in its sixth year, and Luna says her cat-care expertise has helped her become one of New York City’s most well-liked cat owners.
“People love cats because they have so many unique personalities, and cats are very social animals,” Luna Rose said.
“So I’m really excited about the Cat Walls Cat Wall and Cat Wall Cat Print.”
Lola rose is excited about bringing cat-centered retail to cat-savvy people and cat lovers across the city.
“As a cat lover, I’m excited that Catwalk will bring cat culture and cat fashion to more stores and to more spaces,” said Luci.
“There’s a lot of cat-trends going on right now, so it’s really exciting to be able to help people have fun and make cat-aware fashion accessible to more