March 07, 2013 10:53 ET

LEGITIMUTT Expands Product Range and Reports Strong Retail Season for Winter

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2013) - LEGITIMUTT was created by supermodel Kristy Hinze Clark. Kristy joined forces with longtime manager, and friend, Neal Hamil as well as close friend Brian Long to launch the brand which designs and manufactures luxury products for dogs Made in the USA.

Kristy, who became the youngest model to sign a contract with Australian Vogue, and later became host of 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).

Please visit, @legitimutt, or at our store LEGITIMUTT, 192 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL 33127. Please check in frequently as we are always introducing new items, limited editions and hosting special events.

For more information, images, press or sales inquiries, please contact Brian Long at

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