H&M T-Shirt Dress
When I first started writing about cat fashion, it was always a treat to find the odd cat-inspired item. Now, just over three years later, feline fashion has gone so mainstream that you can't walk into H&M without bumping into a kitty-sweatshirt clad mannequin.
I was beside myself on a trip to the mall last week, where cat fashion was not only in abundance, but affordable (hardly any item I saw topped $29.95), and proudly on display in stores like Hot Topic, Forever 21, and H&M.
While the reality is that cats will probably soon be replaced by the next cuddly creature of choice, for now I will enjoy living in a time where I can go to Target to pick up some kitty litter -- and leave with a cat sweater to match.
(All items available online are linked beneath the photo.)
Goodie Two Sleeves Hip Cat Reversible Tote
Hot Topic, the goth chain I used to visit in high school to stock up Marilyn Manson t-shirts and shoelaces for my Doc Martens, has gone completely kitty crazy with a wide selection of cat fashion and accessories.
Iron Fist Black Cat Leggings
I also found some spectacular cat leggings and a black cat dress.
You can also stock up on those Taco Cat headphones and the hipster kitty wallet you didn't know you needed...
Taco Cat Headphones
Forever Cat Mini Hinge Wallet
The store is also home to official Grumpy Cat and Keyboard Cat gear.
Wall o' Grumpy Cat and Keyboard Cat Moon tees
For the ultimate fast feline fashion fix, Forever 21 can't be beat. I saw numerous mannequins covered in cats, and two cat shirts on display in the window.
If you're more into feline linguistics, there were no less than three "Meow" inspired tees, and a covet worthy necklace to match.
Meow High-Low Tee
Shredded Meow Tee
Cat DJs were another popular motif.
DJ Kitty Muscle Tee
And don't leave before stopping by the register to get your paws on some cute kitten socks.
H&M has always been feline-friendly, but I was definitely impressed by their bold graphics and all-over cat prints.
Sheer Oversized Tank Top
My pick of the litter? The black cat covered tees, skirts, and dresses, that brought to mind the catty creations of designer Leah Goren.
While technically not a mall store, it's worth mentioning that even the bullseye couldn't resist jumping on the cat fashion bandwagon. My Twitter pal @ItsMeDeaner shared a snap of this kitten sweatshirt she saw in-store last week, while I encountered a quirky red cat sweater while picking up some shampoo on Saturday.
Xhiliration Cat Graphic Sweater
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