Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis has started a puppy purse mania, spurred by her many appearances with Poochie & Co.’s bags. At Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the 9-year-old actress paired her midnight blue Armani Junior dress with a custom-made tiara-wearing Yorkshire Terrier. She’s also sported the brand’s English Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel, and Shih Tzu purses to recent events as well.
Poochie & Co. told TMZ that their puppy purse sales skyrocketed on Monday morning, following Wallis’s Oscar appearance. The brand has even received special requests from overseas and can barely keep up with consumer demand. Poochie & Co. currently sells their products at mass-retailers including K-Mart, Sears, and Claire’s.