Different Sizes & Breeds
"Merchant went out of their way to accommodate my needs. Excellent customer service, very polite and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend."-Connie
"How generous of you to take the time to make one (mannequin) up just for my Lizzy...I've attached a picture of Lizzy in her most recent outfit...Thanks again for everything"-Cindy
Hi there! We are Michael and Susan, two resourceful artists living in the hills on the Northern California coast. We started Chez BeBe back in 2004:
Back then on New Year's eve we came up with this big idea of starting a business making high-end dog coats and selling them world-wide. Long story short, we gave it a try, but couldn't compete with the larger companies jumping into the market. We did need a mannequin to show off what we made and contacted a local company to see if we could purchase one of their mannequins. We received a very stinging reply of refusal, because we would be in competition with their dog coats that they made. So we decided to design our own mannequin. It was so cute and cool so we switched tracks and designed a whole line of dogs. Our business had one bottom-line rule: customer service. We would try our hardest to accommodate our customers, be honest and above all polite and friendly.
Soon we were sending our dog mannequins across the country and around the world. From window dressers in NYC to individuals who needed a mannequin in their dog's size we enjoyed doing business and making friends. We even had coffee with a customer in Prague!
We decided to cut back on the business a few years ago so we could concentrate on building a new house and spend more time building our art careers. We have kept a foot in the business by supplying a very nice woman in Oakland who carries our dogs in her mannequin business: Mannequin Madness.
Now, after several years we are ready to open a new site and sell wholesale dog mannequins to businesses and retail to hobbyists. The only change to our mannequins is the fabric. The shiny quilted fabric we have been known for is becoming increasingly expensive and hard to source so we will be offering our doggies in sturdy cotton duck. Black or neutral unless you give a call and we work out a color. And we ship UPS ground. That is 7 days shipping to New York...unless you peeps on the east coast are willing to pay the extra for 2 or 3 days.
We are looking forward to getting Chez BeBe going again and hope we can assist you with your display needs!