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Holly&Lil beautiful exclusive UK design Jumpers, knitted in super warm luxurious Alpaca – is now available in the ‘gals’ version. Aubergine, Pink and White. Elaine has worked on this lovely retro feel Cool Britannia design for quite a while with the fabulous womans collective in Peru and we are thrilled with it.  It is an Holly&Lil exclusive  – available only on our webshop and in our shop in London.  This is the more girly version in Aubergine and Pink and White.  It is also available in Red Navy and White up to Bulldog Boy size.

Complementary Collars will be available soon…. bespoke orders are holding us up I’m afraid – but it is Christmas time

Thank our in house supermodels Minnie and Fedor for modelling. We have left it so late had no time for ‘lights, camera, action’ so were taken in shops on phones – but looking lovely anyhows!

Prices from £42


DOG SAVE THE QUEEN 2016 at Holly&Lil The Collar Makers!

To celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday this year Holly&Lil have gone all ‘Royal’. Especially as the Queen and Elaine, (Holly’s owner), share a birthday, April 21st. Elaine’s middle name is Elizabeth in the Queen’s Honour!

So Birthday celebrations start here at! 


With Launch at Crufts in March 2016

The Royal Crown is a calf leather work of art.

Queens 90th Crown CollarsmlAvailable only as a WIDE with prices starting at £110. All Fittings are Brass. All Handmade in England.

There will be Harness versions available by March too.

Royal Stripes – is a wonderful chic and smart regimental colours style collar.

Queens 90th Colours

Available as Slims and Wides and all Fittings are Brass.  Prices from £90.

Queens 90th LeadsmlThe leads have a red stripe that match both collars perfectly priced at £85.

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The Holly&Lil Crystal Palace has had a stunning update for the Birthday Celebrations 2016 and is a Swarovski Butterfly Ball with Tiaras BLAZING

A stunning mix of sequins, Swarovski and Fire Crystals. All Hand sewn and Bead in England. Prices start at £82.

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Contact [email protected] for more info and ‘passwords’

Call Elaine 07811 715 452

Available online from March 2016 –

or from our shops in London

90 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 4TP

103 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XB

Welcome to Holly&Lil The Groomers – our latest exciting venture

HBD_Groomers_base9The Groomers finally opened on 25th July 2015 at 90 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 4TP – just ten days after our tenth birthday – I hope many of you will come and check us out. Email [email protected] or call 0207 237 7226 or 0203 287 3024.   Now you can drop your dog off for a Full Monty Groom and go check out the local sights and shop and then return and get your dog and go try one of the delicious restaurants in Bermondsey St, which is 2 mins away.

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At Holly&Lil The Groomers we aim to provide a first class service but we do not pander to fads here. The dogs always come first. We will not paint your pooches nails or colour their hair, though a squirt of sweet smelling Spritzer is never out of place. We will ensure we use the best products and equipment and have super qualified stylists giving seriously great haircuts and treatments that will enhance each dogs individual beauty. All of our Groomers are Scissor Advanced Award Winners and have worked at top Salons, eg Harrods Spa.  Training for well over 3 years and many working as long again.  We have been proud to call them friends and customers and now colleagues.

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It has been a project long in the pipeline.  Years ago when we started supplying Harrods with our collars we became friendly with the Pet Spa Groomers there.  They all buy our collars and have been down to our shop at 103 Bermondsey St many times. As our friendships grew the seed was sewn but there was no room at Bermondsey St for a Groomers let alone THE GROOMERS.

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Here are a few examples of the fabulous work the girls have done in their first few days;

           Labradoodle Grooming Oscar         Yorkie Grooming Tilly

This year Elaine started to look and the very first shop she saw, just a few minutes from Bermondsey St fitted the bill right away. And we jumped in.  Elaine planned every detail of the shop herself with customers helping and offering their services.  Local tradesmen were used and local builders. And Elaine felt like the character in the Costner Film ‘Field of dreams’ …. ”If we build it they will come” and look even more wonderful when they leave!  We have bought only the best be it the brushes, the shampoos or the electric lighted tables.  We hope the Grooming experience and our Groomers skills will set us apart from other Spas or Groomers.  Your dog is worth it and we plan to make our service second to none!

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Our aim is to achieve superb standards of quality and customer service and satisfaction at The Groomers that we have strived for at The Collar Makers for years.  Wonderful products made with love.  We also have a full range of our collars at 90 Tower Bridge Road and some gorgeous toys and treats and shampoos and ‘other stuff’ we have selected to make your shopping experience as much fun as we can.  Quality and love and a hefty dose of fun – all the values that have made Holly&Lil a joy for all these years.  Email [email protected] or call 0207 237 7226 or 0203 287 3024 for a booking

Or call Elaine 07811715452 for more info. High Res Images available

Happy Birthday to Holly&Lil

Celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2015.


In Spring 2002, two apparently identical, fluffy, black puppies met on Primrose Hill and began to play. Holly, (the collie cross) and Lil, (the flatcoat retriever) joined forces for many long walks whilst their owners, discussed life and other stuff – such as why you could never buy really wonderful dog collars? And Holly&Lil was born

Webshop opened in 2005 –

Shop, 103 Bermondsey Street opened In 2007. It has been a great success and has been included in Vogues secret Diary, Time Outs top 100 and won the Kennel Clubs award ‘Open for Dogs Somewhere on the high street’

Few changes over the years – Lily’s owner, Sarah, left in 2010 and Lily sadly died a year later. But Elaine and Holly are still fit as fleas and the company staff are well loved by our clients; (who we call our Pack Members).

Holly&Lil became a Ltd company in 2012 – Holly&Lil The Collar Makers Ltd, We aim to continue proudly as a small, British craft company making a bespoke luxury product and following in the long tradition of English leatherwork. With plans to expand this year….

Holly&Lil is a favourite with many celebs (and their dogs) from Gok Wan to Mickey Rourke, (he now buys online since Jonathan Ross gave him 5 on his show years ago). We are thankful for their support.

But for H&L it’s all about the dogs….We create in every size, adapting our designs to tailor-make them for the tiniest and giant breeds alike. Today our handmade collars are worn by dogs and cats all over the world, from Brighton to Bangkok and from Moscow to Tokyo.

Celebrations this year include launch of new collections inspired by a few Client bespoke creations. The first two will be shown at Crufts this Year – Flower Garden dog collar and Leopard Rose Dog Collars.

High Res Pictures available at call Elaine for details 07811 715 452 or email [email protected]

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Spring Collection 2015…

This year, to celebrate our birthday, we have taken our inspiration from our clients bespoke choices.

The first is Rubie’s Leopard Rose. A fabulous addition to our Safari range.

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We will launch it at Crufts this March and it will be available online from 6th March.

Prices start from £49

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Our second Launch this spring is Maisie Moos Flower Garden

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Beautifully Hand crafted Calf leather flowers in Red, Blue, Yellow and Pink…… suitable for everyday wear as long as your dog is not an all in wrestler.

Prices from £90                                                                                                                              

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How Holly&Lil came to be at the National Portrait Gallery

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Holly&Lil’s Pirate Harness is one of their most popular products and now it can be viewed by thousands at the National Portrait Gallery – here is how.

Henrietta called to buy her puglet Ollie a new UK harness and at the same time told us her wonderful news – both she and her Hubby, Tim Hall, are artists and have been included in the BP portrait award list that will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery exhibition. 26th June to 21st September.

This is Tim’s painting and Ollie is featured in his Pirate harness.

Then we spoke and she explained she has spent years painting the great chefs of the World; (at the moment she is working on a portrait of René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen – repeatedly voted the best restaurant in the world. That is who Tim shows her painting on her easel).

Henrietta’s 7ft painting of James Martin also made the list; it’s the first time a husband and wife have both made the list in the 25 years of the competition.

Congratulations to Henrietta and Tim – we can’t wait to see the painting at the Gallery.

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Spring/Summer at Holly&Lil 2014

FlagThe philosophy behind Holly&Lil is to combine the British tradition of quality handmade leatherwork with a keen design edge which, we believe, no other company can match. Exciting new collections are introduced every season and Holly&Lil also offers a unique ‘Make Me One’ Bespoke service – used by show dog owners and many other people who want their dogs to wear complete one-offs.

The dog collars are fun and funky, but most designs are also extremely practical and hardwearing; tried and tested by Holly and Lil and their friends of many breeds, shapes and sizes; mud-puddlers, squirrel-chasers, sea-swimmers and grass-rollers all!italian-greyhound-flagUnion flad, St George Cross, Scottish Saltire flag collarsSpain


We have Football Fever at Holly&Lil this year



englandWe have the World Cup this year in Brazil (see collar above) and we love supporting our team and Country at Holly&Lil.  So we have expanded our Fly the Flag collection.

Just in time we have our new England Flag collar.  An update on our original Cross of St George.  Plus examples of Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and of COURSE Brazil.

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Augustus is our latest addition to Holly&Lil.  A rescue dog from Many Tears rescue.  He has been with us for 18 months and just turned 2.  He inspired us to produce the Augustus  collection with 2 collars that are simply MADE for him.  You can order one for your dog from H&L at Crufts today!

The wonderful Union Orange. A limited edition, unique colourways take on our traditional Union Jack.  Orange, Brown and Vanilla calf leather collar made in the UK.

Prices from £108 and for all dogs from Miniature Dachshis to Bull Mastiffs.

We also have our delicious Union Orange Dog walking bag designed and created by us in England.  As part of our collection of Dog Walking bags  re-launched at Crufts this year.  EXCLUSIVE only to Holly&Lil.










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There is also a wonderful Augustus Bow collar in Brown with Orange Spots.

Prices from £92 and available to pre order at our stand at Crufts and will be launched on our website Mid-March.


Available to order on our website                                                and in our shop, 103 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 from Mid March 2014                                                                                                                                  email [email protected]                                                                                               call 07811 715 452

For more information contact Elaine 07811715 452

We do have a press site with high resolution images available which we will happily give you access to; just ask.

Crufts Launch of Holly&Lil’s Spring Collar – Dolly Day Dream


A magical mix of Russian style Matryoshka Dolls or incredibly sweet and stylish Japanese Girlies enamel charms and stylish beading. With Jonquil Swarovski Bicones and AB Flowers to add a finishing touch of glitter to the collar. It is sewn on handmade in London dark Turquoise Calf collar. Matching leads are available. Prices start at £70

The collar will be launched at Crufts 2013 to the public and be on sale on the website from Thursday 7th March to coincide with this.

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Contact: Elaine 07811 715 452


Shop: 103 Bermondsey St, London SE1

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Rocker Jackcarries on our 60’s inspired Autumn collection with Hot leather and Chrome….. stunning limited edition handmade in UK Black calf with Vanilla and Pacific Grey union Jack and Black patent piping.  The matching lead completes the impact.



Rocker Jack will be available online, in our Town&Country department, from Late September and in our shop in Bermondsey St

Prices start at £110




Quadropheniastunning handmade in UK Navy Harness with Blue, Vanilla and Red target on the chest and a stripe on  top that matches the lead to be a complete style icon!




Quadrophenia Harness  will be available online, in our Harness department, from Late September and in our shop in Bermondsey St, London SE1

Prices start at £120



For further information, please contact Elaine Jones on 07811 715452. 
You can also e-mail us at [email protected]

Christmas Gift ideas at Holly&Lil 2012


It hardly matters which breed you of dog love the most Holly&lil have some cracking presents for pet lover this Christmas. Salt and pepper shakers in the shape of your favourite breed for £33.50 a set. Dog door stops £25, or if you want to be patriotic you can have a Union Jack one for £26.00.

There are Faux Suede Cushions for £35. And fabulously funky acrylic lights in the shapes of Cats, English Bull Terriers and Schnausers in a variety of colours.


Bone China mugs with pictures of dogs for £9.00. And if you take your pet on holiday some dog or cat passport holders which retail at £20.00. Acrylic dog bowls decorated with bones in two sizes medium £22, large £30.00. As well as various greeting cards in prices ranging from £2.50 – to £3.75.

Pugs might Fly at £69


Cat or Dog Gift Hampers from £36 – £80. Gift Boxes from £18.


For further information, please contact Elaine Jones on 07811 715452.

You can also e-mail us at [email protected]

Autumn 2012 dog and cat collections at Holly&Lil


 “All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey I went for a walk on a winters day!… 



 Ophelia is a handsewn bejewelled dream on Brown Calf. It was inspired by a kooky mix of the Mamas and the Papas “California Dreaming”,  Autumn leaves and is also is a homage to John Everett Millais’ Ophelia.



Ophelia has Gold Sequins with Semi Precious Tiger’s eye, Jasper (both chatoyant gemstones). Goldstone and green and gold and copper Swarovski Crystals and Crystal  Pearls, with a teeny touch of Carnelian, Adventurine, Amethyst and Turquoise – all handsewn onto a Holly&Lil Chocolate Brown Calf collar. Just delicious

Ophelia Will be available online. in our Semi Precious department, from Late September Prices start at £82

Then there is the wild and amazing DreamCatcher.  Our latest crazy Holly&Lil urban Boho fantasy.  You have to have a touch of the free spirit of the 60’s to appreciate this collar – just way too much hippie chic – but super fly! California Dreamin this AUtumn at Holly&Lil…

Dreamcatcher will be available online. in our Boho department, from Late September Prices start at £90 

For further information, please contact Elaine Jones on 07811 715452.