Tracee Ellis Ross (star of Girlfriends) takes her cute pooch for a walk after lunching at Fred Segal yesterday. I'm surprised to see her opting for a polypropylene, roped Mendota leash. Most popular in the agility and obedience rings, they have a broken-in, gentle-on-the-hands feel — and come in a rainbow of 21 radiant color combinations (she sports Salt & Pepper). As an added perk, even though it appears to be a sunny day in LA, this leash is great for those rainy ones, too — the solid-braid webbing is waterproof and colorfast showing no performance loss, runny colors, or fading when wet. If you're just walking around town like these two, the snap leash ($13.95) is preferred but, if you're getting a pooch into the competition circuit, check out the slip, show, and martingale versions as well.
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