Spotlight: Mad Dog

Dorothy Egger, owner of Mad Dog, has been a Blacksburg native since 1972. Egger grew up in Germany and is fluent in German and seeking to be fluent in Italian. This Virginia Tech alumnus prides herself as a world traveler and food connoisseur with her most unique travel adventures being in the African continent. She permanently established Blacksburg as her home along with husband, Dr. Dayton Egger, a distinguished professor in the School of Architecture and Design. In 2003, Dorothy purchased Mad Dog with her daughter who currently resides in Santa Barbara.

Mad Dog, located at 109 North Main Street, is a local family-owned women’s boutique. At first, Mad Dog served as a skater store selling skateboards and men’s clothing. The original owners changed the venue to offer women’s apparel and accessories. At this point, Dorothy and her daughter took over and adapted the store into a fashion-forward women’s boutique. Mad Dog offers daily to formal apparel, home decoration, accessories, intimates, antiques, paintings, and gift items. The majority of the apparel comes from Los Angeles and New York, while a portion is from Atlanta and Florida. The store carries various pieces of locally made items. Looking for accessories? Check out locally made maroon and orange Virginia Tech jewelry. Don’t miss the elegantly crafted bird feeders as you enter! These birdfeeders are locally crafted in Christiansburg by a master of cooper roofing trained in Switzerland.

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What makes this store unique to Downtown Blacksburg? Customers and employees are welcome to bring their dogs. The dog-friendly store offers something for everyone. It is one of the best places to get a variety of affordable birthday gifts. The personalized gift wrapping adds the perfect finishing touch!

Stop by Mad Dog and get the latest arrivals for graduation and summer.  Isabella, the dog mascot, awaits your arrival!


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