The Family Room The Family Room Blog Home

Mom spent more than $25K on 8-year-old’s clothes

Mom believes the money spent on designer labels is ‘well spent’ if it makes her son ‘more popular’ at school.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor May 22, 2013 5:40PM

One Essex, U.K. mom has money to burn — on her 8-year-old son’s fancy designer wardrobe, that is.

DigitalSpy reports that mega-spending mom Vicky Antonia has stocked her son’s closet with more than $25,000 in shoes, designer jeans and T-shirts.

Photo: Casey Gutteridge/SWNS.com Slideshow: The secret life of a stay-at-home mom

Young Zak’s wardrobe features top brands, including Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Prada.

“I know it must sound like I am spoiling him, but I just want him to look his best,” she told The Mirror.
“What is wrong with making your son look good?”

Gallery: 7 annoying moms you’ll meet at the park (or wherever else you go)

Most parents spend around $14,000 on children’s clothing up to the age of 21, reports The Mirror.

Read the whole story here.

Tell us: Do you think an 8-year-old should have 200 pairs of shoes and Armani swim trunks?

Bing: Outrageous celebrity spending habits

More from Family Room:
Mom arrested after baby dies in hot car
Protesters picket Barbie-themed house in Berlin
Report: Finland is best place to be a mother

Subscribe to Family Room

Love content like this? Friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and find us on Pinterest.

Readers: Calling all mom bloggers — we’re looking for fresh voices on MSN Living. Email us your samples and contact info.

Photo: Casey Gutteridge/SWNS.com

May 23, 2013 4:57PM
If that is her kid in the picture....looks like he already has an "attitude."  Clothes don't make a person Mom!!!  Do something worthwhile with all those big bucks....like helping others.  I wonder what Mom spend on herself to make her look good. geez

May 23, 2013 3:56PM

What a fool! She's no doubt spending the husband's money.


May 23, 2013 3:52PM
She got money, why not? Spending money is good for the economy.
May 23, 2013 3:25PM
My daughter went through a period where her shoe size changed every 6-8 weeks.  There is no way I would spend thousands on shoes that she'd only wear for a few weeks.  The mother in this article gets her jollies from others saying how nice her kid looks.  It's not about the kid, it's about the mom.
May 23, 2013 3:08PM
I'm assuming the pic featured is of her son. I can't imagine some one would allow their child to be photo'd in such ill fitting clothes. Armani or JC Penny, she should at least make sure his clothes fit. They are terribly wrinkled too! (smh) Priorities in the wrong place. That money would have been better served in a college fund.
May 23, 2013 3:00PM
Kids at that age have no clue what a 'brand name' is. They don't care about clothes that much. It really isn't until they hit the tweens before some kids start noticing, and then if you are always wearing such high end clothes, most kids will think you are a snob and won't want to be friends with you (unless ALL the kids wear those clothes).
May 23, 2013 5:47AM
I approve of the mothers well thought intention, but 25k is overboard; especially considering the fact that kids grow up fast and I bet in less than two years most of those clothing items and shoes will not fit. I would encourage the mother of this child to raise his self-esteem in a more constructive manner, and provide the child with skills, knowledge, etcetera that will remain with him forever because maybe when he grows up he might not be able to afford such labels and his self-esteem will be crushed. 
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

News, stories, tips and laughs for moms & dads

  • Family talking together

    5 reasons your family needs a weekend without any plans

    Remember the concept of weekends being a time for rest, relaxation, and togetherness? No? Us either. Between soccer games, playdates, dragging your kids to see the new exhibition at the local children's museum, and we need to pick up a gift for that birthday party that starts in . . . 20 minutes, juggling a busy family's weekend schedule can be more stressful than a weekday. While we know it's simply not realistic to cancel all your plans and obligations moving forward, clearing the calendar for just one weekend can be just the refresher that your family's craving. Here's why.

  • Kids who suck (Courtesy of Scary Mommy)

    10 kids who can drive you crazy

    Any of these sound familiar?

  • Swingset (YourTango)

    Why you might not realize your kid has abandonment issues

    4 steps for raising a child who doesn't feel emotionally stranded.

  • Getty Images

    7 things new moms will feel guilty doing, but should

    You just had a baby? You're a superstar! All those diapers, all that spit up, and you're makin' magic happen. But you're also likely tired - really tired - and busy (so, so busy). Taking time for yourself might seem like an indulgence but a happy mom makes for a happy baby. Here are 7 things you should definitely do to keep your sanity intact and your spirit high. <more, below>

  • DIY finger paints

    Kid-friendly DIY: 10 projects sure to inspire summer fun

    Summertime is on, and the kids are out of school. Every mom knows that for these three months it's more important than ever to keep the kids busy. But you don't have to schedule your life away with camps, or drop a bundle on activities and games that come in a box. You can make your own fun, and even include the kids in the prep, with some simple, inexpensive DIY crafts that will keep them playing 'til the lightening bugs come out. Make your own fingerpaint, bubbles, and crayons. Create a fort-building kit and superhero capes that will kick their imaginations into overdrive. Here are 10 of our favorite kid-friendly DIY crafts to fuel your summertime fun.

  • DIY modern dog bed

    5 easy-to-make dog beds

    Let these DIY dog bed projects be your inspiration and within a single weekend, you can construct something that really makes Rex feel like a king.

  • Global baby serum

    What to get someone who’s having a baby

    The task of finding an eco-friendly, safe-for-baby gift parents-to-be will actually use is kind of challenging. Add to that a price limit of $50, and the feat suddenly feels impossible! Fortunately, we combed the marketplace for some of the prettiest, most useful, sweetest gifts for baby and family. Many are fine on their own, while others would work well as part of a bigger basket — you know, if you wish to achieve that shower-goer hero status.

  • via Newser

    Mom threatened with forced c-section

    Jennifer Goodall gave birth Friday after much drama

  • via Scary Mommy

    Me, through my children's eyes

    My kids snapped a pic of me on my phone and it changed how I see myself

  • Newser

    Boy, 8, carries disabled brother through triathlon

    6-year-old has rare brain condition

  • Newser

    Question gets boy, 4, banned from doughnut shop

    He wanted to know if woman was pregnant

  • GHK

    And the best state to raise kids in is...

    Did your state make the grade?

buzzing now on msn living
follow us
follow us follow us on facebook follow us on pinterest follow us on twitter
family videos