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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.

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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?”

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

Read the whole story here.

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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. 
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