What's the Most You'd Spend on a Single Article of Baby Clothing? How About $1,200?Meredith Carroll
And I thought a $695 Burberry leather dress for toddlers was inane. Ha! Double ha! Ha ha!
An article in Thursday’s New York Times talks about designer clothes for kids that are nearly twice as expensive as that dress — for a single article of clothing!
How do you get spit up off of a $1,200 Lanvin Tulle dress? Although I guess if you’re spending $1,200 on a dress for children not old enough to keep their liquid inside their orifices, maybe it’s something they’ll only be wearing once anyway. Maybe if you’re spending that much money on clothes for your kids, you actually buy your kids a different outfit for every day of the year. And maybe they wipe their butts with dollar bills (or $20 bills!). Maybe your kid wears the $1,200 dress once and then you throw it into the rag pile for the house staff to use when they mop the floors of your country house.
High fashion designers like Lanvin, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Marni are branching out into the children’s clothing business lately, although the pricing is more in the adult realm, as are some of the styles (check out this suit! Hello, Grandma!).
Even if I had the money, I would feel too weird or grossly First World-ish spending such an exorbitant amount on items that will never be worn again if my kid’s diaper explodes.
But by all means, I hope designers never stop creating things like these $132 cargo pants (!). Without them, the list of things I’ll have to make fun will be that much smaller. Which would make me that much sadder. And since I don’t have “sad” clothes in my wardrobe of clothes clothes, whatever would I wear?
Photo credit: Saks Fifth Avenue