Frugal Parents: 15 Celebrities Who Shop For Bargains And Use Hand-Me-Downs

Frugal Parents

Victoria Beckham spends $30 on her kids’ clothing? Who would have thought?

Whenever I buy clothes and shoes for my kids, I try my best not to spend a lot of money, mostly for obvious reasons: at 4 and 2, they are still growing and only wear most of their shoes for a few months at a time. Plus, they are kids after an entire day playing in the backyard or in the park, most of their socks or flip flops get either misplaced or their favorite Toy Story shirts get filthy. So what’s the point in spending a lot of money?

Well, it looks like a lot of celebrity parents agree with this theory as not everyone goes out to spend $500 on a pair of custom-made Louis Vuitton loafers for their 2-year-old (Kourtney Kardashian) or put in an order for baby Christian Loubs for their newborn (this side eye is for you, Beyonce). Celebrities such as Kendra Wilkinson, Sarah Jessica Parker and even Victoria Beckham are very careful with the money they spend on their children’s clothes while they try to raise them in the most normal environment possible.

Heck even Madonna who is worth a few gazillions and is notoriously cheap as we all know doesn’t even splurge on her kids clothes. Her adopted son David has even been seen wearing some of older brother Rocco’s hand-me-downs.

Check out our photo gallery of 15 celebrity parents who buy their kids’ clothes at Baby Gap and Target and keep the receipts.

  • David and Victoria Beckham 1 of 15
    David and Victoria Beckham
    You would think that with a fancy nickname like Posh Victoria Beckham wouldn't mind splurging on her kids clothes, but that is not the case. Sure, she likes to spend a pretty penny on herself (she is a fashion designer after all) but when it comes to her kids, Victoria bargain hunts. Her oldest son, Brooklyn, has been seen wearing shirts that can be bought for as low as $30.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker 2 of 15
    Sarah Jessica Parker
    Her onscreen character Carrie Bradshaw might have drooled over a $1000 pair of Christian Loubs in "Sex and the City" but Sarah Jessica Parker is a firm believer in having her children wear hand-me-downs. Growing up in a family that struggled financially, SJP is careful with every dollar she spends and unlike many other celeb moms, she even drives a minivan!
  • Angelina Jolie 3 of 15
    Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie donates millions to charity but when it comes to her kids clothes, she prefers that they wear each other's hand-me-downs. And why not? The kids have great taste. Shiloh was recently seen wearing one of Maddox's old Ramones shirt.
  • Kendra Wilkinson 4 of 15
    Kendra Wilkinson
    For anyone who has watched Kendra Wilkinson's hit television show, they know that she is one celebrity who doesn't take her fame and fortune for granted. Kendra shops at Target for her son Hank's wardrobe and even is pretty frugal when it comes to spending money on her own clothes, too.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar 5 of 15
    Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Sarah Michelle recently revealed in an interview that she clip coupons when she grocery shops at Whole Foods so it should come as no surprise that she is pretty frugal in the fashion departments, too.
  • The Obama Girls 6 of 15
    The Obama Girls
    Even Michelle Obama likes to pinch her pennies when it comes to her family. Younger sister Malia was recently seen wearing older sister Sasha's hand-me-downs.
  • Julia Roberts 7 of 15
    Julia Roberts
    Julia Roberts is one celebrity mama who likes to keep both her feet and her family firmly on the ground. Not only did she move her children away from Hollywood for a more quieter life in New Mexico, but she also recycles their clothes and has them wear each other's wardrobes.
  • Mick Jagger 8 of 15
    Mick Jagger
    Don't expect this rockstar to be rolling in his dough. His ex-wife Jerry Hall once complained that he always expected her to pay for their children's stuff and take care of the day-to-day finances.
  • Tobey Maguire 9 of 15
    Tobey Maguire
    There's a good reason why Tobey is always seen wearing his favorite old shirt and pants: he doesn't like to spend money. The actor credits his poverty-stricken childhood as one of the reasons why he likes to be financially secure.
  • Jennifer Garner 10 of 15
    Jennifer Garner
    Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are worth millions as they are one of the few A+ List celebrities, but when it comes to their family, they like to invest their money in their education and not in their clothes. Little sister Seraphina is always seen wearing big sister Violet's clothes.
  • Madonna 11 of 15
    Madonna - who is worth an estimated $250 million - is one celebrity who likes to keep her receipts and know exactly where every one of her pennies is spent. The Queen of Pop's two boys, Rocco and David swap their clothes all the time.
  • Teri Hatcher 12 of 15
    Teri Hatcher
    There's nothing desperate about this woman's finances. As a single mom, Teri Hatcher watches her money carefully. The only thing she's ever splurged for her daughter is one "fantastic trip to Africa."
  • Paul McCartney 13 of 15
    Paul McCartney
    This is a surprising one: Paul McCartney is cheap! With millions behind his name, he preferred to send his kids to public schools rather than private ones while they were growing up in England.
  • Reese Witherspoon 14 of 15
    Reese Witherspoon
    Sure, her movies back millions, but Reese Witherspoon likes to keep her family grounded and that's why this frugal mama dresses both herself and her children in sensible clothing.
  • Halle Berry 15 of 15
    Halle Berry
    Halle has made it clear that she prefers to shop the discount racks than fly to Paris to try on couture gowns. Her mother struggled to raise their family within meager means and that is why Halle prefers to save rather than splurge.

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