The Sartorial Toddlers: How Rich People Dress Their Kids in $1,000 Outfits

The rich are different than you and I. For one, their kids are much better dressed. Well, much more expensively dressed anyways. Meet the sartorial one-percentlings:

Juliet Sandler dresses in the latest $650 dresses and $400 shoes from Parisian fashion house Lanvin. Juliet is 3.

Her mother, Dara Sandler, says she dresses her daughter in the latest fashions because Juliet is a reflection of her — even though her daughter can't spell the names of the designers, let alone pay for their clothes.

"I dress my daughter exactly the way I dress myself," says the 33-year-old Manhattan mother, who spent $10,000 for her daughter's summer wardrobe. She plans to spend a few thousand dollars more for fall.

Top fashion designers are pushing more expensive duds for the increasingly lucrative affluent toddler demographic. [...] Some designer houses like Oscar de la Renta and Marni say they're careful to keep the clothes appropriate for kids. But there are plenty of miniature versions of the adult looks that raise eyebrows because of their eye-catching prices and sophisticated styles.

Anne D'Innocenzio of AP has the story: Link (Photo: Anthon Unger/AP)


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While I try to convince myself that I would never do this, I have to be realistic and assume that if I earned a 6-figure income I would probably pay more for my kids' clothes than would someone with a 5-figure income. $10k seems like a lot to most people, but where's the point at which we 'normal' people say, 'okay, you can spend that much, I don't disapprove'? They're rich, they have money, they spend it. I envy their wealth, but certainly not their attitude.
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