Thursday, December 18, 2008

Luxe Children's Clothing

Luxury designer Peter Som created a holiday collection this year for kids. He teamed up with Best & Co., which is a children’s wear brand, and the clothing is sold at Bergdorf Goodman. I know other designers have children’s line as well. For example, Marc Jacobs has one called Little Marc Jacobs. Som’s collection includes dresses for close to $1,000 (the dress pictured here retails for $995) and a boys’ suit (including pants, shirt, vest and blazer) for $1,715.

The clothes are cute. But the prices seem steep. As the mother of a 10-month old girl, I can tell you that I am always in the market for a cute dress, yes, but I am also aware of what this child spends her day doing: smearing bananas all over her face, hair and clothing; dumping her bottle down her front; crawling across the floor at lightening speed, mop-style.

Spending $995 on a dress for your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah might make more sense. Especially when you factor in stores like Jade Formals in Roslyn, NY, and Best Dressed Secret in Livingston, NJ. These are consignment stores that will resell your high-end dresses so that maybe you can recoup some of your money, and at the same time, allow another Mitzvah Kid to enjoy your dress for her special day.

Posted by Erica, MMIT

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