Life

By Lucy Notarantonio

A mum has revealed her 15-month-old son has a designer wardrobe worth £10,000 – while she shops at PRIMARK.

Proud mum Laurie spends a huge chunk of her wages every month on buying new designer pieces for tot Denver, who has just turned one – with the toddler owning pieces from Burberry, Gucci, and Versace.

But while the carer would never let her son be seen looking anything less than insta-perfect, his wardrobe means Laurie’s clothes mostly come from Primark.

And while she admits Denver would probably prefer a Thomas the Tank top to a Moncler coat she says she just can’t help wanting to make sure he’s the best-dressed toddler around.

Laurie, from London, said: “Denver is often dressed head to toe in designer clothes.

“I tend to shop at Primark and other high street stores.

“I sacrifice my own needs to ensure he has the best.

“My wardrobe is small compared to Denver’s who isn’t even two yet.

“He has an absolutely huge wardrobe, whereas my cheap clothes are just stored in plastic boxes.

“Everything of his is neatly organised and worth about ten grand altogether.

“Sometimes he only gets one wear out of the items as he outgrows them.

“He has Gucci tracksuits which are £350, Moschino t-shirts from £60 to £150.

“I like him to look good and it makes me feel happy.

“I used to wear designer clothes but now I satisfy my spending needs by shopping for Denver.

“There are parents that drink or buy lip fillers to spruce themselves up, but I don’t do any of that.

“All of my money goes on my children – my eldest two Elijah, 14 and Asa, ten, prefer sportswear.

“I barely buy myself anything. I am happy to wear the same pair of jeans from Primark for a while.

“I take pride in my son’s appearance – I’d rather my kids look good than myself.”

Denver’s outfits can range from £200 to over £600.

Laurie admits he would most likely prefer a Thomas the Tank Engine top.

She said: “He hasn’t got a clue about the cost or brands.

“He’d probably prefer to wear a t-shirt with a cartoon on, but I like him to look smart and stylish for special occasions.

“I tend to buy him, something designer, every payday but sometimes I can’t resist if there’s a sale on.

“His Versace tracksuit was a bargain as it had 70% off. It was only £200!

“I don’t mind him playing whilst wearing expensive clothing as I’m not going to stop him from having fun.

“He’s a typical boy who loves to get mucky when playing and that’s fine.

“However, I won’t be taking him to the park in his cream Moncler coat which was £380.

“He has previously spilt ice cream all over a Burberry outfit, but I didn’t mind – I have a washing machine.”

Once Denver grows out of his wardrobe, Laurie sells his stuff online.

She often recoups some of her money if the garments remain in good nick.

Laurie said: “He may only wear some items once or twice, so the condition is perfect.

“I can then sell it online and get most of the money back.

“Some people may judge me for Denver’s wardrobe, but it is none of their business.

“I can dress my child how I like.”

DENVER’S FIVE MOST EXPENSIVE ITEMS OF CLOTHING

MONCLER COAT – £380
GUCCI ALL IN ONE TRACKSUIT – £310
GUCCI SHOES – £225
MONCLER GILET – £180
GUCCI BELT – £120 EACH (HE HAS TWO)