This week, Kim Kardashian West revealed on Instagram that she had bought Louis Vuitton Speedy Mini handbags for all the baby girls of the Kardashian-Jenner clan (her four nieces and two daughters, North, age 5, and Chicago, 11 months). "I gave them to all the baby girls of the famous Christmas party in Japan," she wrote, sharing a photo of multicolored styles from the label's famous Takashi Murakami collaboration. Internet has not been slow to react – and considering the monogrammed bags in question are not just a luxury brand, but rare vintage styles
their high price only fueled the fire. Many have found the purchase extravagant and unnecessary: "Yes, because a baby needs a LV bag," a Twitter user lamented
; "That's what we need, more children entitled" wrote another
. Correct: for the majority, it takes weeks, even months, or years
, to save for this big designer purchase. Others have not contested the idea, especially if one has the means. "If I could, I would do it too," wrote a user, while another answered
"She won the money, it's up to her to spend as she pleases." It's also true: you can spend your money as you please. Every family is different and it seems exaggerated (although we all do it, intentionally or not) to check how parents raise their children or use their income to do so.
Photo courtesy of Kim Kardashian West / @kimkardashianPlus
Intrigued by the conversation, Vogue asked a group of fashion moms at work to give their opinion about their youth as well young people to get into labels, especially considering the growing market of fashion items at the size of a pint. Famous children like Kulture, Cardi B's daughter, or Asahd, DJ Khaled's son, always receive extravagant gifts from fashion houses; some of the biggest street fashion stars of Seoul Fashion Week are toddlers; and brands such as Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana have significantly expanded their ranges of children's clothing (not to mention the existence of targeted brands like Bonpoint) .Below, eleven moms weigh in the subject. "If parents can afford it and it makes them happy, why not! – Kathy Lo, founder of Two Bridges "I had the impression that the designer's wearing was for adults as well as for kids! I find that women I know are less attracted to big brands and tend to value special items with a story. That said, my daughter sometimes has a rebellious taste. I remember that I only wanted to wear Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica and that my mother was saving me money to keep the children so I could buy it. Everything is a matter of degree – no child should spend thousands of dollars on a bag or dress on which he will grow or be covered with paint. "- Batsheva Hay, Designer" I would never dream of buying my 5 years – the daughter of a designer no matter what. Soon she will grow up and her too young friends will start making bags and clothes with status symbols, and we will cross this bridge when we come to it, but why should I introduce the concept of a child to a designer? Are Rapunzel Disney Store costumes the norm? I'm trying to teach him that people and actions are more important than things. That said, there are some designer objects: a small LV handbag, a skirt that I have in Paris and that will never match me again, to which I hang when it will be (a lot) older. – Michelle Ruiz, editor-in-chief of Vogue
"When I was waiting for the first, I bought a lot of cashmere items at Bonpoint, and I chose neutral colors to keep it for the second one. These are actually pieces I want to save and give them when they have children. I choose good quality because I like the idea of reusing clothes and being more durable. I buy outdoor clothes and branded shoes, where I know that the quality is good and lasts more than a month, as well as soft cashmere mesh to wear in cold weather. I did not buy a lot of designer pieces for them because they constantly get dirty with food or playing outside. – Pernille Teisbaek, co-founder of Social Zoo "My little boy, Walter, wears a Versace tracksuit or Polo Ralph Lauren bear sweater regularly. In my defense: all his creations are gifts. Great gifts, do not get me wrong. I have the intention to keep most of them even when Walter will be grown up from them. They are so cute. When I go shopping for baby clothes. . . I am not focused on the designer. It's more colors and shapes. Or I try to find clothes as big as possible, such as polos and corduroy pants. But by saying that, I remember all too well how fantastic Baby Burberry's pieces are. Veronika Heilbrunner, fashion editor and street star: "My daughter is currently 2 years old and rejects almost everything she puts in an hour or two. . However, I gave it to him and I bought him the occasional designer dress, top or top, because of the incredible comfort and quality of the fabric. I must say that Bonpoint is so solid, beautiful, and fits so well that I would rather buy him a perfect shirt rather than three cheaper ones, which immediately wear out and probably add up at the same price. some months. I have some basic rules: I never go over a certain price. And designer shoes are forbidden because her feet are growing at the speed of light and she never adapts to them at the right time. – Catherine Piercy, director of beauty at Vogue"How do you define luxury these days? You could argue that the off-white Nikes or Yeezys infants could be defined as a luxury for a new generation. In this regard, [my child] Myles certainly has luxury products. Beyond that, I'm not opposed to him having some parts, provided they are a little bit in the future. Meaning, a shirt that will overtake in a season may not be the smartest investment. But a hat or scarf from a designer we love could last a few years. – Rana Batyske, Founder of Mothergood "I love fashion, but I do not find anything particularly appropriate for a child with designer brands. I've been waiting a long time for my first designer articles and I think most of the time, my kids should do the same. This teaches you how to save for something and then appreciate it when you get it, as well as to take care of it. That said, I'm not a fan of fast fashion for kids either. I'm trying to buy some very well made classic items of small brands that I like very much, like Pixie Lily in Charleston, South Carolina. However, I bought matching Gucci swimsuits at Bergdorf Goodman for my daughters, as it was the cutest print I have ever seen. However, I learned my lesson because, after a season in the water of the highly chlorinated swimming pool during swimming lessons, the impression quickly faded. #momfail. "- Alexandra Macon, editor-in-chief of Vogue"Will I allow my child to wear designer clothes? Yeah. But would I buy it for them? Absolutely not! I was offered great designer gifts for my children, thanks to the work or gifts of people. But I can not justify spending tons of money on clothes that they will take out in seconds. Children grow up fast, so you need to know how to buy what you buy from them. My children dress well, but they are still children, so their clothes reflect their age. Nothing is chic, but it's super cute. – Rajni Jacques, director of fashion at Teen Vogue and seduce"It's hard to adapt to reality, because in your head, your baby deserves it and you deserve it! I wore it for nine months, I underwent the work, then the consequences of breastfeeding and recovering your identity. You are ready to pay incredible prices for cute things. I would not want to buy luxury items for my child just because it goes against my ethics. They are too small to understand and appreciate. The lifespan of children's clothing is too short to make sense of such craziness. I got gifts from creators – it's cool, like you're carrying another baby clothes. Think about the planet and the future of your baby. Recycling is king. – Claudia Cifu, Stylist "My 3 year old daughter does not own any luxury items, with the exception of a LV Mini bag that I pass on to her – the only luxury item I owned in my childhood. .. and I do not plan to buy his luxury items in the near future. The reason is simple: it would be a waste. I do not think she needs it, likes it or does not want it. When I think about designer or luxury, the longevity aspect is very important, because designer clothes are usually an investment. I think the cost per wear and tear justifies the extra expense, but the kids grow up so fast and do so much in their clothes that their wardrobe is virtually in need of constant renewal. . . . I also want her to be free to live in her clothes. I can not imagine being relaxed by watching her eating beets with her $ 300 pullover. – Priscilla Debar, founder and CEO of Faubourg See the videos.