Mother spends $30,000 on designer clothing for her son, 8, buys 200 pairs of shoesBy Mason White 4:17 AM May 23, 2013
|Zak Antonia shows off his shoes|
By: Eva Fett
A mother is not holding back any luxury clothing from her child and is buying up anything the store has to offer, but the clothing needs to meet one condition, it must be a brand name.
The child is just 8-years-old, but this fashion kid is already a step ahead of most adults in the style area, with apparel worth more than $30,000.
Little Zak Antonia, is covered from head to toe in the best brands such as D&G, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Prada.
The only child has more than 200 pairs of shoes and even bathing suits from Armani.
Yesterday his mother, Vicky Antonia, 31, said: “I know it must sound like I’m spoiling him, but I just want him to look his best.
“What’s wrong with wanting your child to look good?” She asked.
Glamour model Vicky, who is separated from the entrepreneur Zak’s father, has so far spent $7,500 on her child’s shoes, $15,000 on clothes and another $7,500 in accessories.
Most parents spend around $15,000 on clothes for children up to the age of 21, a recent survey found, but by the time Zak becomes an adult, Vicky will spend more than $75,000 on him.
“I am sure the child feels great now, but later on in life, when he will be on his own, it will be difficult for him to adjust and that could cause him severe mental illness. I would not advise any parent to spoil a child like that,” Roy Freeman, 22, of London, England told YourJewishNews.com when asked to comment about the mother’s brand name buying fetish.
Vicky’s family has begged Vicky to reduce her expenses, but Vicky from Epping, Essex, believes her brand name buying fetish is all due to nearly losing Zak when he was a baby.
He was born at 27 weeks and spent two months in intensive care with bacterial meningitis.
She said: “He is my only son and I think it is not a bad thing to want to treat your child.”