With the arrival of the first-ever Global Kids Fashion Week a few months ago, high-end designer clothing has found a new limelight. Now, fashion industry titans like Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Burberry, and Tommy Hilfiger are making miniature versions of their stylish high-end pieces for little fashionistas to wear everywhere from special events to high street, and celeb kids like Suri Cruise, Romeo Beckham, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, and Jayden and Willow Smith are doing just that.
But luxury designer clothing comes at an expensive price, which begs the question: is dressing smart worth the cost—especially for kids? After all, trends are updated each season, and kids tend to outgrow their clothes even before new looks hit the runways. While it’s true that dressing the entire family in designer threads on a regular basis is far from financially practical, there are some special occasions that just may warrant dressing up in those high-end pieces.