Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tom & Katie Have Spent $3M On Clothes For Suri


Suri Cruise is allegedly three years old. According to Closer Magazine, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have spent over $3M on clothes for Suri since she was born. Well, to be honest it is not all clothes. There are the $300 shoes, and the custom made Louboutin shoes as well. Oh, and a child version of Katie's $4,000 Valextra handbag. Because, honestly what 3 year old could live without one.

Suri has been spotted in clothes by Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Burberry. Even if the designers don't make a line for children, Tom & Katie special order items for Suri. The report sounds like crap, but you know what? I bet a lot of it is true and if they really bought her a $4,000 purse when she wouldn't have known the difference if you had bought her a $10 one, then I hate to see how spoiled she is going to be when she gets older.

What does the family do with all the designer shoes and clothes? Kids grow fast. Are they keeping them? Do they have to give them to Xenu as an offering? Are they selling them to try and raise money to keep MGM in business? I am also willing to wager that Isabella & Connor have not had $3M spent on them for clothes combined for their entire lives.

36 comments:

lyz said...

All that $$ on clothes and they dress her like a granny. Put her in Mary Kate and Ashley from Walmart and she'll look cuter! Poor kid always looks like a ragamuffin, just like her mama.

Beensie said...

That's an Hermes shopping bag if I'm not mistaken. *Jealous sigh*

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I have so many things I want to say about this, but all I can think about is that the name of the desinger of the matchy, matchy purses sounds like Valtrex. Then I think of herpes and Paris Hilton.

whole_lotto _luv said...

lol, Sue Ellen, I first read it as $4,000 Valtrex...

A child this young (whether 3 or 4) doesn't have a clue about designers. I can't believe the Co$ would let them spend so much cash on baby clothes.

Alice D Millionaire said...

She is going to turn out badly. Is it wrong of me to get a little excited at the prospect of grown up Suri gossip and the eventual tell-all? Yes it is but I cannot help it...I have a black heart.

MissCupcakeMagee said...

I wonder if Katie is spending all this money on Suri, not just because it's fun and it's something to do with her time but also because she can resell it after a wearing or two and squirrel away money for a later date... Why, all those expensive teeny tiny little outfits might just be part of her retirement fund.

mikey said...

lyz, you are so right! Gymboree for special events. She is a very old looking 3 year old - she gets that from her mother, who looks about 50 on a good day.

chestnut-red said...

This article is so sad. Just think how many poor kids could be clothed or fed with that much money.

My children were clothed in name brands too...Target; Gap Kids, from the sale rack; Gymboree, from the sale rack; The Children's Store, sometimes from the sale rack; and my favorite brand of all, Hand-Me-Downs.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I like the way you think Miss Cupcake. I laughed when I imagined her squirreling away those outfits for a rainy day.

That being said, I am not anyone's mother, but it doesn't make sense to me to spend a lot of money on designer clothes for a small child. Don't those things grow like weeds? It would seem more logical to me that you would save the expensive clothes for when they are older and are able to get a couple years out of something, as well as being able to "fit in" with everyone else who are wearing expensive/fashionable clothes. I don't recall caring what I wore until high school, and that only lasted 3 years. This screams insanity to me.

whole_lotto _luv said...

MissCupcakeMagee, who would have the money to buy these clothes, other than another celebrity? If Suri is photographed in them, none of the other shallow celebrity moms would want their daughters to be seen in them.

Besides, the retirement fund is part of the contract.

Alice D Millionaire said...

Sue Ellen I don't think any of this is about logic...seems to be more about status.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Maybe that's the problem, I don't give a shit about status and that's all they care about. Probably why it doesn't compute to me.

shazzzba said...

CRAZY UNHAPPY PEOPLE, THIS IS NOTHING TO BE JEALOUS OF...IT'S SAD.

Alice D Millionaire said...

Sue Ellen I agree...it is pathetic that they have to make themselves feel important by having what no one else can have (even if they were insane enough to want to buy it)

linnea said...

Alicia, I think you are BAD - but I am totally with you! I would buy it too...

Patty said...

If they spent $3 mil, then they are not getting their money's worth. There are waaaay cuter clothes at Target.

That being said, she does look better dressed than Brange's kids. It looks like their clothes come from Goodwill. When was the last time you saw a picture of Zahara or Shiloh in a dress?

Karmen said...

I don't see the point in spending that much money on a toddler's clothes. She's just gonna get dirt on it from playing in the mud with other kids. Oh wait ...

Mooshki said...

From what I've heard, she's already spoiled rotten. Throws fits with the staff.

Xine Marie said...

"Are they keeping them? Do they have to give them to Xenu as an offering?" -- Consider yourself hugged, Enty!

And I second Alice D. Millionaire's first comment. My heart's as black as hers.

Harriet Hellfire said...

I think it's horrible, but I can tell you, that if my mother had had 3 million dollars to spend on label clothes for me when I was a kid, she would have. She was - still is - a complete and utter label whore. Yes. I just called my mother a whore *LOL*. I had a little Burberry coat. And I would have had a lot more of she had had more money. Nothing disappointed her more than me growing up to become a punk rocker in my teenage years, and it had nothing to do with the music, which she actually liked.
And then when grunge happened, and I wanted some damn flannel shirts, she wouldn't buy cheap ones for me that I found, but when she saw an identical one that was by Levis, she thought it was OK even though it cost 40 bucks more. Just saying. OK, so 40 bucks isn't 3 million dollars, but you get the point.

I just hope they donate the clothes when she outgrows them.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I like what Brange's kids wear. They look normal.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure she does throw fits. She is supposedly a small adult and does not need correction or training of any kind.

The clothing thing is almost sick. In this economy, with so many out of work and wondering how in hell to feed their families, and children going to bed hungry, they are spending this kind of money on clothes for a child? Kids are better off in comfortable clothes they can get dirty. Nothing wrong with Goodwill - buy them, wash them with a little bleach in the water, good as new.

I thought the heeled slippers they bought her were ridiculous - and the fact that she seems to always be wearing lipstick too. Let her be a kid!

equinox said...

Brad and Angelina's children look happy and normal, while Suri often looks scared, tired and out of sorts. Anyone seriously think she is allowed to play and be a child?

feraltart said...

When Suri was in Australia with her mum, she was dressed like a normal kid, no designer clothes. She looked so happy and was allowed to play in the park - no heels etc. Sad they feel the need to keep up 'appearances' back home.

Christina Penn said...

I have two babies, a girl 18 months-old, and boy 4 months-old, and I get a lot of great clothes from consignment shopping. I find great brands, really cute stuff, frequently with tags on them.

I live in the DC metro area, which is well-to-do, so people are label-conscious. I bought a pair of never-worn Levis for my daughter for $9. Most gently worn items are $3. Since the clothes are certainly never worn out before they are outgrown, I sell them back for store credit. As you can imagine, this is ideal for Halloween costumes.

I wonder is a consignment shop in Beverly Hills would work. Think of all the upper-middle class parents who could finally afford (used) Armani, Versace, and Cavalli for their kids!

Aimée said...

To be fair, Closer magazine isn't a particuarly reliable source...its stories mostly consist of diet plans, skinny celebrities, celebrities with cellulite, Brangelina splitting up, Brad & Jennifer reuniting, and stories about reality stars. But as reliable as the magazine is, it is one of the more believable stories.

Lioness70 said...

When I was a kid, I asked my mom, why do you shop for our clothes in Bradlees? We were very well off. Now I know why. Ah, the ignorance of youth.

I buy most everything in JCPenney, Children's Place, Target, and Wal-Mart. I even buy clothes that are a little too big, so the kids get at least two or three years out of them.

I love looking at the Crewcuts catalog (the kid version of J. Crew), but has anyone ever seen the prices?!? For stuff that the kids are going to outgrow in a year? Forget it!

Vanessa said...

I don't get the point of this article.....

This is Tom and Katie's money...meaning they could do what ever they want to do with it as long as it is legal.

If they want to spend 3 million ...so be it.

I wouldn't spend that much money but then I am not worth 200 million dollars and some change.

If I were to have that kind of money...I don't think I would be shopping at payless for my kids anymore.

I don't like how you are willing to wager that Tom hasn't spent that much money on the other kids....I am pretty sure he spent as much money on them as the other...its just the media doesn't pay attention to them b/c both are adopted and one is mixed-race.

Look at how much attenion Angie's adopted children get compared to her biological.....

Nature of the beast.

Judi said...

IA with Vanessa about Tom and Katie's spending on Suri. It may not be what any of us would do but we're not them. They can do what they want with their own money.

janele said...

I don't have a problem with the Cruises spending $3M on Suri.

In my opinion, that's better than spending $3M on a Scientology playground, complete with child-sized saunas for the Purification Rundown. But they just might already have that.

I'm still hoping the rumors are true that Katie is divorcing Tom. If so, then I agree with the poster above who thinks that Katie is re-selling the clothes -- but I hope the proceeds go towards her and Suri's escape from Scientology.

City Councilman Doug said...

The Crazy Coupon Lady in me LOVES the idea of Katie reselling. I get excited when the thrift store runs a 1/2 off sale....clearly I am mad.

Lana's Blog said...

I kind of doubt this is true. First of all, every designer of children's clothing probably sends them stuff for free. Second, to spend $1M a year, you'd have to spend $83K a month, that's like $2700 a day. EVERY DAY. That's not feasible.

MoodyBlueEyes said...

Meh. It's gross, but it's their money, let em spend it as they wish. It's just a shame that if they're dropping that kinda dough on Suri's wardrobe, that she has to look so, well, dowdy, for a little kid.

I personally love to go "Goodwill hunting". My daughter is 8, and is very tall and big for her age (not FAT, but just proportionate for her height - 55" tall). I've found GAP, The Limited, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and others, for next to nothing. It takes patience, but it works, and she always looks super cute.

Mango said...

$3 million on clothes yet how many pics did we see of Katie and Suri in which Katie was wearing a coat or jacket and Suri was not? WTF was that all about? $4,000 purses but can't afford to buy your toddler a friggin' coat? "Hello? Katie??" *raps on her head* "It's Reality! You in there??"

Choice said...

Dreadful to spend that much on a child's clothing when there are so many starving and cold children in the world. Shame on you Cruises.

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Jewels said...

Right. I suppose if I made as much $$ as these two dimbulbs, I might be inclined to spend a little more on my kid's clothes. For one, I would certainly skip the second-hand store...

However, I don't have their money, therefore, I will continue to shop at Winners and Walmart and Zellers for cute little outfits for my little Princess (who doesn't 'do' dresses...) at a fraction of the cost of Suri's one purse...

Oh, and those little heeled shoes she had on? Those made me cringe. I can't believe the footwear parents put on their growing kids' feet! Yeah, they're cute, but the body isn't done growing and is full of growth plates. Do you know how many kids' feet my husband has to 'fix' every DAY from poor footwear choices on the parents' part? And don't get me started on those stupid 'heelies', damn things are SO dangerous...

K, I'm done... LOL!

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