14/08/2014 16:50 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Mum Spends £20,000 On Designer Clothes For Eight-Year-Old Son

Mum spends £20,000 on designer clothes for son, 8, to make him more popular at school

An indulgent mum has defended dressing her eight-year-old son in £20,000 of designer clothes.

Model Vicky Antonia, 31, said: "I know it must sound like I am spoiling him, but I just want him to look his best, what is wrong with making your son look good?"

The fashion-conscious mum said she can't resist dressing little Zak 'like a doll' and has done since he was a baby.

She has spent a small fortune on high end brands such as Armani, D&G, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Prada – paid for by her work as a model and from Zak's father, who she is no longer in a relationship with.

Mum spends £20,000 on designer clothes for son, 8, to make him more popular at school

And she said she splashes out on the same designer shoes in different sizes so Zak can wear them as he grows . She also buys the same T-shirt in different colours if she can't decide on one shade.

"I would buy him different sizes in the same shoe if I really liked it so that when he grew out of one pair he could just put on the newer one," she told The Sun.

"If there was a T-shirt I wanted and I didn't know what colour to get then I would just buy it in every colour."

She has also paid out £10,000 on designer jeans and T-shirts plus £5,000 on accessories - including a £100 Christian Dior baby bottle.

Zak has more than 200 pairs of designer shoes, including a £200 pair of limited edition Evisu trainers, and even his swimming trunks are Armani.

He also has two rooms full of toys to entertain him and friends at their home in Epping, Essex.

She believes her extravagant shopping stems from almost losing Zak as a baby. The youngster was born after just 27 weeks and spent two months in intensive care after he contracted bacterial meningitis.

He pulled through but Vicky said she will always remember how she felt and has vowed to lavish her 'miracle baby' with whatever he wants.

She said: "As far as I'm concerned he is my wonder child and I don't think its necessarily a bad thing to want to treat your son.

"He was born so premature and there were kids in his intensive care unit that were in a better situation than he was and didn't make it.

"I could easily spend up to a £1,000 a week at one point but I have probably calmed down a bit in recent years."

If she carries on at her current rate she can expect to spend £50,000 on Zak's clothes by the time he leaves home.


She said she has some regrets over how much she has spent - especially as Zak doesn't care whether he's in designer labels.


Vicky said: "I could have put that money away for his future but I was given money from his father at the time and I just used to spend it week on week. I just thought it would always be like that and I didn't think any different.

"Me and Zak's father have split up now and I am more careful what I spend because it is my own money.

"I guess I haven't really learned though because I still spend a lot on Zak."