Celebrity-Mad Moms Shell Out for Designer Baby Duds

Parents spend big bucks to dress kids like the babies of the stars
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 1:24 PM CDT
Kingston Rossdale, son of musicians Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani, is a favorite fashion icon for parents bent on dressing their babies like the kids of the famous.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(Newser) – Sales of designer baby clothes are booming as parents keep a close eye on what the offspring of the famous are wearing, the Wall Street Journal reports. Stores are getting cleaned out of outfits after pics appear of a celebrity tot like Suri Cruise wearing them.

The trend looks set to carry on as birth rates soar, but not every parent is keen on keeping up with the Jolie-Pitts. "I don't even spend that much on my own clothes," said one mom who's putting extra cash in a college fund rather than shelling out for $50 baby T-shirts.