Katie Drops $14M in NYC

Star racks up impressive bill in 6 months during Broadway stint, Post estimates
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2009 11:14 AM CST
Katie Holmes attends the afterparty for the New York premiere of "Valkyrie" at the Time Warner Center, Dec. 15, 2008.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Katie Holmes is “Manhattan’s Most Valued Shopper” after spending more than $14 million during her 6 months in New York, the Post estimates. Dining at hot spots like Nobu accounts for more than $7,000, while dressing herself and Suri racked up at least $17,000. But the bulk of the tally comes from the Cruises’ rumored acquisition of three more lofts during Holmes’ Broadway run.

“Union Square is getting increasingly hip,” says a real-estate maven of the lofts’ location, but notes that having Tom around (though the Cruise camp denies the purchases) probably won’t help the building: “There’s that sense that he’s a bit odd. I don’t think you’re going to see a ton of people clamoring to move next door.”