8 of the most expensive designer toys from Balenciaga, Burberry, Karl Lagerfeld and more
Talk about pay to play.
Parents are shelling out hundreds of dollars for posh plushes – and the stuffed animals aren’t even life-sized.
Balenciaga is the latest luxury brand to release a line of designer toys, which have sold out despite their almost $200 price tags.
bro Balenciaga just released branded stuffed animals 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Pz9dURUep9
— $olacing (@solaciing) July 25, 2017
The stuffed animals, which run $145 to $190, were crafted exclusively for its Parisian fashion boutique, Colette, which is closing in December. The fuzzy friends, including Charly the penguin, Bendy the giraffe and Koko the monkey, wear t-shirts that read Balenciaga and “Dream ’18.”
But these aren’t even the most expensive toys targeted at chic children. Starting with Tiffany’s $195 sterling silver baby rattles (now discontinued – but you can still bag $180 silver baby combs, or even $150 silver spoons, irony included), the bar has been set for upper class moms and dads to present their bundles of joy with precious keepsakes. Here’s six more of the most over-the-top luxury children’s toys.
Check, please! This Burberry bear in the designer label’s signature camel check plaid is almost $2,000 thanks to being handcrafted in England from 100% cashmere, and for featuring an engraved Burberry charm under its bowtie.
Bergdorf Goodman’s ivory-colored cashmere bear is made in Italy, with a small stitched nose and smile, and the signature “BG” subtly embroidered across the belly.
Talk about fur-real friends – these teddy bears available at the luxe Farfetch boutique are made with real mink fur in six different colors, including lavender, rose and gray. They also feature crystal eyes and polka dot bow ties.
This ultraplush gray penguin from Aurora World Toys at Nordstrom carries a hefty price tag, considering he’s made of polyester. He’s almost kid-sized at three feet tall, though, and has a weighted bean-bag bottom to keep him upright.
Posh penguins are haute. This huggable bird from signature stuffed animal maker Steiff at Neiman Marcus features a signature Steiff charm and gold tag to prove it’s legit. And don’t miss the giant four-foot tall $395 Pawprints giraffe.
And we’ve got to give a shout-out to Karl Lagerfeld’s replica of his beloved Birman cat Choupette, available at Karl.com and boutiques under his brand, which comes with a carrying case and a magnetic mouse.
Granted, she’s supposed to be an adult collector’s item; not a children’s toy – but then again, aren’t all of these?
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