I remember the lure of the brand name clothes when I was a kid, but it wasn't something we could afford and that was that. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't immune to wanting the stuff. In the first grade I slipped in dog shit at recess and was positively tickled that the replacement jeans the office gave me were Sassoon's. I strutted around in my Sassoon's all during the next recess, and probably made the OK sign with my fingers and said "Oh-la-la, Sassoon" over and over. I watched TV, I knew what I should be wearing. I had one pair of Guess jeans in sixth grade and an Espirit book bag that I swung proudly over my shoulder with the Espirit logo always facing outward. (You kids that were BORN in the 80's won't get any of these references. Google them if you like.)
Today, designer labels are much more prevalent than when I was a kid, and much more expensive. And something I can pretty much guarantee Sabrina will not have. Why would I pay $150 for a pair of True Religion jeans for my toddler when I could get an entire wardrobe at the Carter's outlet for the same price? And have a baby that looks like a freaking baby, not a really small teenager.
I can't decide which is more alarming: the fact that people dress their baby in designer clothes, or the fact that they exist in the first place. I get improving maternity clothes so you don't look like a huge floral mess and actually have a little style during those 9 months. But I don't get wanting babies to look like adults. Let them be cute. Let them wear pastels with teddy bears or heart designs. Let them be babies and dress them as such. Don't put them in a $150 pair of jeans. I don't care if you can afford it, that shit just isn't right.