Woman slammed for asking another mum to pay for her daughter's damaged 325 shoes

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Sarah Louise Bryan, playdate bill for scuffed shoes
A mum has issued a £325 bill to a fellow parent after her daughter returned from a playdate with marks on her shoes.

Sarah Louise Bryan, a fashion designer, sent a furious email to the other mother, saying the 'Italian fur booties' that three-year-old Isabella was wearing needed to replaced by 1st February, at the family's expense.

'So Isabella has just come home from her playdate with your child and I am disgusted to see her new Italian leather shoes are all scuffed and have a Sharpie mark on them,' she wrote in the message, which was reproduced in the The Sun.

'Below is the bill for these replacing because they can not be fixed these are fine Italian leather! As a designer I do not want my child to look anything less than pristine.

'Bill for a replacement pair of Italian fur booties £325 to be paid by 01/02/2017 before I take this higher. Thank you. Sarah.'

Sarah Louise insists that it's crucial that child model Isabella always looks 'pristine'

'If your child comes back with scratches on their body, you'd be like "what's happened?"', Sarah Louise explained to the paper.

"It's the same with her shoes. She's not supposed to go outside with them. Wherever she goes, she goes with a bag of other shoes.

'Obviously shoes get scuffed on the soles, but these look like they've been worn for a year, not for a few hours. There's also a big black mark on the toe where they've been drawn on. I was devastated when I saw them.'

She added that child model Isabella, who has around 60 pairs of shoes in her wardrobe, needed the boots for fashion shoots.

The mother in question has reportedly refused to pay for the damage, saying: 'I don't know what her problem is to be honest.

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'She must have more money than sense if she's going to pay that much for a pair of shoes for her daughter and then complain when they get ruined.'

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Firstly, what idiot would buy a toddler a pair of £325 shoes knowing full well that children of that age grow out of shoes within a few months. Secondly if these expensive shoes were needed for Fashion Shoots, why the heck did she allow her to wear them to a play date. Thirdly, the mother states that her daughter goes with a bag other shoes. This makes me ask a question. Did her mother take her to her play date and if so, why didn't she just change her shoes before she left? Or, as is more likely, someone else took her and didn't change her shoes. Either way the other mother is in no way responsible for the damage. Her comment of 'As a designer I don't want my child to look anything less than pristine.' Oh get a life woman, you have a toddler, she wants and needs to go outside and play not just be there as a fashion plate to make you money and fame. Lord help that poor we girl.

Suzanne Ennazus

The main opinion on the web site it was first written on is that it's a made up story to get the mother attention. Daily Mail is trash. Can't read a story on there without seeing that sidebar saying to care about the attention seeking schemes of talentless celebs, or what women look like in a bikini or who's pregnant.


'Italian fur booties' 'new Italian leather shoes' So which are they? Also, if she can afford to pay £325 for one pair of shoes for her toddler and said toddler has 60 pairs of designer shoes then surely she can afford to pay for a new pair of the boots herself? Anyway, how does she know her daughter didn't draw on her shoes herself? (Unless she's insinuating that the other mother should have been watching her daughter continuously to make sure that her daughter didn't wreck her clothes)


Never heard anything so stupid omg


Stupid woman. I do hope the other parent just ignored the letter completely and let the idiot mother waste some money on legal counsel. Not a court in the land would expect a mother to make sure another parents child kept her shoes spotless. In any event, was the child to be forbidden from playing with pens? If not, how was the hosting mum supposed to stop the idiot's child from doodling on her own shoes? Curious too that for this money, not even a hint of a brand name, sounds like a vapid egocentric bint needing a financial handout to fund her stupidity.


She knew her child was going on a play date so why let her wear her expensive shoes. If they are for photo shoots then keep them for best not to show off in front of everyone.All she has done by trying to claim from the other mother is set her child apart from the rest. No other parents will invite her to play dates or parties in case they get billed for damaged items. Think of your child not your status.


Play clothes. Get some.

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