This mum demanded $562 for a damaged pair of designer kids' shoes
A mum in the United Kingdom has made a pretty bold move by demanding £325 (NZ$562) for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house.
Designer and aspiring actress Sarah Louise Bryan was shocked when her 3-year-old Isabella came home with scuffed, drawn-on Italian boots, The Sun reports.
"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 an email to her friend, Nicola Gibbs.
"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.
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"Bill for a replacement pair of Italian fur booties £325 to be paid by 01/02/2017 before I take this higher."
The Sun reports that Isabella has more than 60 pairs of shoes, and always travels with a spare pair that's suitable for playing outside.
"If your child comes back with scratches on their body, you'd be like 'what's happened?' she told the paper.
"It's the same with her shoes. She's not supposed to go outside with them."
snuggles with my favorite ❤ pic.twitter.com/g21O6PawxX— Official Sarah Bryan (@Itssarahbryan) January 7, 2017
Unsurprisingly, Bryan has faced a lot of backlash for her statements. She appeared on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan, who called her "the worst kind of parent."
Reduced to tears, Bryan said Morgan was "just a big nasty bully."
Gibbs doesn't look likely to pay up, telling The Sun she didn't know what Bryan's problem was.
"She must have more money than sense if shes going to pay that much for a pair of shoes for her daughter and then complain when they get ruined.
"Kids are kids, they get messy, they ruin things, that's life."
Bryan was last in the spotlight when she made a dress out of Skittles lollies.