Mum emails an invoice to her friend after daughter came home from playdate with pen on her Italian leather shoes’.

Mum wants friend to pay £325 ($540 AU ) to replace her daughter’s expensive shoes after they were marked with pen during a play-date.

Sarah Louise Bryan, 28, insists she was outraged when her three-year-old daughter came home from a pal’s house with damage to a pair of red, leather boots made in Italy, reports The Mirror.

Sarah told The Sun: “If your child comes back with scratches on their body, you’d be like ‘what’s happened?’

“It’s the same with her shoes. She’s not supposed to go outside with them.”

An email reproduced in The Sun reads: “So ….. 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.

“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 looking 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”

Nicola has reportedly refused to pay up and added: “I don’t know what her problem is to be honest. “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.”

However, question marks about the story have immediately been raised with critics suggesting the mum’s outrage may not be entirely genuine.

Sarah has since shared that she has received death threats and been cyber bullied over the news story.

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  • I thought I had heard it all !!!!! Why would you buy such expensive shoes for a 3 year old, even if they were for a special occasion??? Why let a child go even outside if you are afraid they will get marks on them, especially to play with other children. Yes, they are young playing and sometimes get marks on their clothes and shoes. Surely if they sure such expensive good quality shoes the mark can be cleaned off. Eventually the child will grow out of them. If she is so concerned maybe she should go and supervise her child. What would the reaction be if another child marked her shoes at her place and tried to charge her? I can’t see these Mums being friends any longer. It may ruin the friendship between the 2 little girls though, especially if either of them don’t have a choice of interacting with other children.


  • Good heavens…..I sure hope the adults havent been friends for long as you would think that you would see signs pretty early on that this woman was a nightmare.


  • Is it April Fools Day? What precisely does take it higher mean? Would love to know what that means and no doubt it would be laughed at in any legal capacity. Children need play clothes and shoes that can be played in and get messy, scuffed and possibly even damaged. The play is important and not how they look when they play!


  • wow I hate spending big money on shoes that may fit for a week! Crazy woman!!


  • Wow, i would have told my frienx where to go if she tried to bill me. Kids will be kids. They get stuff dirty. They ruin stuff. Guess what, it happens!


  • You cannot be serious! Way over the top!


  • How ridiculous yo buy such expensive shoes for a 3 year old and expect them to remain immaculate.

    • Why would anyone want a young child to be immaculately dressed on a play date – children need to be able to play and have fun and not worry about marking clothing.


  • oh boy, scary mummy and man I feel sorry for the child!!


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