A spoiled teenager who previously made headlines for insisting she needed a $5,000 allowance every month to sustain her lifestyle recently went for a shopping spree with her mother — and spent tens of thousands of dollars on high-end designer goods.
Nicolette Gray, 16, showed off her purchases in a YouTube video, detailing her five-figure ‘haul’ and explaining that her mother Nina, a doctor from Beverly Hills, had decided to treat her to a shopping session after being ‘mean’ to her.
‘I think she just felt really bad for everything that she did,’ Nicolette, who refers to herself as the Beverly Hills brat on her channel, said. ‘I didn’t really come out with this publicly but she kicked me out of the house recently and she just did a ton of stuff that was really mean, and so she felt really bad and she wanted to make up for it so we went on a whole shopping spree.’
Balenciaga sock sneakers: $750
Shoes: Self-dubbed ‘Beverly Hills brat’ Nicolette Gray, 16, showed off $20,160 worth of purchases in a recent haul video, beginning with these $750 Balenciaga sneakers
The teenager claimed in the title of her video that the total of her shopping haul came to $35,000. However, the prices of the items she showed on camera, minus an undisclosed purse she bought for her mother, amount to an equally-eye-watering total of $20,160.
On camera, Nicolette began to showcase the many items Nina bought her, with many of the purchases costing more than $1,000.
‘I have so many bags around me. Oh my God, what do I start with?’ she wondered aloud.
Nicolette first unveiled a pair of black Balenciaga sock sneakers, explaining excitedly that she had been looking for them for a while but had been struggling to find her size.
‘So, these are the shoes,’ she said, showing the black sneakers on camera. ‘I tried them on in the store and they fit perfectly. I’m just so happy to have my size.’
The sneakers, which also exist in a men’s version, retail for $750 on Balenciaga’s website.
Balenciaga turtleneck: $1,290
Garment: The teen unveiled a $1,290 cashmere turtleneck sweater from Balenciaga, with the name and logo of the brand written in red letters across the chest
The teenager then unveiled a cashmere turtleneck sweater from Balenciaga, with the name and logo of the brand written in red letters across the chest.
Nicolette explained that she’s excited to wear it as a dress, because she ‘kind of hates’ styling outfits herself, and when she doesn’t have someone to do it for her, she likes to wear tops as dresses in order to make the process easier.
‘So it’s just this cashmere turtleneck sweater and it says Balenciaga in red on it, and I have the red Balenciaga hoodie but I thought this was really cool because it’s, like, a turtleneck and it’s cashmere,’ she said, holding up the garment.
She then read the prices of the two Balenciaga items out loud from her receipt, explaining that when she watches other people’s hauls, she enjoys knowing how much each purchase cost.
Her turtleneck is currently available for $1,290.
Gucci backpacks: $1,290 (with bumblebee pattern) and $1,150 (classic monogram)
Traveling in twos: Nicolette and Nina visited a Gucci store, where Nicolette got two backpacks
During their shopping spree, Nicolette and Nina also visited a Gucci store, where Nicolette proceeded to purchase two backpacks.
She originally needed one mini backpack, as she explained in her haul, but ended up falling in love with two designs and ended up purchasing both.
One of them has the classic Gucci monogram with the addition of golden bumblebees to the pattern, while the other simply has the regular monogram.
‘I really like this one,’ Nicolette said of the classic backpack, ‘but then I also wanted the one with the bumblebees and so I was just, like, get both.’
The teen was originally going to get three different bags from Gucci, but they ran out of the third model she was looking for so she came out with two—though she assured her viewers she would go back for the third one.
Nicolette called the backpacks ‘really cheap’, at one point estimating that one of the bags had cost about $1,100 and adding: ‘That’s really cheap for a designer backpack. I don’t know why they’re so cheap.’
She later gave exact prices for each of the items, revealing that the backpack with bees had cost $1,290, while the one without the bees had come at a price of $1,150.
Numbers: The teen got a backpack with a bumblebee pattern (pictured), which costs $1,290, and one with just the classic monogram at a price of $1,150
Gucci slides: $1,150
Shiny: Nicolette got these $1,150 slides by Gucci, which she thought were perfect for her because she loves ‘shiny things’
In addition to her two Gucci backpacks, Nicolette also got a new pair of slip-on slides at the store, because she’s ‘tired’ of her current ones.
She already owns fur black slides from the designer, but said she has been wearing them ‘everywhere’ and was thus looking for a new model.
Nicolette picked a pair of web slides with a black sole and a blue and red fabric brand stretching across the foot, topped with sparkly crystals, which she said makes them ‘just like [her] other crystal Gucci shoes’.
‘The second I saw these, I was like, “Oh my God, they’re so me,” because I love shiny things,’ she told her viewers.
Gucci is currently selling the slides at $1,150 a pair.
Yves Saint Laurent gold leather stilettos: $695
Sparkly pumps: Nicolette went to Yves Saint Laurent and got these $695 golden stilettos
Moving on to the Yves Saint Laurent part of her haul, Nicolette announced she had gotten ‘so many things’ from this specific store, adding: ‘I literally think I got, like, five purses.’
The first item she unveiled was a pair of golden leather stilettos, which her mother Nina got too so that she and her daughter would have matching pairs of shoes.
‘I wanted to buy nude Louboutins but I just thought these are cuter,’ the teen explained. ‘I’m still probably going to get the nude Louboutins but for now I like these.’
While the shoes are currently on sale at $339, they retail for $695 full-price.
Yves Saint Laurent gold clutch: $1,690
Accessories: Nicolette thought she ought to get a ‘little purse’ to match her new Yves Saint Laurent shoes, so she got this $1,690 clutch
After purchasing her golden stilettos, Nicolette thought she ought to get a ‘little purse’ to match her new Yves Saint Laurent shoes.
She thus selected a golden clutch from the same designer, which she said she thought would be ‘really cute’ with the coordinated pumps.
The clutch, which has the YSL logo on the front above a chain tassel, costs $1,690.
Yves Saint Laurent black purse: $2,190
Design: The teen got this $2,190 Yves Saint Laurent purse, which she had previously noticed
Also at Yves Saint Laurent, Nicolette got a purse she had first set her sights on two weeks prior.
She wasn’t sure she was in love with the design, so she waited a few days, then came across it again and decided she truly wanted it.
On camera, she showed how the purse’s adjustable chain strap can be made shorter or longer, depending on whether someone wants to wear it on the shoulder or across the body.
Nicolette later read from her receipt, revealing the purse had cost $2,190.
Yves Saint Laurent cross-body bag: $1,990
Collection: In addition to the black purse, Nicolette got a tiny $1,990 cross-body bag
In addition to the black purse, Nicolette got another bag in the same color—this time a tiny Kate cross-body bag.
Her version of the classic design is entirely black, from the leather to the YSL hardware to the chain strap.
‘It’s a really cool print and it’s very cute,’ she said of her purchase.
The cross-body bag retails at $1,990.
Yves Saint Laurent card holder: $250
Purchase: The teen picked up a card holder at Yves Saint Laurent, raising her total by $250
While she was at Yves Saint Laurent, Nicolette thought this would be the perfect occasion to pick up a new card holder.
‘I just thought I needed a new card holder because I don’t really have any that I really like right now, and I got so many little tiny bags today that I can’t fit any of my big wallets in them,’ she said.
Yves Saint Laurent wallet: $725
New find: At Yves Saint Laurent, Nicolette also got this white purse, which retails for $725
Nicolette’s final Yves Saint Laurent purchase was a white wallet she initially saw two years ago.
The first time she saw the design, she liked it, but decided not to purchase the wallet immediately and walked away.
When she returned to purchase it a few weeks later, the wallet had gone, and she was told it was a limited edition design.
But when Nicolette went on her shopping spree with Nina, the store finally had it back in stock. The teen thus promptly snatched up the white zipper wallet with gold hardware, which costs $725.
In her haul video, Nicolette attempted to read the prices of each item out loud, explaining she thought $2,190 was a ‘really good price’ for the black handbag she got at the store.
‘Most of my Chanel handbags are, like, $5,000 and up, so I thought that was really affordable, like, reasonable,’ she said.
The teen gave up on reading the rest of the receipt because she said the items weren’t labeled, leaving her unable to ‘tell what’s what’.
Chanel make-up: about $190
Products: The teen and her mother shopped by Chanel, where Nicolette got some make-up
Chanel was the last stop on Nicolette and Nina’s shopping spree.
First of all, the teenager said she received a bag filled with samples, because the sales associate ‘probably felt bad that [Nicolette] spent too much money at Chanel’.
‘I don’t even like samples, just because I hate using tiny little products,’ she said. ‘Whenever I have samples, I never end up using them.’
She purchased several make-up products, including ‘a bunch of eye shadows’, but didn’t detail in her video exactly which items she picked.
‘I love Chanel make-up,’ she said. ‘I originally got into it because my mom literally only wears Chanel make-up. If you look at her make-up collection, it’s only Chanel. Like, no other products, only Chanel. And so I just started using her stuff and I actually like it so I, like, just got some Chanel stuff.’
While she didn’t name the products she purchased, Nicolette held up four different items in front of the camera, which, given the price range of the brand, would come close to $190.
Chanel small Boy bag: $4,300
Classic design: She also picked up this small Chanel Boy bag, which retails for $4,300
Along with her make-up, Nicolette got a small Boy bag from Chanel.
Her version of the cult design, which she said has a ‘grungy, edgy’ vibe, is made out of black leather with silver hardware.
Small Chanel boy bags retail for $4,300 for classic models made out of grained calfskin.
Chanel wallet on a chain: $2,500
More Chanel: Nicolette got a $2,500 purse, which the designer refers to as a wallet on a chain
From Chanel, Nicolette also bought a small purse, which the designer refers to as a wallet on a chain.
While she didn’t disclose the price of the black design, similar models retail for $2,500.
The teen picked hers with silver hardware, explaining: ‘I usually only wear gold, but I’m trying to switch to silver a little more so I can be a little more grungy and trendy.’
Chanel mystery bag: undisclosed
Mystery: Nicolette said she bought an additional bag from Chanel with her own money, and plans to give it as a surprise to her mother
While Nina treated Nicolette to all the items featured in the video, the teen did say that she had bought one thing with her own money: a surprise purse for her mother.
At one point during the shopping spree, she left Chanel to go to Yves Saint Laurent while the Chanel associates wrapped up all of her purchases.
Nina had originally spotted a Chanel purse she liked but had decided not to purchase it, so that the day would be all about Nicolette.
When the teen returned to the Chanel boutique, she ended up purchasing the bag for Nina.
She didn’t unveil it in the video in order not to ruin the suspense, explaining she would give it to her mother and record the surprise in a social media video.
‘I had so much fun shopping today. It was actually a really cool bonding experience for my mom and I,’ she said.
‘This morning we weren’t even getting along, but now we’re getting along after we went shopping and I’m just so happy, like, I love my mom so much.’
Chat: Nicolette and her mother Nina, a doctor from Beverly Hills, California, appeared on the UK show This Morning last month to talk personal finances
Last month, Nicolette and Nina appeared on television together, with Nicolette insisting she needs thousands of dollars every month to sustain her lavish lifestyle—while categorically refusing to get a job.
The pair appeared on the UK show This Morning to discuss the self-proclaimed Beverly Hills brat’s finances.
The teenager, who—according to her social media—has now gotten her allowance raised back to $5,000, insisted she absolutely needs thousands of dollars a month to pay for ‘wallets, purses, jewelry, clothing, and all types of things’, including personal trainers, making it very clear she’s not prepared to embrace a simpler lifestyle.
After initially only forcing her mother to raise her allowance to $4,000 a month—$1,000 shy of the original lump sum, the teen was asked by This Morning host Eamonn Holmes what exactly she needed such a huge amount of money for.
‘I need it for food, I need it for shopping, I need it for lots of things,’ Nicolette said of her four-figure allowance. ‘Just everything that I buy, everything that adds up, my personal trainers, all of it.’
She added: ‘I’m buying wallets, purses, jewelry, clothing, and all types of things. I even buy my mom a bag sometimes.’
Money: The teenager insisted she needs thousands of dollars a month to sustain her lavish lifestyle, even though she categorically refuses to get a job because it’s ‘too much work’
Nina chimed in at that point, telling her daughter: ‘Thank you for that.’
Asked if she is ‘very rich’, Nina explained that she does ‘pretty well’ as a doctor, and is able to ‘scale’ her lifestyle to her own level.
Nicolette, however, believe she’s not on the same level as her mother and needs even more money—insisting that $4,000 just isn’t enough to fund her lavish lifestyle.
‘Yeah, I’m literally, like, low,’ she said. ‘The standards here are way higher than anywhere else. I’m not at a high level.’
When the presenters pointed out that if Nicolette needs that much money, she might want to consider getting a job to help cover her expenses, the teen and her mother both agreed this is not an option.
‘It’s too much work,’ Nicolette said.
Her mother Nina added: ‘I think she’ll quit before she’s even fired.’
Sharing: Nicolette often flaunts her prized possessions on social media, by sharing shots such as this one if which she’s carrying an impressive amount of designer bags
Message: The teen shared this photo with the caption ‘taking my kids out for a walk’
Purse: Nicolette is especially attached to her Celine purse, whom she refers to as Gerald
Work: The teenager insisted last month that she’s had a job before, telling the presenters: ‘ I do make my own money, but I’m not going out and getting a job at some random place’
The teenager insisted she’s had a job before, telling the presenters: ‘I do make my own money, but I’m not going out and getting a job at some random place.’
Nicolette explained that her earnings come from ‘online work’, ‘private things,’ and ‘social media’, adding: ‘But I’m not going to go out and go work at, like, some random fast food place.’
She pointed out that she doesn’t have much incentive to work for her money, asking: ‘Why, if I’m already living a good life?’
Nina admitted that she feels like she has ‘raised a Beverly Hills brat’, prompting Nicolette to blame her mother for her ways.
‘So it’s your fault,’ the teen said. ‘You literally caused me to be this way. You caused this, so you have to deal with it. Like, you grew me up [sic] in Beverly Hills, you have to deal with it. I’m sorry.’
Nina responded: ‘And you know what, dealing with it by throwing money at her is a lot easier than taking it away.’
On the show, the mother gave more insight into how she came to give her daughter such a high allowance in the first place.
Not doing it: Nicolette explained that her earnings come from ‘online work’ and ‘social media’, adding: ‘B ut I’m not going to go out and go work at, like, some random fast food place’
Four-figure: The teen previously posted this triumphant video on social media to announce her allowance has been raised back to $5,000
‘I was just tired of it,’ she said. ‘I’d come home from work and she’d be complaining and whining. I was just, forget it, we’re taking it back to 5K.
‘Because it’s easier to give her the credit card, distribute the money and put an end to it. And I have the means, I’m like, why not. Every mother out there gives her kid everything—I think most mothers try to do. I’m just being honest about it. So I decided to raise it up to five and just let her enjoy.’
Asked whether she would prefer to have more of her mom’s time instead of her money, Nicolette said that isn’t the case. She refused to discuss her father, saying she does have one, ‘but we’re not going to talk about him’.
The teenager initially appeared with her mom on on Dr. Phil earlier in May, insisting she was being forced to live like a ‘peasant’ after her mother cut her allowance from $5,000 a month to $1,000.
Nicolette dragged Nina to the show to argue that she should be giving her at least $2,500 a month because she ‘works all the time’ and doesn’t do anything for her.
‘I want my mom to understand that I can’t live off $1,000 a month, and I grew up on a certain lifestyle. She can’t just take that away from me immediately,’ she told Dr. Phil.
Before her appearance on the talk show, Nicolette told the cameras that her mother raised her with everything she ever wanted, including ‘amazing schools,’ a driver, a nanny, and personal trainers.
‘It’s the only life I’ve ever known,’ she said.
Spoiled rotten: Nicolette, seen showing off $1,045 caged Valentino shoes, previously insisted on Dr. Phil that an allowance of $1,000 a month is not enough for her to live comfortably
Living the good life: The self-proclaimed ‘spoiled brat’ loves to buy designer clothes, bags, and shoes, and she has a closet full of luxury goods
Nina admitted that she gave her daughter credit cards without any credit limit at a ‘very young age,’ and some months the bills would be up to $10,000—despite her already having a $5,000 allowance.
Her daughter loves designer clothes and shopping on Rodeo Drive, and Nicolette proudly rattled off pieces from her designer bag collection, including a couple Chanel bags that cost about $5,000 a piece.
Nicolette said her favorite handbag is her Céline Micro Luggage Tote Bag, which cost about $3,000.
‘I keep it on a chair because it’s just so special,’ she said. ‘I literally think of it as my own child.’
The teen has so many designer bags, she isn’t even entirely sure how much she paid for each one. When pulling out her Gucci Padlock shoulder bag, she estimated it also cost her about $3,000.
‘These are my favorite pair of heels. They’re Valentinos I love them so much,’ she gushed while showing off her $1,045 caged leather sandals featuring gold studs.
At the end of her close tour, Nicolette pulled out her Louis Vuitton Keepall, which retails for $1,420 to $1,860 depending on the size and style.
Lavish life: The teen has multiple Chanel wallets and a couple of Chanel handbags, which cost about $5,000 each
Closet tour: Nicolette said her favorite handbag is her Céline Micro Luggage Tote Bag, which cost about $3,000
Estimate: When pulling out her Gucci Padlock shoulder bag, she said it cost her about $3,000
Pricey luggage: Nicolette’s Louis Vuitton Keepall retails for $1,420 to $1,860 depending on the size and style
Heartbreak: Nicolette burst into tears while claiming her mother never showed her love as a child. ‘She just gave me money,’ she said
Trying again: Nina apologized to her daughter hurting her, explaining that she just wanted to fix her pain for her
While speaking to Dr. Phil, Nina said she spoils Nicolette because she has always felt guilty about being a single mom who works six days a week.
The talk show host pointed out that she was essentially compromising her daughter’s values and making her feel like she has no self-worth without material goods just to make herself feel better.
Nicolette doesn’t even go to high school with other kids her age. She takes online classes because she ‘just got traumatized’ at her old school.
Although her mom suggested the issue was her daughter’s desire to keep up with her peers’ lavish spending, Nicolette insisted that there were other reasons she couldn’t ‘get into.’
Dr. Phil warned Nina that ‘overindulgence is a form of child abuse’ because it ‘does cripple a child’.
He insisted that they needed to redefine their relationship, starting with Nina giving Nicolette more love and less money.
Nina agreed that Nicolette should get a job, but her daughter was outraged by the thought.
‘You cant just reset the button,’ she told her mom backstage, noting that she will ‘absolutely not’ get a job or accept a smaller allowance.
‘I wish I could take things back and make things better,’ her mom told her.
‘If I’ve done you wrong, I’m really sorry. If I hurt you, I am really sorry. I know you’re hurt. I understand your pain, I just want to help fix it for you.’