Victoria Beckham took her son to a shopping centre to get his ear pierced at the weekend.

The 40-year-old fashion designer stunned shoppers at a branch of Claire's in Westfield, Shepherd's Bush, West London, when she helped eldest child Brooklyn, 15, select a stud before having the store manager insert it into his ear.

Manager Joe Parker said: ''They didn't ask us to close. A few customers noticed, but things stayed calm. I think they were in disbelief.''

Mall security had set up the visit, which saw Victoria and second son Romeo, 12, enter through the front while Brooklyn came in through a back entrance with his retired soccer star father David and the former Spice Girls star offered her son advice as he chose his jewellery.

The manager added: ''They picked the most expensive earring -- but Victoria told him to go a size down so it wasn't too blingy.

''Brooklyn was cool but I was so nervous, I was like, 'I can't mess this up'.''

Victoria - who also has son Cruz, nine, and daughter Harper, three, with David - paid £45 for the earring and piercing, and also snapped up some £20 hair extensions before the family left by the back door after 30 minutes in the store.

Joe told The Sun newspaper: ''I couldn't believe what I had experienced.

''They were a lovely family.''