TODAY   |  March 24, 2013

Paltrow’s spring ‘must-have’ list tops out at $450,000

The Academy Award-winning actress and singer has been hitting a sour note with her latest addition of designer fashion tips. Critics are calling her seasonal picks a bit out of touch with real women. NBC’s Michelle Franzen reports.

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>>> even if mother nature didn't get the memo, it is spring, which has many of ug longing to update the new wardrobe. actress gwyneth paltrow has suggestioning for you on her website, but as michelle franzen reports, she is catching heat for the price tags of the items she's promoting.

>> i really don't need this, claire.

>> reporter: she's an academy award winning actress and singer. married to coldplay's chris martin and mom to apple and moses. but gwyneth paltrow is hitting a sour note with her latest designer fashion tips, with critics calling her annual spring edit must-haves a bit out of reach. gwyneth paltrow is supremely out of touch with the life of most women. rsht on her website, goop, paltrow tells readers to find inspiration for outfits for all aspects of your busy life, using her laundry list of the hottest trends. the price tag for the entire lot? nearly $500,000. in this photo, paltrow models a few of her own picks. the tab for this head-to-toe outfit, from ipad case to red leather jacket, $4,000.

>> by showing a $7,000 cuff or a $6,000 clutch so that can you use to walk the kids to school, maybe somehow she thinks that's inspirational. but i think most women would just find it depressing.

>> reporter: actress jessica alba , who is promoting her own look and lifestyle tips wasn't impressed either, describing her venture like goop but for you and me.

>> i'm not surprised jessica alba has spoken out about the difference between herself and gwyneth paltrow . she says she didn't grow up with a lot of money, and, therefore, she feels more in touch with regular women.

>> reporter: whether in or out of touch, it looks like the celebrity mom showdown between the must-haves and the have-notes is just getting started. for "today," michelle franzen , nbc news, new