Teens in Lenox Square, Atlanta

Are totally into...

Ponchos, Ugg boots, Asian-inspired mesh mules, Gap, Old Navy, Seven For All Mankind, Lacoste, Juicy Couture, Jakes, So Low

Love to shop at...

Ego, Abercrombie & Fitch, Mitzi & Romano

They are so over...

Charlotte Russe, Wet Seal

Department stores vs. chain stores: Who wins?

“I like small boutiques, the kind of place where the salesperson just brings you the clothes,” said Sara Wyatt, 16.

They typically spend (per shopping trip)...

“Two or three hundred — I’m not the best shopper,” said Wyatt.

“Not so much, maybe a hundred,” said Kara Cawley, 13. “More when I really want to go shopping, not so much when I’m dragging.”

If money grew on trees they’d splurge on...

Neiman Marcus, Limited Too, Abercrombie

What’s in your shopping bag right now?

Abercrombie, Gap, BCBG

“My homecoming dress,” a BCBG black halter, said Annie Page, 15.

Teens in the Manhattan Mall, New York

Are totally into...


H&M, Miskeen shirts, Plastic Jeans, shrunken blazers, camisoles, Puma, Triple 5 Soul, American Eagle Outfitters, Seven For All Mankind, Gap T-shirts, Guess, XOXO, French Connection

Love to shop at...

Strawberry, Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Macy’s, Wet Seal, Express, Hollister

They are so over...

Old Navy, Aeropostale, Mandees, Paco, South Pole, Guess, Calvin Klein, Enyce, DKNY, Express, Ugg boots, trucker hats

Department stores vs. chain stores: Who wins?

“Department stores have a variety, so you can see more,” said Emily Llano, 17, of Spanish Harlem.

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