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<B>Teens in Lenox Square, Atlanta</B> <BR><BR><B>Are totally into...</B> <BR><BR>Ponchos, Ugg boots, Asian-inspired mesh mules, Gap, Old Navy, Seven For All Mankind, Lacoste, Juicy Couture, Jakes, So Low <BR><BR><B>Love to shop at...</B> <BR><BR>Ego,...

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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.

“Chain stores, because department stores are too big,” said Rowena Merene, 17, of New Jersey. “It’s hard to find certain items there.”

They typically spend (per shopping trip)…

“Two hundred fifty dollars on a typical shopping spree,” said Erica Rodriguez, 17, of Harlem. “I pay cash. I’d pay $400 for a name brand coat.”

“Sixty dollars,” said Eliza Murillo, 17, of New Jersey. “Maybe a little more if we come into the city.”

If money grew on trees they’d splurge on…

Gucci, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Coach, Nine West

Teens at Beverly Center, Los Angeles

Are totally into…


Pumps, “rock” attire, skirts, long shirts, “rugged” look, “laid back,” layers, tweeds, flowy Capri pants, Diesel, Abercrombie, Juicy, Seven For All Mankind, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Blue Cult, Citizens of Humanity

Love to shop at…

Diesel, Urban Outfitters, vintage stores, Abercrombie, Kitson, Lisa Kline, Dari, Trio, Belle Gray

They are so over…

Wet Seal, Forever 21, Von Dutch, BCBG, Express, Rampage, Ugg boots, Von Dutch trucker hats, flower pins, Juicy tracksuits, moccasin boots, Hollister, Anchor Blue, Bebe, Express

They typically spend (per shopping trip)…

“One hundred fifty dollars on a nice pair of jeans, but no more than $20 for tops from vintage stores,” said Lauren Schneider, 16, of Sherman Oaks, Calif.

“Up to $200 on jeans because you can dress them up or down, especially in Los Angeles,” said Dorothy Wang, 16, of Beverly Hills.

If money grew on trees they’d splurge on…

Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermès

Teens at Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Are totally into…

Clean lines, classics with an unusual twist, restyled trenchcoats, denim, novelty jackets, ethnic influences, BCBG, Giorgio Armani, Abercrombie, Harold’s, Urban Outfitters, BeBe, Anthropologie, Krimson & Klover (Dallas specialty store), Guess, Gap

Love to shop at…

Forever 21, Anthropologie, BeBe

They are so over…

John Galliano. “It’s just so unwearable for the most part and not really in touch with reality. Why waste all that beautiful fabric on styles that look so bizarre?” said Sanam Siddiqi, 19.

Department stores vs. chain stores: Who wins?

“I like the personalized attention and less homogenized look of smaller specialty stores rather than big impersonal department stores, which are definitely not me,” said Siddiqi.

If money grew on trees they’d splurge on…

Armani, Anthropologie

Teens on M Street in Georgetown

Are totally into…


Old Navy, Banana Republic, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Seven For All Mankind, BCBG, vintage, frayed jeans, North Face

Love to shop at…

Ralph Lauren, BCBG, Urban Outfitters, Gap, Abercrombie, Hollister

They are so over…

Ugg boots, broaches, logoed and message-inspired T-shirts

Department stores vs. chain stores: Who wins?

“I like to shop in boutiques and thrift shops. I like stores like Urban Outfitters because it offers eclectic looks and I like to find unique and eclectic things,” said Pilar Baneyro, 13.

They typically spend (per shopping trip)…

“I don’t spend more than $20 for a pair of jeans and I spend about $50 a month,” said Baneyro.

“I don’t buy clothes very often. I buy when they come into season or when my clothes wear out. I spend about $400 a month,” said Lauren Owens, 19.

If money grew on trees they’d splurge on…

D&G, Abercrombie’s jeans, Banana Republic

What’s in your shopping bag right now?

A $40 handbag from Urban Outfitters; a pink pony polo shirt by Ralph Lauren, a percentage of which goes to breast cancer, Old Navy shirt

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