Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Teen Shopping Habits Change

Yesterday, New York Times reporter Eric Wilson wrote an article about teen spending It appears that shopping is down at the teen trifecta mall haunts: Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister and Ruehl. But shopping is brisker at American Eagle, Aeropostale, Old Navy and Macys. The reason - the economy, of course. It also seems that labels aren't as important as fashion. So does that mean a red shirt from Old Navy is as hot as one from Abercrombie, or hotter since budget chic is now a necessity? With the opening of new malls and luxury brands coming to Philadelphia, does the trend hold true here? What are the teen shopping hot spots in Philly? Or, when you were a teen, where did you like to shop? (Gap was the label of choice back in the 1990s)

Teen Shopping Habits Change

It seeems that American Eagle (pictured here) is more of a hot spot than Abercrombie & Fitch which held teens attention this last decade.
It seeems that American Eagle (pictured here) is more of a hot spot than Abercrombie & Fitch which held teens attention this last decade.

Yesterday, New York Times reporter Eric Wilson wrote an article about teen spending  It appears that shopping is down at the teen trifecta mall haunts: Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister and Ruehl. But shopping is brisker at American Eagle, Aeropostale, Old Navy and Macys. The reason - the economy, of course. It also seems that labels aren't as important as fashion. So does that mean a red shirt from Old Navy is as hot as one from Abercrombie, or hotter since budget chic is now a necessity? With the opening of new malls and luxury brands coming to Philadelphia, does the trend hold true here? What are the teen shopping hot spots in Philly? Or, when you were a teen, where did you like to shop? (Gap was the label of choice back in the 1990s)

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected