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The day you realize you can no longer shop at teen stores can be a sad, scary day. But what if that day never has to come? We're here to tell you that you don't have to say goodbye to your adolescent faves if you know a few tricks of the trade. It's easy to get sucked in by bright colors and allowance-friendly prices, so take our words of warning with you before you end up with a wardrobe full of wrong. Our guide to teen store shopping is totally ageless, and anyone from 15 to 50 can still make major sartorial strides at stores meant for under-agers only. If you know what to look for (and what to avoid like the plague), no store is off limits – ever.
The word "shopping" may literally be in our job titles, but that doesn't mean we're any more on top of our holiday purchasing than everyone else. We talk the talk in our gift guides, but we're procrastinators at heart. Even if we've had our gift lists strategically mapped out since July, we have a bad habit of waiting read
The weather forecast is about as predictable as, well, the weather. Are more polar vortex conditions to come or will we get a reprieve this season? No matter: People are flocking to L.L.Bean, in stores and online, this season with a renewed vigor that doesn't seem to be exclusively a reaction to recent years' storm read