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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.
Down-filled parkas and puffer jackets talk a big talk when it comes to bad weather. But, really, how can you tell the one you're thinking about buying online or trying on in a toasty dressing room will actually hold up to colder-than-cold temperatures and other inclement scenarios? A lot more goes into this purchase than read
Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read