In the 1980’s, tweens and teens shopped at stores like Merry-Go-Round, in the 1990’s, it was Gadzooks and in the 2000’s, it was Fashion Bug. But, what about today? Where do today’s tweens and teens like to shop?
Abercrombie & Fitch– Abercrombie & Fitch is a clothing retailer that caters to the tween/teen audience. They feature clothing for men and women, ranging from swimwear to jackets and activewear to jeans. Abercrombie & Fitch has stores in 43 states.
Aeropostale– Aeropostale is a shopping mall based retailer that sells casual apparel, focusing on those who are ages 14 to 17. They specialize in trending fashion for guys and girls. Aeropostale has 626 stores throughout the U.S.
Charlotte Russe– Charlotte Russe is a clothing retail chain store that is geared towards teenage girls. They feature dresses, tops, jeans, jackets and intimates, in sizes 0 to 3X. The retailer also sells accessories like belts, handbags, hats, jewelry, makeup, scarves and socks. Charlotte Russe has 560 stores in 46 states.
Forever 21– Forever 21 is a retailer that sells current fashion clothing for today’s younger generation. They feature apparel, shoes and accessories for both men and women. Forever 21 has 506 stores in the U.S. and 46 stores in Canada.
H&M– H&M is a clothing retailer that features current fashion clothing for today’s younger generation. They sell apparel for boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, such as jeans, outerwear, sportswear, sweaters, swimwear and T-shirts. H&M has 3,716 stores worldwide, making it the 2nd largest global clothing retailer.
Hot Topic- Hot Topic is clothing chain retailer that sells apparel and accessories that are geared towards teens and young adults. Their merchandise mainly focuses on anime, movies, metal, punk and rock music, television and video games. Hot Topic has stores in all 50 states.
Pac Sun- Pac Sun is a clothing retailer that caters to teens and young adults. The retailer focuses on apparel, shoes and accessories that are based on California’s culture and lifestyle. Pac Sun features apparel for men and women, including hoodies, jeans, polo shirts, shoes, shorts and T-shirts, as well as accessories like backpacks, hats, jewelry and sunglasses. Pac Sun has 645 locations throughout the U.S.
Urban Outfitters– Urban Outfitters is a retailer that largely features an array of clothing styles, including bohemian, hipster, retro and vintage. The retailer focuses on apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women, as well as fragrances, housewares, makeup and tech gadgets. Urban Outfitters has 179 stores in the U.S. and 16 stores in Canada.