Hanging out at the mall is one thing that teens across the country have in common, and the traditional habit has been supported by after-school jobs and parental contributions. The love teens have for shopping is still strong, but lately they've had less cash to burn and have been mixing in trips to thrift stores along with their window-shopping mall excursions.
There aren't as many jobs available for younger workers and parents have less disposable income to give to their kids as spending money. The senior editor of Ellegirl.com, Holly Siegel, explained that teens understand the need to cut back and are all about finding deals. She added, "It's a little tacky in the economic unrest to tote a big logo bag." Do you agree with her?