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Teens Spending Less During Weak Economy

Is It Tacky to Carry Logo Bags During Times of Economic Unrest?

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, 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?

liz26111 liz26111 9 years
liz26111 liz26111 9 years
I think big logo bags a tacky in the first place but I do not see the problem with having one during a bad economy. That is the last thing I would think about when I see one, well maybe now but not before. Normally it was that is so ugly or that is totally fake.
haydee haydee 9 years
people who buy designer bags probably can afford it anyway, i don't see why it's tacky
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I think this is a bit overboard.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Big logo bags are always tacky, no matter the state of the economy.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
Since the economy is going poorly, I can't wear my LV bags I got as gifts from my family? That's silly. Oh and if it makes anyone feel better, my little sister used to work for LV and we got those bags with a CRAZY discount. :)
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I understand the hard times the economy is currently facing, but I can't believe I would have to worry about wearing brand names so as not offend someone. I have cut back alot to make up for the damage done to our current economic system, but I work hard and if I want to give myself a treat then I shouldn't have to worry about who will be angered over my spending MY MONEY how I WANT. Seems like a silly thing to say.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Why does it matter? if you're doing very well financially, why should you not spend because the economy sucks??? it's not really your freakin problem!
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
A senior editor said something this ignorant? So if she see's someone with a logo bag she automatically considers it or them tacky? What a joke! Talk about judging people. You shouldn't judge ANYONE (unless it's a celeb ;) ), did she miss this in kindergarten? How does she know they didn't get this bag from a thrift store or if it was handed down to them 3 times? This editor needs to go back to the drawing board and stop assuming and judging people based on what they have and especially not teenagers for goodness sakes!
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
i think logos in general are tacky. i am a big fan of designer bags, but i dont like mine to scream "who" they are to the whole world. my marc bags speaks for himself. ;) but to each their own, rock your bag with pride ladies!
allieperez allieperez 9 years
I like my logo bags...I worked hard to buy it and I'm gonna use it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion though.
lil_bit_edgy lil_bit_edgy 9 years
it might be a hard time in the economy but that just means the majority are having a bad time. there is still a small percentage other there making extremely good money, so it's appropriate for them. i do not fall in that category but this recession won't stop me from holding an LV bag i bought years ago. i think we just have to think of LV as how it was intended to be thought of, think of all the old actresses like audrey who carried LV monogram. it's definitely how you carry it.
phatE phatE 9 years
No, it's tacky to spend time judging people.. People need to get a flipping grip. This isn't the great depression, if someone wants to carry a LV bag, so be it. It's their $$ and life.
Teabiscuit Teabiscuit 9 years
I don't see why it would be more tacky to carry a logo bag now than before. It's just a purse and we all need to carry one. I happen to think it's better to buy one good quality bag you will use over and over again (logo or not, whatever your preference is) than a bunch of cheap ones that fall apart after a few uses.
hayworthgilda hayworthgilda 9 years
I think bags designed to display a giant logo are pretty fug across the board. That said, buying one helps the economy, so I think the comment is pretty dumb.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
All logo bags are tacky no matter what is going on with the economy.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I personally thing the bags are always tacky and are just a status symbol. I do think that if you already owned one you shouldn't put it away just because of the economy. If you want to buy another one go ahead, it's your money.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I don't want to be tacky by calling out tackiness in mixed company, but I will just say that I agree with the majority on this one. It has gone the way of Burberry. I had a friend from England that calls it "chav". Logo'd bags are the easiest and most widely counterfeited, also. I just assume they're all fake unless they're driving a car over $50,000. As for the luxury-buying in the state of the economy: WHAT state of the economy? I haven't noticed a difference at all, nor know anyone who has. I never think it's tacky to buy what you want to buy unless, say, you are volunteering at a homeless shelter and are wearing a D&G suit.
splayer splayer 9 years
You know what's tacky (and extremely nauseating)? 12 year olds in Coach sneakers. Give me a break.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Logo bags and products ARE ALWAYS TACKY. Does not matter what sort of economic times we are having - brand-wh*ring is TACKY,TACKY,TACKY.
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't really see how they relate to each other either. And I really don't think most people would be judgmental or resentful about something like that. Spend money on what you want to spend money's your business and nobody else's.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I don't see how one relates to the other really. I also am not a fan of logos anyways.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I think the orignal comment was "It's a little tacky in the economic unrest to tote a big logo bag." Meaning tacky b/c of the cost of a simply purse. High cost during bad economic time = Tacky I personally spend more money on my running shoes than pocketbooks and I throw the shoes out after 3 months. I guess my 2 expensive bags get way more mileage.
kwikwit kwikwit 9 years
Wow, skigurl them are fightin' words. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I personally don't like logos but I have friends that do and they have a lovely sense of style. However, I don't know how that opinion correlates to my disposable income.
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