Best Places To Shop For Tweens

April 6, 2011 12:17 PM

From traditional to trendy style, tweens and parents have a growing list of options in terms of style, prices and store experience.

77Kids by AE

Mall of America
Bloomington, MN

It is not surprising that this store caters to both kids and parents, who likely started shopping at big brother American Eagle Outfitters. The clothing is expected but it’s the experience that is remarkable. No bumping into a rack for parents and kids get to interact with a style camera in the center of the store.

Children’s Place

Seven Twin Cities locations

For those who appreciate easy-to-match outfits, reward coupons and quality, this parent-friendly store outfits up to size 14 with special sizing including slim and plus. Find everything from denim and dresses to school uniforms and Justin Bieber tees.

Justice, Just for Girls

Eleven Twin Cities stores

Let the girls loose in this brightly lit store with wall-to-wall bold colors and graphics. The inventory is on par with what one would expect and the store size seems manageable enough to watch from a distance (a.k.a. outside the front entrance). The fun atmosphere will draw girls in and the heavily promoted rewards may get them hooked.

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Eight Twin Cities stores

A hearty stock of Levi’s jeans is surrounded by tops and dresses from sweet to sassy in this department store section dedicated to girls. The mix of privately-owned brands like Epic Threads and nationally-known brands like Ralph Lauren are proportionately priced to adult sizes.

oldnavystore Best Places To Shop For Tweens

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Old Navy

Several Twin Cities locations

Classic casual is consistently in style at this reasonably priced retailer that offers a solid selection of seasonal clothes and accessories. Denim in a variety of styles is fully stocked, along with tees, tanks and shorts for girls and boys.

target Best Places To Shop For Tweens

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Several Twin Cities locations

It is hard to go wrong with a consistent selection of trend-right basics and select designer brands at reliable prices. From tees and tanks to denim and dresses, there is something for every last-minute panic shopper on a tight budget.

-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.

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