When are you "too old" to shop at certain trend stores?

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When are you "too old" to shop at certain trend stores?

catsin catsin
I'm going shopping with my Mum today and the places I used to shop at all the time are usually filled with teenagers and typical college-aged kids. I'm still in college, but older (25). As a general rule I stay away from purchases with text or statements on them.

Still, I feel awkward going into stores such as Wet Seal, Hot Topic and Zumiez. I'm wondering what the general opinion of shopping at these stores at older ages is....
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
If it suits your style go for it!
18  (41%)
It depends on the store and the specific item of purchase.
24  (55%)
If you're past typical college-age, you might want to move onto more mature stores.
1  (2%)
If you're past thirty/thirty-five, then maybe it's time to move on.
1  (2%)
Other, of course. ((please explain))
Total votes: 44
Poll is closed
04/02/2012
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Ciao. Ciao.
Eh, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to fashion as far as I'm concerned. So shop where you want to, just know that some clothing items are going to make you look younger/older and more or less mature in some people's eyes. Personally I don't specifically avoid any stores because of the age-group they cater to, I just tend to be a little more picky and try and select clothing that more closely matches my age.
04/02/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I feel this way sometimes about the Pink sweatpants. I'm 27 and feel too old to wear them now.
04/02/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by catsin
I'm going shopping with my Mum today and the places I used to shop at all the time are usually filled with teenagers and typical college-aged kids. I'm still in college, but older (25). As a general rule I stay away from purchases with text ...
When I was in high school. I used to shop at stores like Victoria Secret, Forever 21, American Eagle Outfitters, Bebe, Express and Gap,ect. I stopped going to those stores gradually. It's not because the styles they carry are too youthful. It's mostly because the quality of clothes aren't the best from those stores.

I tend to shop at either department stores or little boutiques now. Clothes from Love Moschino, Marc by Marc Jacobs, See by Chloe and Betsy Johnson ect are still very youthful and way better made.
04/02/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
It depends on these situation
04/02/2012
Rossie Rossie
It depends on the design of that particular piece you want to purchase. I'm 48 years old and have a slightly slender built; I still buy a lot of my clothes at Banana Republic, Gap and Express, etc., because their cuttings fit me better than the regular women's stores.
04/02/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm right there too. I like some of the styles in Hot Topic and Rue 21, but I feel kinda pervy going in there some times. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm too big to fit in most of those clothes.
04/02/2012
humblepie humblepie
The only store I feel there's an age limit on is Claire's. Anyone over 13 should know that most of their stuff is low quality! I still have friends who pick up nail polish and the like there, but it just seems weird to me.
04/02/2012
Darklyvan Darklyvan
Quote:
Originally posted by catsin
I'm going shopping with my Mum today and the places I used to shop at all the time are usually filled with teenagers and typical college-aged kids. I'm still in college, but older (25). As a general rule I stay away from purchases with text ...
Hot topics or various stores of similar goods are best suited for a younger generation
04/02/2012
eeep eeep
I think if you like the style, it doesn't mater what age you are. Though I have been annoyed at Hot Topic before when it is full of teenagers who are too rude to even let someone through in the aisles (one I often go to is pretty scrunched for room).
04/02/2012
dks210 dks210
It depends on the product and your overall outfit.
04/02/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I feel like it depends on the products. Also, some people naturally look younger, meaning they can carry off youthful styles for longer.
04/02/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by catsin
I'm going shopping with my Mum today and the places I used to shop at all the time are usually filled with teenagers and typical college-aged kids. I'm still in college, but older (25). As a general rule I stay away from purchases with text ...
Eh, it doesn't matter.
04/05/2012
GONE! GONE!
I'm open-minded. I say, as long as you can wear something with confidence, go for it!
04/06/2012
Sir Sir
I don't think that age really matters. If you like something and feel that you have the money to buy it, then that's your prerogative. I could personally care less. I buy things from wherever they fit me and look good on me.
04/06/2012
griffonc griffonc
If its something you like then go for it no matter what the age.
04/06/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I don't think age matters if you like it.
04/06/2012
Kirsten A Kirsten A
I think when it starts to feel awkward is when it's time to move on. I took some time to develop my "adult" style (loved TLC's What Not To Wear for this).
04/06/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by catsin
I'm going shopping with my Mum today and the places I used to shop at all the time are usually filled with teenagers and typical college-aged kids. I'm still in college, but older (25). As a general rule I stay away from purchases with text ...
It definitely depends on the person and the item. Nobody wants to get old and wear old people clothes.
04/06/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
If it fits your style and it isn't terribly inappropriate go for it! =3
04/06/2012
Various Various
I think if it fits your style you should just go for it. I do remember feeling like Hot Topic was my second home when I was in high school and now when I go in there I feel lost and like people are wondering what I'm doing there.
04/06/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by catsin
I'm going shopping with my Mum today and the places I used to shop at all the time are usually filled with teenagers and typical college-aged kids. I'm still in college, but older (25). As a general rule I stay away from purchases with text ...
I think this more a phase in life thing than actual age...
05/03/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by catsin
I'm going shopping with my Mum today and the places I used to shop at all the time are usually filled with teenagers and typical college-aged kids. I'm still in college, but older (25). As a general rule I stay away from purchases with text ...
If it suits your style i say go for it
05/04/2012
Total posts: 23
Unique posters: 23