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Old 03-27-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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Pink for younger kids (tweens) yet they offer the "date panty" which "isn't quite a thong, but not a cheekster either" Or the pair of underwear with "Now or never" written on the rear. Just what young children need exposed to.

I am so thankful I have a boy.
They aren't for young children though, so if they are being exposed to it their parents need to be smacked.

If it is sold in the juniors section, the juniors section is for a pretty wide age group, about 13-30, so if parents want to make sure their kids aren't wearing something a 23 year old would pick from that section they need to either go with them or pay closer attention to what they bring home.

I think all stores need a tween section, stuff for girls who can fit into juniors but still need clothes for their age, also so they stop pilfering all the smaller sizes from the juniors section.

If things like thongs or undies with stuff written on them are taken out of the juniors section, then my age group and size is left with the "womens" stuff which we aren't quite into yet.

DB's sister is 30 or 31 and we both buy the bright neon thongs and such from target, we actually had some of the same styles and we didn't even buy them together, but it's all from the juniors dept, where 12 and 13 year olds who are a size 2-3 in womens also shop.

Either there needs to be a Girls, Tween(no thongs or undies w/ writing), Juniors and Womens sections or parents need to go shopping with their daughters.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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tweens ARE juniors, txt.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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tweens ARE juniors, txt.

But the juniors department caters to the ages of tweens and young adults.

Look at American Eagle, they carry 00 and XXS in their sizes, most girls who are 11-12 can fit into those sizes, doesn't mean that said 11 year old also needs to be getting thongs from there.....

Just because they can fit doesn't mean they need to be buying it.
Not everything in the juniors section is for tweens because like I said, my friends and I still shop in juniors, DB's sister still shops at AE.

I'm not ready for khakis and floral shirts....neither is anyone else I know, therefore we still shop in juniors.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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Im talking to a friend over FB about this and we came to the conclusion that if it taste good, has bright fun colors or is small then it automatically is "marketed" to kids because apparently adults love bland things and oversized burlap clothes.

Don't make alcohol fruit flavored, it might make kids want to drink it more, sorry who cares, should adults not get to enjoy watermelon jack daniels because its "appealing" to kids, no people should parent better.

Should be get rid of all the bright fun colored thongs because a 12 year old might want one? No, better parenting.

Should adult sizes not come small enough because if an 11 year old can fit into the adults clothing it might entice them to dress too old for their age? No, better parenting.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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But the juniors department caters to the ages of tweens and young adults.

Look at American Eagle, they carry 00 and XXS in their sizes, most girls who are 11-12 can fit into those sizes, doesn't mean that said 11 year old also needs to be getting thongs from there.....

Just because they can fit doesn't mean they need to be buying it.
Not everything in the juniors section is for tweens because like I said, my friends and I still shop in juniors, DB's sister still shops at AE.

I'm not ready for khakis and floral shirts....neither is anyone else I know, therefore we still shop in juniors.

I don't think it is the store's responsibility to decide what kids should or should not be wearing.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I don't think it is the store's responsibility to decide what kids should or should not be wearing.
Then parents should quit whining.


You either divide Juniors into TWO departments one for girls maybe 15 and under and the next section 16+ or one section till 17 and the other 18+ type stuff...
Or more parental responsibility is needed.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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They aren't for young children though, so if they are being exposed to it their parents need to be smacked.

If it is sold in the juniors section, the juniors section is for a pretty wide age group, about 13-30, so if parents want to make sure their kids aren't wearing something a 23 year old would pick from that section they need to either go with them or pay closer attention to what they bring home.

I think all stores need a tween section, stuff for girls who can fit into juniors but still need clothes for their age, also so they stop pilfering all the smaller sizes from the juniors section.

If things like thongs or undies with stuff written on them are taken out of the juniors section, then my age group and size is left with the "womens" stuff which we aren't quite into yet.

DB's sister is 30 or 31 and we both buy the bright neon thongs and such from target, we actually had some of the same styles and we didn't even buy them together, but it's all from the juniors dept, where 12 and 13 year olds who are a size 2-3 in womens also shop.

Either there needs to be a Girls, Tween(no thongs or undies w/ writing), Juniors and Womens sections or parents need to go shopping with their daughters.

I gotta agree with you on the need for a Tween section. Something for the the 10-12 year olds because the clothing that is available in juniors is just too old for them. I don't even like half the crap that is in the 7-14 section because there is no way that clothing for a 14 year old is appropriate for a 7 year old. I know that there are tweens that need larger sizes, so fine, make the clothing appropriate for that age group and offer all sizes. Right now it feels like they design clothing for the older girls and then just make sizes down to 7.

I think that as long as any store is not marketing clothing inappropriate for a given age to that age group then there shouldn't be a problem. Parents have a responsibility to govern what their children are allowed to wear. If it is inappropriate, then don't let them buy/wear it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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I gotta agree with you on the need for a Tween section. Something for the the 10-12 year olds because the clothing that is available in juniors is just too old for them. I don't even like half the crap that is in the 7-14 section because there is no way that clothing for a 14 year old is appropriate for a 7 year old. I know that there are tweens that need larger sizes, so fine, make the clothing appropriate for that age group and offer all sizes. Right now it feels like they design clothing for the older girls and then just make sizes down to 7.

I think that as long as any store is not marketing clothing inappropriate for a given age to that age group then there shouldn't be a problem. Parents have a responsibility to govern what their children are allowed to wear. If it is inappropriate, then don't let them buy/wear it.

yeah its all lumped into one.
And then parents whine omg this inappropriate clothing is in my childs section! That's because they share the section with older teens who don't want to dress like a 7 year old.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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I gotta agree with you on the need for a Tween section. Something for the the 10-12 year olds because the clothing that is available in juniors is just too old for them. I don't even like half the crap that is in the 7-14 section because there is no way that clothing for a 14 year old is appropriate for a 7 year old. I know that there are tweens that need larger sizes, so fine, make the clothing appropriate for that age group and offer all sizes. Right now it feels like they design clothing for the older girls and then just make sizes down to 7.

I think that as long as any store is not marketing clothing inappropriate for a given age to that age group then there shouldn't be a problem. Parents have a responsibility to govern what their children are allowed to wear. If it is inappropriate, then don't let them buy/wear it.

I don't get it. You can't take your kid shopping and discuss the clothing choices therein?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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yeah its all lumped into one.
And then parents whine omg this inappropriate clothing is in my childs section! That's because they share the section with older teens who don't want to dress like a 7 year old.

You have some weird notions. A 7yo is not a tween. And a 30 is not a young adult.
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