What The Teens Want

Discussion in 'Trend Spotting' started by Lena, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    i just read this survey regarding LAteens in wwd and i'd like to know what FSteens from all over the world think

    please feel free to make your own list regarding influences by section mentioned

     
  2. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    I'm near enough to being an FSTeen...:

    What influences them:
    Daily experiences
    Books
    Relationships


    What clothes say about them:
    I make my own clothes...
    I like some brand names...
    I buy brands because they're better clothes...
    Wearing someone else's name on your chest is called FREE ADVERTISING...get with it kids...


    They customize their looks by...
    Wearing actually interesting clothes! WOW! GO TEAM!

    They think departments stores...
    are fantastic.

    Stores they like:
    Lots

    Stores they don’t like:
    Lots

    Bands they listen to:
    Red Hot Club De France
    Charlie Parker's All Star Quintet
    Fletcher Henderson & Orchestra
    Berlin Philharmonic
    the Rolling Stones

    What they do online:
    Buy clothes
    Chat
    Read email
    Cause trouble
     
  3. Meg

    Meg inspired contemplation

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    I don't think this survey really conveys anything. Consider A&F are on the brands they like and don't like list :unsure: And personally this doesn't convey my personal tastes :ninja:
     
  4. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    :woot: loved the reply your highness, thanks for the input.

    would you like to make your own list mehg?
    of course the wwd is not representative but for few LA teens,
    personally i'd love to see what all of you have to say.
    those who will take the time making the list,
    please do state few brands and country (or state) :flower:
     
  5. Belowen

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    What influences them:
    Friends/Peers
    Magazines
    TFS (lol)
    Celebrities/Role Models

    What clothes say about them:
    I dress for work during the week
    I dress for comfort when I'm with my friends
    I don't always dress to match 'trends' - but more for myself

    They customize their looks by:
    Adding my own accessories - handmade earrings, etc.
    Adding personal touches -scarf that was a gift, etc.

    They think department stores:
    Are probably the only places in Perth to get designer things
    Offer a wide range of products
    Are generally more expensive than other stores - but better quality (David Jones)

    Stores they like:
    David Jones
    Varga Girl
    Cue
    Live
    Converse

    Stores they don’t like:
    Supre
    Roads
    Valley Girl
    Jay Jays

    Bands they listen to:
    Maroon 5 (before they became popular :lol: )
    The Beatles
    Air
    Little Birdy

    What they do online:
    Surf TFS
    Check Email
    Perve on Elijah Wood pictures
    Check out Celebrity Gossip
    Download Music
    Chat

    - - - - -

    This is based on me, a 19 year old girl from Western Australia :flower:
     
  6. Meg

    Meg inspired contemplation

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    only for you dear Lena :flower: :heart:

    From Canada but most of the stores (with a few exceptions) are UK
    What influences me:
    Runway
    People I see on the street
    My own ideas
    Magazines/Tv shows

    What clothes say about me:
    Buy various brands (Topshop to Clements Ribiero), like to mix new with old
    Fairly classic and trued

    I customize my clothes by:
    um...I don't. I add accessories where I see fit but usually I'm too lazy to do that unless I'm going somewhere.

    I think department stores:
    are getting much better and I like them
    Some have a great mix of clothes and it's a good experience to find all
    I want in one place

    Stores I Like:
    Harvey Nic's
    Steinberg and Tolkien
    Topshop
    Here and there. I don't really stick to certain stores

    Stores I don't like:
    Next
    River Island
    Le Chateau

    Bands I Listen to:
    Coldplay
    The Stills
    Belle and Sebastian
    really anything and everything

    What I do online:
    Shop
    tfs :p
    msn messenger
     
  7. Fujyn

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    I think it's really depends the personality of teens it's not really true for all. :p
     
  8. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    We don't even get Abercrombie&Fitch here. I think this survey was directed at a very small target audience. :huh:
     
  9. banana

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    Yeah a panel of 12 teens. Great representation of the overall teenage population. :rolleyes:
     
  10. purplelucrezia

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    Okay, here are my answers anyway... :innocent:

    What influences me:
    Family
    Peers
    Magazines
    Runway

    What clothes say about me:
    Rather messy, typical everyday clothing, have a closet full of vintage dresses and striped stockings. Eccentric, perhaps?

    I customize my clothes by:
    Painting them; intentionally or not.

    I think department stores:
    Really don't appeal to me. Practical though, good for necessities.

    Stores I Like:
    Zara
    Le Chateau (jewelry, mostly)
    Vintage, indepedants

    Stores I don't like:
    American Eagle
    Stitches
    Abercrombie&Fitch
    Gap

    Bands I Listen to:
    Pizzicato Five
    the Cardigans
    Aqua
    Toy-Box
    the Carpenters
    Sixpence None the Richer

    What I do online:
    "Window shop"
    Art sites
    Old movie sites
    Msn messenger
    TFS
     
  11. AlmostFamous

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    Asking all of 14 people can hardly be called a survey. :wacko:

    What influences ME:
    Editorials
    Runway
    Girls on castings


    What clothes say about Me:
    I don't look like I jumped out of an American Eagle store window. :)


    They customize their looks by...
    cutting off denim skirts.
    mixing vintage pieces with new. woo I'm like the cool kids from La.! ;)


    They think departments stores...
    predictable, and almost a year behind "runway" trends. :(

    Stores they like:
    Forever 21
    H&M
    Zara
    My roommate's closets..not really a store, but I can find LOTS of stuff.

    Stores they don’t like:
    A|X :yuk: :yuk:


    Bands they listen to:
    Dashboard Confessional
    Rooney
    I don't really listen to "bands" anD I Don't see what this "?" has to do with my fashion likes


    What they do online:
    Email..
    TFS
    Live Journal.com addict
     
  12. slinky_vagabond

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    What influences them:
    I wouldn't say anything really influences my style; I wear what I like as long as it's flattering and reasonably comfortable.

    What clothes say about them:
    Some make their own clothes. <-Occasionally, but only if i find some BITCHIN' fabric.

    Some stay away from brand names. <-Sort of. One of my rules is to avoid chain-stores as much as possible.

    Some buy brands in order not to stand out. <- :lol:

    Some wear music-themed T-shirts to communicate music tastes. <-Yeah, but nobody ever knows who they are...... :ninja:

    They customize their looks by...
    making handbags out of jeans. <-Ew.
    slashing and pinning T-shirts. <-If you know what you're doing it can be cool.
    bleaching jeans. <-I acid-wash mine actually but same diff.
    cutting off denim skirts. <-See jean handbags.
    mixing vintage pieces with new. <-That isn't 'customizing' your clothes, that's having some taste.

    They think departments stores... <-I haven't been in one since I started buying my own clothes, therefore I can't comment. B)
    are geared toward older people.
    lack personality.
    don’t set the mood for shopping.
    should have customization features/services.

    Stores they like:
    PacSun <- :yuk: :yuk: :yuk: :sick:
    Forever 21 <- :yuk: :yuk:
    Abercrombie & Fitch <- :sick:
    Gap <-meh......

    Stores they don’t like:
    Windsor <-never heard of it.
    Wet Seal <-as bad as the EVIL PacSun!!!
    Abercrombie & Fitch <-already commented. Dun like it, but don't shudder as I walk past.

    Bands they listen to:
    Led Zeppelin <-My dad likes them.
    Radiohead <-Ditto.
    John Coltrane <-God no.
    Black Eyed Peas <-Overrated.
    Maroon5 <-Kinda, but my friends would laugh if I admitted it.

    What they do online:
    Buy music. <-Try 'Download'
    Chat with friends. <-Sometimes
    Buy clothes. <-That's what it's FOR!
     
  13. Acid

    Acid yes

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    my version:

    What influences them:
    celebrity icons
    trial & error

    What clothes say about them:
    i look like i just came off the dior runway

    They customize their looks by...
    writing catchy sloguns and phrases on tee's
    cutting holes where the nipple is to make faux helmut lang tops

    They think departments stores...
    rock in london but sometimes overwhelming especially when u dont have money to spend

    Stores they like:
    browns
    H&M
    sally's beauty store
    chanel (when the menswear arrives)

    Stores they don’t like:
    versace :sick:
    topman.....please :sick:

    Bands they listen to:
    missy E
    chad williams
    kylie minogue
    duran duran

    What they do online:
    look at photos from parties
    use TFS and friendster
    talk to friends
     
  14. too kuhle

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    hey taylor its megan (dazzle)...i'm obsessed with rooney now!! haha
     
  15. too kuhle

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    i'm 14...

    What influences them
    friends if anything

    What clothes say about them
    i try to look like no one else...but not in an ugly way! i just mix and match stuff and make it look cool...

    They customize their looks by
    i've made jeans into mini skirts! my mom makes some of my clothes (like prom dresses....etc)

    They think departments stores
    are good for essentials...lol

    Stores they like
    urban outfitters!
    abercrombie kids

    Stores they don’t like:
    forever 21
    wet seal
    guess
    express
    bebe
    etc

    Bands they listen to
    definitely Maroon5
    rooney
    lfo
    and i listen to jason mraz, john mayer...etc

    What they do online
    buy clothes
    chat
    make sites...lol
     
  16. Spike413

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    As an Abercrombie and Fitch customer, I love how it says that Abercrombie fits under both catagories "Stores teens like" and "Stores they don't like" other teens are annoying, but mildly entertaining.
     
  17. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    thanks for the input guys :flower:

    the FSteens trends is quite more 'real' and global than the ones posted at wwd,
    here we go, i want more :blush:
     
  18. meowmix

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    What influences them:
    editorials
    celebs/icons
    runway

    What clothes say about them:
    however I'm feeling/however I felt when I was getting dressed
    i like nice things

    They customize their looks by:
    scarves, handbags, rarely jewelry...

    They think department stores:
    are a pain in the ass
    easy to get pissed off and lost in
    have too many people
    ...but sometimes, what would we do without 'em?

    Stores they like:
    random boutiques...esp chanel :blush:

    Stores they don’t like:
    a/x
    hollister
    aeropostale
    jessica mcclintock
    abercrombie


    Bands they listen to:
    kylie
    britney
    various jazz, swing, big band
    various trance

    What they do online:
    music
    chat w/ friends
    work
    shop
    news
    tfs, etc
     
  19. Caroline

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    What influences them:
    Friends/Peers
    Strangers
    Runway
    Stores
    Magazines
    Celebrities

    What clothes say about them:
    I don't necessarily buy brands or don't buy brands. I buy what I am attracted to.

    They customize their looks by...
    Accessories
    Adding to simple tank tops


    They think departments stores...
    Are good for somethings---Nordstroms and Lord and Taylor much better than Filene's and JC Penney

    Stores they like:
    -GAP, Limited, Express--stores with basics but also have a few new things each season.
    -Kate Spade
    -Small boutiques with interesting clothing

    Stores they don’t like:
    -Most stuff from PacSun
    -Most stuff from JCPenney and Filene's Junior's section

    Bands they listen to:
    Beatles
    R.E.M.
    Radiohead
    Nirvana
    Guster
    Barenaked Ladies
    Greenday
    And 2 that don't fit in with the others: Britney Spears and Spice Girls!

    What they do online:
    Download music
    Email (don't use AIM much)
    TFS
    Work on my own site
    Sometimes play games
    School work
    Look for information I'm curious about
     
  20. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    Sometimes im really eager about filling out surveys, but today is not my lucky day :wacko: ...but you all know what I like and what inspires me... :lol:
     

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