Shopping: Retailing and Teenage Girls

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Everyone shops and usually on a daily basis. Whether you're at the grocery store, at the mall or online. Shopping conveys every emotion. Shopping has been present in the United States since the day we arrived. In the sixteen and seventeen hundreds, people traded items for other items until 1862 when the United States bills were first printed. Now we carry cash, checks and credit cards.

Have you ever heard the expression, "like a kid in a candy story," or ever seen a child who hasn't got what they've wanted? They scream and cry and will throw a temper tantrum in the store. When children go shopping with their parents they want toys and candy and get mad if they don't get what they want. When kids shop they are either overjoyed or extremely mad and frustrated.

Teenage girls are typically what you think of when you say shopping. Girls at the mall shopping for hours and hours while their boyfriends or dad tag behind sitting in dressing rooms waiting for them to find something they like. Whether they're back to school shopping, Christmas shopping, summer clothes shopping or just for fun they're always there and you will see more teenage girls at the mall then any other group. Some of the most exciting times shopping for a girl is in the fall and spring when homecoming and prom rolls around. Girls flock to the mall to get the perfect dress, shoes and jewelry before everyone else.

When men go shopping it's the total opposite of the girls. They have a plan and they know exactly what they want and what store it's in. They know the fastest way to get in and get out. Guys don't go shopping all the time just so they can get new clothes. They usually have to need something pretty bad before they brave the mall; that or their girlfriend or wives drag them along making them sit in dressing rooms for hours. Guys also go shopping at jewelry store hoping to get a ring to give to the girl they love and hopeful that she will agree to marry them. They're nervous and don't...
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