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What Recession? Teen Vogue Readers Need An Allowance

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Recession, schmesmession! The February issue of Teen Vogue encourages you to drop oodles of cash on shredded jeans and canvas tote bags. Get Mommy's credit card: Your piddling babysitting dough won't be enough.

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Illustration for article titled What Recession? emTeen Vogue/em Readers Need An Allowance

It costs a fortune to look like a neglectarino urchin from the (stylish) streets. For instance: Check out the shredded, distressed and holey jeans on the far right. They're $325.

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Illustration for article titled What Recession? emTeen Vogue/em Readers Need An Allowance

Poor thing spent so much on her $428 dress and $321 t-shirt that she can't afford to pay someone to iron her ensemble for her. Hard times!

Illustration for article titled What Recession? emTeen Vogue/em Readers Need An Allowance

This young lady's blazer is Marc Jacobs, of course. Mommy and Daddy will have to pay $388 for that. The ruffled top is $218; the shorts, with strings hanging from them, that certain parents would be loathe to allow a well-bred daughter to wear in public, cost $168.

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Illustration for article titled What Recession? emTeen Vogue/em Readers Need An Allowance

"Upgrade your bookbag," the cover suggests. The first proposal? This canvas tote by Coach, at $348.

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Illustration for article titled What Recession? emTeen Vogue/em Readers Need An Allowance

The coach bag too plain? Try this bright and happy cotton bag at the bargain-basement price of $263.

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Illustration for article titled What Recession? emTeen Vogue/em Readers Need An Allowance

Finally, something (almost) affordable: This Harajuku Lovers canvas tote only looks like a quilted Chanel bag, therefore costs $98. Maybe you can work overtime at the DQ?

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DISCUSSION

I do seriously yearn for that pre-billz cashola I had when I was still living at home and my only expenses were car insurance and gas money.

Although I spent most of mine at Taco Bell and Subway, not on It Bags and whatnot. Who needs a Coach tote when you have a canvas Dickies messenger bag?