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The Headland is perched above one of Europe’s most famous surfing beaches at Fistral – perfect for active teens - The Headland

The Headland is perched above one of Europe’s most famous surfing beaches at Fistral – perfect for active teens – The Headland

Just outside my hotel Piccadilly Circus is roaring with energy, but my 19-year-old niece and I have sunk into cloud-soft loungers in a scented subterranean world of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, one of the capital’s very finest spas in the basement of Hotel Café Royal.

We have already unwound in a minimalist, domed sauna constructed entirely from sleek hemlock wood, and have stretched out in a temple-like hammam built from thick stabs of Carrara marble. Soon we’ll do some languorous laps in the low-lit pool, then sip margaritas in world-renowned pastry chef Albert Adria’s only UK restaurant (also marble clad, though this time in sunset-hued Sienna).

Indecently decadent? Quite possibly. But British universities have closed up for the summer and if ever there was a time to

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Why Teens Prefer Shopping Secondhand : NPR

Thrifting has transformed into a $28 billion industry within the past decade, setting the stage for online resale marketplaces to expand.


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Thrifting has transformed into a $28 billion industry within the past decade, setting the stage for online resale marketplaces to expand.

When Eve Perez was in middle school, she remembers feeling embarrassed to shop at thrift stores. Surrounded by peers in name brands, Perez felt like there was a stigma associated with wearing used clothing.

Something shifted around five years ago, she recalls — right around the time the social networking platform Tumblr grew in popularity. She noticed a change in how people perceived buying and wearing used clothing. It became an edgy, countercultural thing to do.

Now, Perez, 21, makes upwards of $1000 each month by selling both handmade and second hand clothing on Depop, an online resale marketplace with a young user base.

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6 vintage fashion trends that TikTok teens are ‘discovering’

Beloved fashion trends always tend to repeat themselves, and if you take a scroll through TikTok, creators on the popular video-sharing app are bringing some vintage trends back around.

Sometimes, it’s a classic trend from almost 50 years ago going viral again. Other videos feature styles that millennials know and love, just with a new name or fashionable twist. Here are six comeback styles that caught our attention.

1. Flared leggings

Millennials might know flared leggings by their original name: yoga pants. When one user’s video praising her new fashion find went viral, those who grew up wearing the stretchy black pants were shocked that the item had been rediscovered and renamed.

“Can’t believe the tik tok teens have just discovered yoga pants and they’re calling them flared leggings,” wrote one Twitter user at the time. “I hate it here.”

2. Baguette bags

Every ’90s girl remembers these

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