Sunday 21 January 2018

Teen shopping: Accessories to success

When you spend most of your time in a school uniform, as many teenagers do, accessories become more important than ever to make you stand out from the crowd. They can also make a lovely gift for teens when they reach an important milestone, such as a birthday, or when they complete exams or driving tests. Whatever your budget, we round up some great teen accessories in the shops and online right now

HIPPY CHICK

This Floral Patches Bag from Cath Kidston is perfect for the young romantic, RRP € 78. Available at Cath Kidston, Dundrum Town Centre and online at www.cathkidston.com

MUSIC MAD

Small really is beautiful with the newly designed iPod nano, which comes in seven bright colours. 8GB: € 159; 16GB: € 189. See www. apple. com

GLOSSING THINGS OVER

What self-respecting teen would be without her lipgloss? This one is from Bobbi Brown, € 21.50, at Brown Thomas Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork

DO THE CHACHA

If your teenie bopper wants to be ahead of the curve, then this HTC ChaCha phone will suit them right down to the ground. Released this week for all mobile networks, it includes a dedicated Facebook button that will allow them check friends' latest status updates as well as their own Facebook messages instantly. See www.htc.com

ALWAYS AND FOREVER

This cute jewellery looks great and is really amazing value too. Pearl-andgold style necklace, € 10.90; jewelstyle ring, € 3.90; feather earrings, € 4.95; jewel-style bracelet, € 4.90. All from Forever 21, Jervis Shopping Centre, Dublin. See www.forever21.eu

MAKING UP

This gorgeous ' Fun' eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay retails at € 33. Available from House of Fraser, Dundrum Town Centre. See www.houseoffraser.co.uk

MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

Skin problems can be the bane of teenagers' lives, but the affordable Vichy Essentielles range should help pave the way to a glowing complexion.

Body Milk 200ml, € 6.90; Cleanser 100ml, € 4.90; Cream Dry Skin 50ml, € 8.90; Cream Normal/ Combination 50ml, € 8.90; Soft Shower Gel 200ml, € 5.90. Available from Sam McCauley chemists nationwide. See www. smcc. ie for stockists



DESIGNER BOY

It's not just girls who follow designers.

These super-cool shades, € 136.29, and James Dean T-shirt, € 155, both from D& G, are seriously luxe and perfect for a big treat, such as finishing Junior or Leaving Cert exams. Available from Brown Thomas

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