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New York magazine asked shoppers waiting in line at Forever 21 Fifth Avenue what they were buying and why. Interview subjects include a dad with two little girls shopping for his wife, an "edgy and rockerish" 16-year-old buying an oversized tee, and a guy who definitively proves that sometimes people wear logo tees even if they have no idea what the logo means. [NYMag]