Where To Shop For Teenage Boys In Lafayette
It was a sad day when my oldest son outgrew his jeans from The Children’s Place. I knew this meant he was growing up … and quickly at that! At twelve, he no longer fit into the Cat & Jack brand at Target. By fourteen, he was wearing men’s extra small pajama bottoms at Old Navy. I was lost! I had my go-to brands for both of my boys. Where was I supposed to shop now that one was a teenager? I googled “Where to shop for teenage boys in Lafayette” and we started placing orders for extra smalls in adult sizes online. Through a lot of trial and error, I have found these places in Lafayette to shop for my teenage son:
If we had only one place to shop for my teenager, Academy would be the store! We can find the majority of his sports accessories and gear here. Since he wears uniforms to school, he likes the casual/sporty style Academy offers. They have a great size selection as he wears anywhere from Youth XL to Adult Medium. We found this year’s swim shorts at Academy, too. (Swim shorts are a pain to find for my boy’s skinny waist and long legs.)
American Eagle ::
My teenager LOVES American Eagle. I don’t like the price tag! He usually receives gift cards for his birthday and special occasions. We find this teaches him a valuable lesson in saving and finances. A major plus: American Eagle does offer great sales so jump online early as the extra smalls and smalls run out quickly!
Boot Barn ::
We are Texas natives so Boot Barn is a natural choice. My son likes the style selection of jeans at Boot Barn but this is a store we have to order online. At 15, his waist is too small for the jeans they carry in-store. They do have nice pearl snaps and a great selection of belts and accessories.
The Buckle ::
Jeans, jeans, jeans! I like that The Buckle associates measured my son’s size and offered many styles for him to try on. They keep the styles and sizes that best fit your child on a card that you can keep for later purchases. Also, check online for those smaller sizes and sales!
Cavender’s Boot City ::
Another Texas favorite! Cavender’s has the same jean sizing options as Boot Barn so ordering online is a must. They have a larger boot selection than Boot Barn and also run sales from time to time. We found a handsome pearl snap shirt for my son in an extra small on the sales rack so take time to look around when you’re in the store.
Dillard’s is our dressy go-to-store for our teenager. We have been able to find nice slacks in his difficult-to-find size. Watch for end-of-season sales to catch the best deals!
Geaux Run ::
My teenager is a cross-country runner and Geaux Run has an attentive staff that focuses on shoes. They perform excellent size fitting based on your child’s activities and particular foot placement. They then narrow down the shoe selection to the best fit based on your child’s needs.
We have secured much-needed basics at Marshall’s for our teenager. After an extensive search, we found white slim-fitting, adult small undershirts for our son to wear under dress shirts. They also carry big brand athletic socks from time to time.
Nordstrom Rack ::
If you don’t want to pay a ridiculous amount for dressy belts, ties, and shoes, try the men’s department at Nordstrom Rack. We were able to find a high-quality belt for my teenager’s skinny waist as well as a pair of great-looking dress shoes.
Old Navy ::
My son’s favorite find at Old Navy: pajama pants in men’s extra small! I usually have to order his size online but can catch some basics in-store from time to time. You also can’t beat the sales at Old Navy!
Tri-City Running ::
Much like Geaux Run, Tri-City Running offers extensive foot sizing and testing to get you the right fit. My teenager and my father found that Tri-City had a large selection of athletic shoes.