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September 06, 1986 - Image 131

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-09-06

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the Canadian jeans firm called
Brown's.
For teens who like their
outerwear classic and expensive,
there are leather bomber jackets,
in a rainbow of colors, available at
Roots. Famous for its sensible,
funny looking negative-heeled
walking shoes in the '70's, Roots
is back with a whole new concept
in its new retail store, which
opened just three months ago in
Birmingham.
"Our owners Don Green and
Michael Budman are former
Detroiters who spent their
summers at Camp Tamakwa.
They have tried to capture that
spirit of outdoors and camping in
the clothes we're handling," says
Manager Toni Pappas.
But for the teen who cares
more about drama than
practicality, there are long
sweeping dusters that are
making their way into the local
stores. Complaisant, a sportwear
shop in Hunter's Square, which
specializes in separates for junior
sizes, features a denim duster
made by Guess that is unlined,
with a generous simple cut, to
wear over heavy sweaters; and
Generra features another duster,
definitely with dramatic impact in
mind, in white cotton, lined with
white fleece, available at Saks
Fifth Avenue.
"This fall's look is a lot more
conservative and less cluttered
than the past few seasons," says
Denise Fleischman, buyer for
Complaisant The "unisex" look,
and the Madonna influence, two
of the more flamboyant looks of
past seasons, are victims of the
neat, conservative emphasis in
the fashion scene for teens this
year.
Well-dressed teens will be
wearing lots of jewelry, especially
big hoop earrings, chunky belts,
and bracelets, and even an
unexpected bit of metallic glitter
on shoes and handbags and
silver and pewter being "newer"
than gold. It enhances the look of
solid colors and uncluttered lines.
"Even though the new look is

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