Back in the '80s, when it came time for back-to-school clothes shopping, many of us saved our pennies and begged our moms to drive us to Portland or Salt Lake City. Why? Because apparel shopping in Boise was geared toward young, upwardly-mobile professionals, not us teens trying to express ourselves. We ended up doing most of our shopping in thrift stores long before that was considered cool or retro. Well, we've grown up, and so has Boise. And whether we want to dress like the adults we are or let our inner children pick out our clothes, we have so many more options now we only walk around in garage sale hand-me-downs if we really want to. Sometimes, we really want to.
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