As a child, when my mom finally let me roam the mall alone with friends, the first and only stop that mattered was Claire's.
The hip AF store was the go-to place for accessories you definitely didn't need, and jewelry that was very, very cheap and ~extra~. It's where you got your feather-covered slap bracelets and rainbow knee socks. It was the land of statement chokers and press on nails. If you were especially cool, it's where you got your ears pierced... FOR FREE.