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The graphic tee phenomenon

Beatles, Twilight and other tees from Target, Walmart and Macy's.
Beatles, Twilight and other tees from Target, Walmart and Macy's.
Kathy Poe

Licensing a music icon's logo to a department store is both a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing for actual Beatles fans who can buy an Abbey Road t-shirt at Walmart for five dollars. It's a curse when the Fab Four are ubiquitous and unappreciated.

Graphic tees, for adults and kids, have exploded in popularity in the past few years. Designs vary from retro to colorful to understated. There really is a style for everyone.

For the teenager who lives in graphic tees, visit Walmart or Target. Both stores stock a wide variety of affordable tees for guys and girls. For something unique and a little more expensive, shop at Hot Topic in the Charleston Town Center.

Generic graphic tees are perfect for young children. Kids' tastes are often simplified to: "I like robots" or "I like horses." The Children's Place in the Charleston Town Center is currently running a $5 graphic tee sale.

Walmart's adult and junior graphics are also $5 and under. For toddlers, teens and adults, graphic tees are a fun, affordable way to show the world your unique taste. 

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