Banning unchaperoned teens from malls heralds end of retail hang out

Teens shopping for clothes
Teens shopping for clothes

According to a study by consumer research publisher Packaged Facts, teens are expected to spend $208.7 billion in 2011 -- mostly on clothes, music and movies. So why are they increasingly unwelcome at American malls on Friday and Saturday nights? The answer lies in an emerging trend that may herald the end of a modern day hang out.