It started as a family trip to the mall.
"We went towards the play area, because we like to take our son over there," Erin French said.
Next to the play area was a new store called Kids N Teen.
"They have cuddly little backpacks, and pretty little princess dresses," French said.
She also saw underwear.
"Then we saw crotchless panties, and I was mortified. My first initial response was, 'Am I really seeing that?'" French said.
She took out her cell phone to document what she felt was inappropriate.
The owner of Kids N Teen didn't want to speak on camera, but she said that after a complaint from mall management, the crotchless panties were removed.
The owner, who would only give her name as Kristina, says her store caters mostly to kids, but about 25 percent of inventory is for teenagers.
French is convinced the store was in the wrong.
"This is a baby store, this is a children's store," she said. "There is one purpose for an item of that nature, and that is not something that we want to encourage for our young girls."
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