The choker has been extremely popular in cities, especially where there are many popular, trendy stores, as well more traditional cultures, where they are used for more spiritual practices. Where the choker is popular varies greatly. In more traditional societies, it is used for ceremonies, and like in more urban areas, is an indicator of class and status. Due to the nature of core countries' fast-growing and ever-changing economy and trends, chokers have begun to be an aspect of popular fashion. In chain stores, such as Target, Forever 21, H&M, chokers are now mass-produced for the consumer.