Should we repeat menu items in the main navigation if they fall into two categories?

by Andrea Tate   Last Updated August 12, 2019 20:16 PM

I am working on navigation for a retail site. I have a typical account menu (My Account, Sign In, Create Account etc) and I have a main hamburger menu with department pages etc.

The site experience is greatly improved when the customer signs in, so I want to encourage this behavior.

My question is: I have an Account Menu item (My Purchases) in the main hamburger navigation under the title "Popular", I also have an My Account section in the hamburger menu. Should I repeat My Purchases under Popular and My Account in the hamburger menu to match how the separate Account Menu is structured or should I remove My Purchases from the hamburger My Account section because it already appears in another part of the hamburger menu structure.

The structure and two options are below:

Separate Account Menu:

Child 1: My Purchases
Child 2: x
Child 3: x


Option 1:

Hamburger Menu:

Nav Title: Popular
Child 1: My Purchases
Child 2: x
Child 3: x

Nav Title: My Account
Child 1: My Purchases
Child 2: Sign In
Child 3: Create Account


Option 2:

Hamburger Menu:

Nav Title: Popular
Child 1: My Purchases
Child 2: x
Child 3: x

Nav Title: My Account
Child 1: Sign In
Child 2: Create Account



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