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When is the last time you were at "The Mall?"

I was just listening about the profit losses of Macy's.

I haven't been to a mall in years. I may go to one store if I NEED
something, but I can't tell you the last time I went to a mall to window
shop for things I didn't need.

These stores are filled with SO MUCH crap (most from China)! I often wonder who is buying it. So I ask this question...

When is that last time you went to a mall and shopped 'til you dropped?

How do these places survive?



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The only thing I don't need

The only thing I don't need that I spend money on are woodworking related items, and I can't find much specialty stuff locally anyways. I shop on amazon for that stuff, buy some stuff at harbor freight tools, and occasionally I make it to the rockler woodworking store in Seattle an hour and a half away.

I buy socks, underwear, and t-shirts at walmart, and I can't remember the last time I bought jeans anywhere. I don't dress up much except for weddings and funerals. I can tie a tie (half windsor) quiet well.

Malls, only if there is a theater to watch a movie at, but I don't even do that really, as I have gone to the drive in theater several times this summer.

I actually can't remember.

I actually can't remember.

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I am a 64 year old...

grandma, and I can tell you that shopping for clothes in my lifetime has really gone down hill. When I was young, and had no money, the shops were filled with beautiful clothes, well made, tailored, and classy. Then the hippy era came, and those classy clothes disappeared from the stores and were replaced by jeans, and third world rags. The clothing today is skimpily cut, poorly stitched, and the patterns and styles are ugly. Shopping for clothes is like going into a third world Salvation Army thrift shop with racks and racks of ugly stuff taking up so much space that you can hardly make it through the aisles.

Macy's and other retail stores need to start buying clothes that flatter a woman's figure instead of making her look like a fat tart with ripples and bulges. Let's get back to the clothes worn by women like Audrey Hepburn, Lee Remick, Grace Kelly etc. The third world poverty look has gotten tiresome.

Minnesota Mary

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I think they're an anachronism

from another age .... :)

Debbie

LOL, the time when people

LOL, the time when people actually had disposable income to spend. I can't remember that far back. We may need Stewie's time machine.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

Must have been at least a couple of years ago...

and, at that, I just went there to eat. I didn't visit any of the stores.

Nov 2011

We had just moved back from overseas and my son needed school clothes that did not consist of shorts and flip-flops. The only reason we went to the mall was because he wanted skinny jeans from Hollister. Uggg... that was a ridiculously expensive trip. I went again in Dec to do some Christmas shopping, but I didn't get much. The crowds were insane. No thanks!

I prefer to shop online, at Target, or at thrift stores. I never had any interest going to thrift stores... but then I went one time and found all kinds of awesome -- and extremely inexpensive -- stuff. Now I'm kinda addicted to them. LOL It's like a huge garage sale and you never know what you'll find. :) Macklemore would be proud.

We LOVE Goodwill. Always

We LOVE Goodwill. Always find a gem or two.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

I always go to the mall for

I always go to the mall for clothes, or Target. Never got into buying clothes online.

last time

Bought a friend a wedding present at Macy's a little less than 9 months ago because she had signed up for that registry. I can date it pretty closely by her daughter's recent birth. ;)

There weren't crowds. It was pretty empty on the whole.

Here's a song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQKuFDL-kos

thanks for the song. sent it

thanks for the song. sent it off to my posse.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

Have to wonder how they pay

Have to wonder how they pay that rent if the store is mostly empty.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

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I have also wondered

About the overhead. Even for the kiosks, the overhead is tremendous.

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Somewhere around 2002-

2003.

Can't stand crowds. Not sure I can stand the public at large. Lol!

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

I don't like crowds either

The last time I wandered through a mall and visited more than one store was in the late '80s. They've built several stores much closer to me since then and I've had no reason to ever go there.

I was in a mall just last weekend!

First time in a long time. The public is just...well...disgusting. I will be ordering EVERYTHING online from now on.

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I think you are right that

I think you are right that the crowds of people can be a detriment to the whole shopping experience!

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

2007-2008

When I was like 14. And I only went to get baked under the parking garage. Rarely bought anything.

“Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.” -Malcolm X

nonsense..

you got baked somehow...was it free? :)

Hmmm

Worked at Bennigans in the Galleria Mall in Dallas Texas for a few years. That was...hmmmmm....1995-1997?

DaleinAdaOk

I lived in Dallas in the early 90's and actually ran into and said hello to Ross Perot at the galleria mall in 1992. Ross Perot is the only other person I have ever voted for besides Ron Paul. Its funny that they are both "RP". lol

That's awesome! I love Ross Perot.

Ross Perot has a HUGE place at Lake Texoma.
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/ross-perots-house-3/view...
We go by there all the time when we are chasing the striper or just headed to somewhere calm to swim and relax for the day. Always keeping my eye out for him, and yet to see him.

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A long time ago, it might of

A long time ago, it might of been like in 1996 or 97 but if I want a different coach or something I'm far more likely to buy it off Craigslist then new from a store.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

I hate shopping, so I never in my life shopped 'til I dropped.

I just go shopping only if I must, buy what I went there for, and get out the door as quickly as possible.

Here in NJ we have many huge indoor malls. It has to be at least 10 years since I set foot inside of any of them and longer than that since I actually bought anything there. (You're right. It's all crap.)

I do, however, go to a couple of outdoor malls or shopping centers when I need a gift or gifts. But, it's only to go to a craft store to buy yarn, since there aren't any more mom and pop stores left around here that sell yarn. I very seldom buy gifts anymore, so I make whatever gifts may be appropriate for the occasion. It costs me anywhere from $16 to $30 to make a gift, depending on the size and occasion. I've been told the hats and scarves I've made for about $16, cost over $80 at the stores for a machine made set. (Thankfully, everyone loves what I've made so far, and I do get rave reviews and lots of requests for "next time". LOL)

Then there are the strip malls. Now they are all over the place and I can be found there at least once or twice a week. It's unavoidable. Convenience stores, moderate priced eat in and take out restaurants, etc., are usually in strip malls.

But, shop for "pleasure"? It ain't gonna happen.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I like the way you shop. I

I like the way you shop. I knit scarves and give those for gifts. Kind of weird when the birthday is in July and it is 90 plus outside...lol

Who even pays full price anymore? I wish the mom and pop stores would make a comeback.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

It's summer and it's hot outside.

That's when you make a lovely, lacy, shawl or beach cover up for the ladies.

Only have one guy birthday in the summer I have to be concerned with, and the wanted and expected "gift" is to be invited to dinner for homemade schnitzel, with all the homemade trimmings. After dinner, he gets to pick which movie from my collection we will all enjoy with coffee and store bought cannoli cake. (Hey! I made the schnitzels, coleslaw and macaroni salad, so don't expect me to bake, too! LOL) Oh, shit! Thanks for the reminder! His birthday is in a couple of days!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I am sure you will be ready!

I am sure you will be ready!

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

Ahh, another lady who shops like I do!

I actually go the the mall when it's hot to let the kids play in the play area, but to shop? No.

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It's been 20years

since I spent any time or money at a "MAUL".

March 3rd 2013

http://www.dailypaul.com/276683/epiphany

... and this was my experience.

I haven't been back since.

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