malls

Claire’s Is Going Bankrupt Just Like Every Other Mall Store You Ever Shoplifted From

Maybe I’m just nostalgic, but it is totally weird that our children’s children will marvel at the idea of an enclosed space where you could shop for faux-surfer apparel, get your ears pierced for $10, all while stalking a crush without a cell phone.  More »


Holiday Nightmare: A Mob Of Crazed Teens Storm A Shopping Mall

I don’t know what your idea of a holiday nightmare is — maybe, wrestling your way through a Black Friday crowd at WalMart? — but mine is a mob of feral teenagers storming a mall. Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn was forced to close its doors on Thursday when 400 teenagers showed up to… More »


Do “Deals” At Outlet Malls Just Screw Shoppers Over?

Hold that credit card! Double X excerpted a section from the forthcoming book, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture, by Ellen Ruppell Shell, which reveals the scams at outlet malls are lamer than the kids who hang out in the food court all day.

The author visited at an outlet mall in… More »


America’s Malls In Crisis: Our Fave Mall Moments

Oh no! The country’s second-biggest mall operator is totally bankrupt! General Growth Properties, which manages more than 1,500 malls across the country, is $25 billion in debt. With vacancies at a 10-year high, many malls are being converted into offices or going dark. Is this the end of the mall as we know it? [NYMore »