Tuesday, October 09, 2012

When you look bad enough at the mall…

…the kiosk people don’t hound you to straighten your hair.

I found an old note in my iPhone that said just that. Obviously my experience affected me enough to literally “note it.”

Background to the scenario:
Quite a while ago I went to Washington Square Mall looking like total garbage. That day consisted of a Saturday morning workout, no make-up was involved and we were in a season where any traces of a tan were completely gone. Basically, I looked rather scary. In turn, I was not approached by a single kiosk person. Not even the creepy hand lotion one or Proactiv.

On another note, have you been to the mall lately? Is it just me, or has the idea of the mall drastically lost its luster? Remember the middle school days of loitering in Claire’s or Sam Goody? So awesome.

Yes, the mall is incredibly productive because multiple stores you need to go to are all in the same place. But lately it just sucks! I hate how I feel after I go to the mall. If I am going to spend an obscene amount of money on clothes and cosmetics, I would much prefer to do my shopping in surroundings that I enjoy. The harsh fluorescents of an indoor mall are not my jam.

Don’t get me wrong! I shop at the mall. Usually Pioneer Place though, that way I am able to enjoy the city... as I am forced to walk 2 blocks up to Nordstrom. You know I am always tryna hit up Nords, Gap and H&M in the same shopping trip.

Am I the only one who is over the mall? I can’t help but think of how disappointed Cher Horowitz would be of me.



  1. hmmm.... I haven't really thought about the mall in quite some time. I haven't been to Washington Square since.....um, maybe before the Sephora was added downtown? I totally used to go in middle school though! I prefer shopping downtown to the mall too!

  2. Haha, I SO used to love going to the mall during my middle school days :). I live by Washington square, so if I need to hit up a mall type store, that's where I go--but for the record I much prefer downtown too!

  3. All the malls down here are like Bridgeport, so going to the mall feels less like you're trapped inside since you walk outside... BUT the last time I was at the mall here, I had these same thoughts. Stores are much better when they stand alone or in small clusters (like the Uptown GAP/Levi's/Urban cluster?). Basically, the mall tends to gross me out these days.

  4. I haven't really thought about it, but I haven't been to a mall in months. My online shopping addiction makes sure that I have no moolah left over for any Friday night mall trolling like in the good old days! haha
    And yes, those kiosk people are obnoxious... I would love to be ignored by them!


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