malls

The Mall Magic of the Mrs. Fields Cookie

It was never about the cookie cake itself. Like the best mall food, its seduction was more complex — and emotional

The Eternal Summer of the PacSun Guy

Of all aughts-era mall stores, PacSun’s laid back stoner vibe still reigns supreme

Hollister Is the Secret Stench of Christmas

This holiday, I’m longing for the odor of hots with spiky hair and puka-shell necklaces. Could it be that the much-derided Hollister scent is… actually good?

The Insane True Story of the Cabbage Patch Doll Riots

In 1983, the craze over the children’s toy led to violence — and became the precursor to every Black Friday anarchy event to come

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