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Old 12-23-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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I was not sure where to post this 1 so if the moderator feels it should be in another forum please feel free to move it- A really interesting article about photos from USA shopping malls in the 80's (at least for a member of generation X) and some of the memories they evoke

Michael Galinsky's Malls Across America book sheds light on shoppers that defined 1980s | Mail Online

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Old 12-24-2013, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Interesting. I was in high school in the 80s so that was a total nostalgic trip for me.

[thanks for the link]
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I wasn't born yet so this all looks to me like some weird costume party.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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I grew up in the 80s, and yeah, it kinda was a big costume party.

some of those photos are from the 90's, though, I believe, given the brands and stores.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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That Golden Axe arcade machine. Good memories.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:14 AM
 
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What American shopping malls looked like in 1989

more 80's shopping mall photos from the book Malls across America (some of the photos are not in the previous link)
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Looks normal to me, except for the legwarmers and the big hair.
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:59 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Looks normal to me, except for the legwarmers and the big hair.
Ditto! Plus the smoking. (Just got back from the mall myself!)
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:16 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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That is not what the people in the malls looked like where I was living in the 80s. Those photos have to be from somewhere between Ohio and Massachusetts. I'm thinking Philly or New Jersey in particular.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Yep;has'ts changed really.
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