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In Butte, Montana, holiday shoppers "spent a lot, smiled a lot"

Jan 11, 2023
Mall manager Alana Ferko is coming off a strong holiday shopping season coupled with new business from a Hollywood production.
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Rumors of the death of the American mall may have been greatly exaggerated

Jun 27, 2022
In a new book, design critic Alexandra Lange describes how design played a major role in the shopping mall’s successes and failures.
Older malls that are dead or dying may offer communities and cities the chance to rethink the use of public space.
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Malls turn to luxury retailers

Nov 23, 2021
Retail centers in wealthy neighborhoods with high-end shops have survived, but middle- and lower-tier malls may struggle.
Purveyors of luxury goods have largely fared better during the pandemic than lower-end shops.
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Sephora ventures beyond the mall with new store openings

Feb 5, 2020
But it may need a strategy to get a new kind of shopper in the door.
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Foot Locker's plan to avoid the fate of American malls

Jul 31, 2019
It involves "sneaker heads," venture capital and a lot of online sales.
A pair of Nike Huarache sneakers.
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Brick and mortar stores are dying, but not at this mall

Jun 8, 2017
LA's Glendale Galleria is making shopping more convenient — and fun — for its visitors.
Many malls are still thriving because they’re staying ahead of the curve in the new retail reality. Above, a picture of the Glendale Galleria.
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There's a reason your teen is sitting on the couch this summer

Jun 2, 2017
Malls are dying and taking those the rite-of-passage jobs with them.
If mall jobs are falling by the wayside, how can teens get entry-level experience?
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Abercrombie & Fitch tries to shed "mean girl" reputation

Oct 20, 2016
Can Abercrombie & Fitch convince teens and 20-somethings that the brand is still cool?
Pedestrians walk by an Abercrombie & Fitch store in San Francisco, California. 
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