So I was just reading Kaelah's Things I Love Thursday post where she links to this idea of a Dream Mall, here. The basic premise is to invent a mall that has 100% stores you like.
So, I got to thinking. This dream mall is going to need:
Yeah, that'll do.
So, then I got to thinking..this pretty much already exists.
I work next door to a mall, Fair Oaks. They have a J Crew, Apple, and Sephora.
A couple miles down the road (I mean, less than 10) there is an Anthropologie, a J Crew, Apple, Sephora, Lush, Nordstrom, and Lulu. Actually, its two malls, Tysons 1 and 2, and the Anthro and J Crew are in one, while the rest is in the other.
They are building a new shopping area town center thing less than 1 mile from my house, and it has an Anthropologie, and a Target.
In fact, I will soon have 4 Anthropologies (Anthropologi?) within 15 miles of my home. And the market demands this? I guess?
Mary Green is in San Francisco. But I have the internet.
And, after all, isn't the internet everybody's dream mall?
I can no longer be impressed by shopping, sorry. Even you, New York, although I'll take your Top Shop and your that one Canadian store that I forget the name of. Joe Fresh, that's the ticket.
Maybe I'll start a business where I video tape shopping for folks that live too far away from these stores, and then I'll ship them stuff and they can send back what they don't want - pretty much personal shopper with video on demand. Genius, I tell ya.
P.S. - also Barnes & Noble.
also Whole Foods
and maybe Club Monaco.
p.p.s - also Zara.
P.P.P.S - distances to these from current location:
I'm sure there are closer but the best are <5 miles
about 13 miles
an embarrassment of riches, I tell ya.