Shopping Malls Are Declining In Popularity
Shopping malls were very popular in the 80s and 90s (just watch season three of Stranger Things on Netflix, and you’ll see what we mean). Teenagers spent a lot of time hanging out there with their friends, particularly in suburbia. That was when kids saw each other more often face to face instead of via social media.
Yet, malls are declining. Many have closed, and instead of shopping in person for birthday and holiday gifts, people are increasingly turning to the internet. It doesn’t hurt that you can often find better deals online, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your couch.