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tacocat  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Brookstone calling it quits, closing all mall locations

Without SkyMall and Brookstone how will the modern gentry easily buy the most useless examples of conspicuous consumption? Curated third-party Amazon wishlists? Yeah. Probably.

ArtemusBlank  ·  351 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think Spencer's gifts if people have those at their malls.

What is useful there?

_refugee_  ·  350 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Spencer’s caters to teens buying bullshit; Brookstones mistake was that it tried to cater to adults, which was reflected in both the merchandise and their general price points.

tacocat  ·  351 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Coffee mugs?

They don't deal exclusively in expensive shit that is of questionable utility like SkyMall and Brookstone is my point.

Also Sharper Image. R.I.P.

ArtemusBlank  ·  350 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I will never forget that the Sharper Image once sold Trump Steaks. RIP.

kleinbl00  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What I wanna know is where I'm supposed to go that one time a year I head to the mall to buy shampoo and feel like having a machine pull me like taffy.

tacocat  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The malls by me have booths or kiosks that look like tanning beds but actually shoot water at you at fire hose speeds. The obvious caveat is that these are not free

kleinbl00  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Really fucking expensive, in fact.