It's called "wombling" and it's a real thing, apparently, so we sent a couple interns out to try it.
A handy guide to all the places that prove Chicago is second to no city.
While Chicago's got all the obvious spots to help you stock up for your next haul, designer chain stores only scratch the surface of the city's (often bizarre) shopping scene.
Here's a list of all our favorite spots to shop that won't completely break the bank.
Whether you're just visiting or settling in for the long haul, our VICE guide will help you navigate LA like a local.
Christmastime turns an already-awful job into an actual nightmare.
I spoke to a seasoned shoplifter and one of the "store detectives" tasked with catching people like her in the act.
"Every morning before the mall is cleaned, you find kid's toes lying around on the floor."
We asked them how they prepared for a hailstorm of bargain hunters.
One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.
I found alcoholism, gambling, God, and deep conversations about Donald Trump at Vancouver's Kingsgate shopping center.
Back then, I thought True Religion was the epitome of sophistication. To pay $167 for a pair of jeans had to be cosmopolitan.
If you've never worked in a clothing, books or record store, you have no fucking idea what real life is.
Food sales are falling at all the major supermarket chains—so what are Britons eating?
America's once vibrant shopping centers are in decline, but people still come for the cinnamon pretzels and weird massage gadgets.
Don't buy your family members $5 umbrellas and strawberry Nesquik from the bodega for Christmas this year. Instead get them penis T-shirts, 24K gold blunt wraps, and Charles Manson–themed socks.
In an effort to find out how life in Chicago and Iraq might be similar beyond bullets and blood, I talked with two teenage girls who hail from those locales about everything from crushing on boys to religion and music.
What if you need to go to the mall to get your cell phone screen fixed, but it's on the biggest shopping day of the year? It might drive you to tears too.
As stampeding crowds rush the nation's retailers little is being done to keep the peace.
Is lining up for non-essential items dumb or important? We asked some people who were doing it in Sydney's Macquarie Centre.
The Del Amo Fashion Center is a metaphor for America: a playground for the rich, a trap for the poor. Like America, it is only becoming further fragmented.
In this episode, Megg, Mogg, and Owl go to Ikea. Things quickly get really gross and really romantic.
The vast majority of Salvador's population, who live in slums, are not allowed inside the city's new shopping malls. So this became the key place for the poorer 85 percent of the population to buy its food and other groceries.
Amazon announced today that it would be raising its annual Prime subscription fee from $79 to $99—the first price increase in its nine-year history. Sure, $100 is a lot to spend on anything in a year. But would I rather take the subway down to H&M every t…