malls

food-features

In Memoriam: The Trashy Mall Food Court Smoothie of the 90s

Pour one out for the glory days of Mango Me Crazy and Peach on the Beach.
Kelsey Lawrence
5.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Town Just Wants Its Toddler-Flipping, Tattooed Mall Santa Back

An army of Santa Scott's fans are outraged after a Pennsylvania mall told him to tone down his photoshoots.
Drew Schwartz
12.6.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Feds Take Down 'Violent' $20 Million Shoplifting Ring

Some of the group's 22 members allegedly almost ran over an Abercrombie & Fitch employee and knocked down a baby stroller during their decade-long crime spree.
Allie Conti
9.7.17
Fashion

'It Allowed Me to Feel Like a Piece of Ham in a Tube Top': A Eulogy for Wet Seal

A somber reflection on the "edgy" teen retailer, which announced today that it would shutter all its stores.
Lauren Oyler
1.27.17
LGBTQ

The History of the Weirdest, Queerest Strip Mall in Vegas

With gay bars and bathhouses, a Pentecostal church, a straight swingers club, and one of America's best Thai restaurants, the Commercial Center redefines the phrase "something for everyone."
Steve Friess
12.26.16
Holidays

Death by Wide-Screen TV: How Big Retailers Attempt Safety on Black Friday

The former senior director of global security for Walmart explains the in's and out's of how retail security guards combat shoplifters and violent Black Friday crowds.
Emalie Marthe
11.26.16
Photo

Stunning and Creepy Photos of Abandoned Amusement Parks and Malls

VICELAND's skateboarding travelogue 'ABANDONED' finds haunting beauty in the forgotten.
VICE Staff
10.20.16
Culture

Meet the Mysterious Humans Who Attended a Lauren Conrad Book Signing in 2016

"She's my inspiration. I learned how to do makeup from her books and blogs. She wants to share her knowledge."
Drew Millard
4.27.16
Stuff

Shopping Won't Make You Happy

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.
Touré
11.27.15
Travel

I Spent 18 Hours in Canada's Strangest Mall

I found alcoholism, gambling, God, and deep conversations about Donald Trump at Vancouver's Kingsgate shopping center.
Lonnie Nadler
11.13.15
Stuff

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Florida Tollbooth Fired an Operator for Paying a Driver's Fee

Also this week: A woman was arrested for leaving her children unattended while attending a job interview 30 feet away in the same room.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
7.24.15
Terraform

Trending Hot Topic

Hot Topic's social network: like Facebook for goths and Buzzfeed for kids who grew up eating emoji french fries and Snapchat for Americans who’ll never live in Malibu.
Kate Losse
6.22.15
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