Sorry, Millennials, you had to live through the '80s to know what these mall stores sold

What could you buy at businesses like Chess King, Hot Sam and Casual Corner?

Welcome, shoppers! You have traveled back in time approximately three decades to the ultimate shopping mall. In your world, all these businesses have gone extinct, but in this quiz, the brand names live on.

There's just one problem. The mall directory is broken. You know how those maps conveniently sorted the stores into categories — apparel, food, electronics, etc? Well, that is all missing. That's where you come in.

We're going to name a bygone mall business. Think you can remember what it sold?

  1. We start with Hickory Farm. What could you buy at Hickory Farms?
  2. What could you buy at K•B?
  3. What was sold at Thom McAn?
  4. You stop at Hot Sam. What are most likely to buy?
  5. What could you buy at County Seat?
  6. What are you most likely to buy at Chess King?
  7. What was Aladdin's Castle?
  8. What kind of stuff would you buy at Casual Corner?
  9. What would you most likely buy at Merry-Go-Round?
  10. What would you most likely purchase from Fanny Farmer?
  11. What kind of rectangular item would you be carrying after a purchase at Babbage's?
  12. You are shopping at J. Riggins. What could you buy?
  13. You pop into Foxmoor. What kind of merchandise is surrounding you?
  14. Finally, you stop at Contempo Casuals. What could you purchase?

Sorry, Millennials, you had to live through the '80s to know what these mall stores sold

Your Result...

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MrBill 11 hours ago
13/14; missed #11 - never heard of Babbage's. I had to guess on several of these even though I lived thru the 80's. If you do not shop at a store than you will not know what it sells.
JKMallaber 14 hours ago
Missed the women's clothing ones. As a guy, the only women's clothing place I ever paid the slightest attention to was Victoria Secret. My plan at the mall was ditching the parents in Sears ASAP and heading for Spencer's!
RobCertSDSCascap JKMallaber 26 minutes ago
Remember the custom t-shirts? Hundreds of iron-ons in many sizes
and colors! This alien was on the first one I bought.
daDoctah 16 hours ago
Missed three. I guess the secret to a perfect score is if you've never heard of it and the name offers no clue, guess women's clothing.
Jeffrey 20 hours ago
How about Farrells Ice cream restaurant?
IBikeNYC Jeffrey 17 hours ago
The Zoo!
ETristanBooth 21 hours ago
12/14. Never heard of Merry-Go-Round and Foxmoor.
Debra 21 hours ago
13/14 I remember babbage's but I still got it wrong. I never had a reason to shop there.
sportster1988 21 hours ago
I'm pretty damn old but only reckoned 4 or 5 of the stores mentioned. Where in the hell is Spencer's in all this mess????? Maybe coming from the South had something to do with it.
Jeffrey sportster1988 20 hours ago
That store was always dark (for floor lighting - black light all over the place)and it smelled of incense
KathyDahill 22 hours ago
Got #11 wrong. Never heard of Babbage’s
dth1971 22 hours ago
What would you buy at Musicland? A CD!
scp 1 day ago
10 out of 14. Female clothing, not my thing.

I remember at least five of these stores being the the local mall.
Catman 2 days ago
12/14
Remember "The Barefoot Mailman"?
B. Dalton?
Walden?
Barry22 3 days ago
13/14, missed #11. Good lord, the memories!
Runeshaper 3 days ago
You got 6 out of 14 - I was born in the 80s, but don't remember most of these LOL
Michael 3 days ago
8 of 14. I never heard of half those stores. I guess some were regional.
MaryAnn 3 days ago
10/14 Shoulda stuck with clothing answers on the ones I got wrong. My mom ordered our clothes from the Sears catalog, so I never got much mall exposure in the 80s.
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