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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Mukusthebadd1 6 months ago
The first six, I did pretty good. After that, I put my blindfold on and fell down the jagged Hill of rocks!
Kiyone57 7 months ago
I never heard of Babbages. I don't remember seeing Fanny Farmer in the malls, but I'd heard of them.
Tstuts Kiyone57 7 months ago
Me either...
nerakr 7 months ago
13/14. Never heard of Fanny Farmer.
jholton30062 7 months ago
12/14. As many malls as I've been in over the years, I never saw Hot Sam or Merry-Go-Round.
Tstuts jholton30062 7 months ago
Never saw a Fanny Farmer but we had Hot Sam’s in Northern Indiana.
PattyHerbst 7 months ago
11 out of 14, and some of these were not located in Minnesota.Go figure.
Allison 7 months ago
11/14 - I never heard of the 3 I missed: Hot Sam, Babbages and J.Riggins
Bubba 7 months ago
14/14 despite being near tears after being reminded of so many pieces of my childhood that are gone forever. Not so much the stores themselves, but these were the places I hung out with so many of my friends who have since passed on.
bmoore4026 8 months ago
9 out of 14. My family went to the mall often in the 80s and 90s and some of these stores I've never even heard of.
MaryHelen 8 months ago
missed 3-- shopped t all the others and I'm a baby boomer-- floppy disc-- did not exist when I shopped at malls back then
DavidBarker 8 months ago
10 of 14...never heard of a couple of these...
boogerdogger DavidBarker 8 months ago
Hell, I never heard of most all of them! 7/14. Surprised at the ones I got right by guessing!!
MrBill 8 months 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 8 months 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!
Remember the custom t-shirts? Hundreds of iron-ons in many sizes
and colors! This alien was on the first one I bought.
daDoctah 8 months 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.
ETristanBooth 8 months ago
12/14. Never heard of Merry-Go-Round and Foxmoor.
Debra 8 months ago
13/14 I remember babbage's but I still got it wrong. I never had a reason to shop there.
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