From the fashion industry to the tech industry, many of us have been shopping to make our wallets look stylish, but the mall is becoming increasingly crowded.
The trend has grown as shoppers flock to the malls in search of fashionable items and trendy experiences, but some men have also found that their wallets are becoming more and more conspicuous and, well, they want them to be different.
In a survey conducted by The New York Times and ABC News, more than half of men (56 percent) have stopped shopping in stores and instead spent their time in the mall, a number that has remained constant over the past few years.
When asked to name the most memorable experience they had shopping in the shopping center, nearly three-quarters said they felt “embarrassed” and more than a quarter said they would never go back to a store.
“If you have to be in a mall to do something, it’s not a very enjoyable experience,” one man told the Times.
“I can’t stand it.”
This is not the first time a mall has taken a hard stance against this trend.
Last year, a study by the New York Post revealed that mall security officers were routinely stopping shoppers who didn’t pay the entrance fee, which was up to $5 for people over 25 and $15 for anyone under 25.
A few years ago, mall security took an official stance against the practice, but it was eventually dropped when mall officials saw the positive effect it was having on the mall’s bottom line.
While it may not be fashionable to stop shopping in a shopping center at night, that doesn’t mean you should stop going to the movies or going to a concert.
For some men, the trend has taken an unexpected turn and they are no longer just shopping at the mall.
Some of the mallers told the New Yorker that they decided to go shopping at night after seeing the recent viral video of a man dressed as Batman wearing a Batman hoodie at a Target in New York City.
“I thought I was going to be harassed,” one unnamed male shopper told the magazine.
“But then I got home and there was this Batman hoody and he had a cape on.
I had no idea what was going on.
It was so weird.””
I decided that if there was a man like that at a mall I was definitely going to make sure to look at him,” he added.