Do you really understand the need for so many clothing stores? Maybe you could explain it to me.
Here’s a count of the major categories in a mall near me. I got these numbers from their own mall directory:[ul]
[li]Apparel, Women’s - 66[/li][li]Apparel, Men’s - 48[/li][li]Apparel, Children’s - 35[/li][li]Books/Cards/Gifts/Toys - 8[/li][li]Shoes - 45[/li][li]Electronics & Home Entertainment - 13[/li][li]Jewelry & Accessories - 29[/li][li]Luggage - 15[/li][/ul]Just to clarify: Many clothing stores are in more than one category. “Electronics & Home Entertainment” is mostly phone stores, and also video games and movies. “Jewelry & Accessories” includes eyeglasses.
So – Do people really buy 3 to 4 times as much shoes and clothing as their electronics and entertainment? How can 15 luggage stores stay in business?
Why is there not even one hardware store? “Books” is a joke – the closest thing to a bookstore among those eight is the newsstand. There are three legitimate toy stores (Toys R Us, The Lego Store, and The Disney Store), but I’m very surprised that there aren’t more; there are lots of families at this mall. Really… More than 20 women’s clothing stores for each toy store? Do toy stores have that small of a profit margin? Is their profit margin smaller than the newsstand’s?
Am I weird, or is it highly probable that (like me) most other men get bored when they go here?