Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

I am not sure that there will be anyone out there who doesn't know the lone hit of 90's band New Radicals, because it has been steadily played on radio and television for nearly 10 years now. 'You get what you give' was released in 1998. It was a single from the album 'maybe you've been brainwashed...

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The coastal English City of Southampton is the largest in Hampshire, and within it lies the 35th largest Mall in the United Kingdom. West Quay opened its doors in September, 2000 out of the ashes of the 2 Malls which preceded it: the Eaststreet Mall which ruled in the 70's, and the Bargate Centre wh...

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Us Mall fans are very used to the idea of taking a leisurely stroll through a Mall, but very few can say they have had a chance for a leisurely car drive! That is exactly what Youtuber Sascha Grant got the opportunity to do. Cars can often be found around Malls as a tool used by car companies to g...

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Kenyan Mall, Two Rivers, opened in an upmarket area of Nairobi last February. One would think that developing the largest Mall in Kenya would be enough, but the people behind it say it is only the beginning of what will be a massive self-contained bubble of happiness, with offices, apartments, resta...

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Normally we like to keep it light and positive at Mallrate, but we feel this topic is important to any fan of Shopping Malls. The 90s were a magical time for the Mall and they were at their absolute peak. Unfortunately, between the instability of the world economy and the rise of online couch shoppi...

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“How I met your mother” (himym) was a sitcom which ran from 2005 to 2014. It was set in Manhattan and seemed to pick up where “Friends” left off (in fact there was just a year between the end of Friends and the beginning of himym). Its premise was simple – It's the year 2030 and Ted is rec...

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We at Mallrate hate to say “told you so” (well, not too often anyway), but in this case we believe it is acceptable. Due to a bald-faced contravention of Mallrate rule number 2 regarding the necessity for a solid roof - The Rego Centre in Queens, New York has a couple of problems on its hands.

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Dubai is quickly overtaking traditional places such as Hong Kong as the Mall Capital of the world, and the crowning glory of this awesome City is Dubai Mall. Not only is it the largest Mall in the world, but it also features many world firsts such as a complete aquarium with the largest single-sheet...

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The year was 2006. Graham Linehan was coming off two massive sitcom hits in Father Ted and Black Books respectively. Surely he couldn't do it again? Yes. Yes he could. Episode 1 of the I.T. Crowd debuted on Channel 4 Television (UK) on February 3rd. It wasn't immediately loved and the debut was disa...

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They're not there to shop. They're not there to work. They're just there!

We start this series of famous Mall movies with the greatest mall movie ever made - Mallrats. This was the awkward second movie for Director Kevin Smith, who had previously had a surprise hit with the indie flick, Clerks...

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