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33 Outrageous Pictures Of Shopping Malls During The '90s

A look back at the glory days of shopping malls, presented by Getty Images.

Posted on March 29, 2017, at 5:46 p.m. ET

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In this November 1996 picture, shoppers at Los Angeles's Brea Mall are busy scurrying through stores looking for bargains.

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Beanie Baby collectors mob the Coach House Gift Shop at Westminster Mall in Denver, Colorado, circa 1999.

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The boy band O-Town performs at the Manhattan Mall in New York City in 1999.

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A woman stands in line with her arms full as she shops for gifts at the San Buenaventura Center in Los Angeles in 1996.

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A woman takes a break from shopping with her grandchild at Minnesota's Mall of America in August 1992.

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A group of children from Clegg Elementary School in Huntington Beach, California, hold a Burmese python at the Westminster Mall in April 1998.

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A group of children have their photograph taken with Santa Claus at the Sunland Park Mall in El Paso, Texas, circa 1999.

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Left: A young girl and her mother set up a booth to receive donations of toys at the Lakewood Towne Center in Lakewood, Oregon, in December 1995. Right: A pair of twins sit on the lap of an Easter Bunny for a picture at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, California, in April 1996.

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–Members of the Chinese Association of Orange County lion dance team entertain mall–goers with their performance marking the Chinese New Year in 1996.

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A group of kids sit and listen on as children's stories are read during an event at The Oaks in Thousand Oaks, California. Libraries and reading groups sponsored the event, which featured local authors reading from their favorite children's books.

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Left: Shoppers visit the Chapel of Love store inJune 1999, where they can buy dresses, tuxedos, rings, and and even tie the knot in the Mall of America in in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Right: A couple gets married at Chapel of Love's wedding chapel in June 1999.

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The food court at Florida's Sarasota Square Mall is almost empty during an off hour in 1995.

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Left: A barista pours milk and chai tea over ice to create an iced chai tea latte at Diedrich Coffee at South Coast Plaza of Costa Mesa, California, in 1998. Right: A woman takes a break from shopping at the San Buenaventura Center in 1995.

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A woman shops with her daughters for game systems at KB Toys at the Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard, California, in 1996.

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Left: A man wipes his brow while waiting for his wife and kids at the Laguna Hills Mall during December 1996. Right: In this June 1999 picture, the Lego Imagination Center at the Mall of America, which is 6,000 square feet on four stories, offers free play areas for children as well as adults.

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A retailer teaches a group of onlookers how to use the internet at a kiosk in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California, during December 1996.

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Comic book fans browse the Tekno Comix store in the Mall of America during June 1999 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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People shop at the Disney Store at the Mall of America in June 1999.

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An employee of Carlton Cards vacuums the store during an off time at the North Riverside Park Mall in North Riverside, Illinois, in 1999.

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Teenage girls shop for clothing at JC Penney and Bloomingdales department stores at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York, in January 1997.

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Late-night host Jay Leno performs a skit at Victoria's Secret at an unnamed shopping mall in December 1992.

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A pair of 13-year-old girls reach for the Vans at the JC Penney store at The Oaks.

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Left: An employee of the Hot Topic store in Laguna Hills Mall straightens some men's lounge shirts and other accessories in 1999. Right: A sign advertises the Royal Hawaiian Shooting Club at a mall in Honolulu, Hawaii, during February 1994.

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Shoppers at the Arsenal Project shopping mall in Watertown, Massachusetts, fill out sweepstakes entry forms to win a Ford Explorer during November 1999.

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A young boy gets behind the wheel of a 1997 BMW Z3 Roadster at the BMW showroom in the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall.

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In this June 1999 picture, visitors to the Mall of America's Underwater World walk through its 1.2 million-gallon aquarium, which features an array of wildlife and four different aquatic habitats.

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A woman disembarks from an escalator while shopping at the Stamford Town Center in Stamford, Connecticut, circa 1999.

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