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The life and death of the Phillipsburg Mall, in photos

EDITOR’S NOTE: A version of this story was originally posted in January 2020, when there were still some stores left and the future of the Phillipsburg Mall was more ambiguous. It has been updated to reflect its imminent demolition, giving a certain end to the mall’s story.

The Phillipsburg Mall opened on a Sunday. Seven thousand people were waiting.

The crowd was almost too much for it to handle on Sept. 24, 1989, the grand opening of the $40 million project. A ribbon was cut on the mall as a whole, but individual stores had to abandon their own

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How to get Santa photos in L.A. for Christmas 2020

Of all the Christmas traditions upended by pandemic-era safety protocols, perhaps none has been affected as profoundly as the time-honored ritual of sitting the little ones down for a photo with Santa Claus.

But St. Nick is as ingenious as he is jolly and, with the help of shopping-center trolleys, farmhouse tables and at least one whale-watching boat, there’s no shortage of opportunities across the Southland to snap a photo with — or, at least, in close proximity to — the jolly bearded man in the festive red suit. Here are a few places to find him before he takes

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Photos of empty mall weekend before Christmas shows retail apocalypse

  • The weekend before Christmas is usually a major shopping event.
  • Marketplace Mall in Rochester, NY was eerily empty, and many stores were closed.
  • Thousands of stores have closed this year, and malls were already struggling.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The weekend before Christmas, particularly “Super Saturday,” is usually a major shopping day, though like other retail trends it was totally different this year. I visited Marketplace Mall in Rochester, NY the weekend before the holiday and found it practically empty.

It was hardly a surprise. Many retailers were forced to shutter this year in what has

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Before-and-after photos show how people transform thrift-store clothes

Caitlin Trantham is a self-taught seamstress who has been sharing her clothing transformations on TikTok.

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Caitlin Trantham started posting videos of her clothing transformations on TikTok.


Caitlin Trantham



Trantham taught herself how to sew about seven years ago. She started off making blankets, but now she shops at thrift stores for vintage fashion that she can easily change up.

She told Insider that she doesn’t like to spend more than $10 on each piece she buys and will sometimes spend money on thread, buttons, zippers, and closures if the materials are needed. 

“I really try to use everything that’s

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