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When malls first started sprouting around bangalore, I thought they would never last long. I felt they were expensive. That opinion remained for a long time and I was surprised that malls had not shut shop.

I was always hesitant to go to individual stores. They had limited patience. When I buy clothes, I like to try them all and it takes time for me to find the right choice. I can’t do that in a hurry. And small shop owners don’t take kindly to it. Once you start trying clothes, they expect you buy something. Plus, everything is neatly folded and stacked in racks. So its hard for you to know what they look like. Asking them to unfold it is putting yourself in more trouble. There is now even more pressure on you to buy. I’ve had bitter experiences with these small stores that way. You can see the frustration on their faces. Sometimes they are vocal about it or they make subtle actions to let you know. Not a good policy. The owner has to rein in on the lazy salespersons. But the salesperson isn’t well paid either, so its obvious he’s disappointed with his job. This results in loss of repeat visits. I’ve made it a point to never visit small stores again, unless really necessary.

Thats when I realized why malls are starting to draw in more customers. Earlier I would only see well dressed (apparently well off) people buying stuff, but now I see people who look not-so-well-off too. Atleast, thats the case where I stay.

The cost isn’t prohibitive either. There’s always some discount. The price rise is justified. I try tons of clothes before buying. And no pesky salespersons to bother me. A good shopping experience.