The Case of the Blue Balls

Thursday nights were about preparing for the weekend, I wanted my store impeccable, and the biggest chore second to securing the Hookah count, was maintaining the massive inventory of Chinese Chi Balls.  Each with its own unique designs ranging from basic silver, to ornate golden knots on green, to crimson red Chinese symbols on a deep… Read More

A Week With The South Plains Mall in Pictures

Discover the dish on South Plains Mall of Lubbock TX through a week on my Instagram feed.  Every week this Shopgirl features a new mall on her Instagram feed, one photo a day.  Below is what you missed on Instagram this week: The New Feel: Many malls seem to be going for the minimalist meets modern… Read More

Snow Days & “No” Days

It wasn’t until I had been a manager for the company for years that I even knew it was a possibility to opt out of opening your store for inclement weather and hazardous conditions. “I just tell the managers, if there hasn’t been one customer in an hour, go home,” she told me, just as if… Read More

The Case of the Turquoise Wallet

The first store I worked was in a town that was a hub for a plethora of tiny farming communities that surrounded it.   When there was a school break, holiday, or just an extended weekend our mall was crowded with eager customers.  These customers were people who a trip to a mall was a real… Read More