It’s been known for months that Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis was closing its doors after being a main attraction of Nicollet Mall for several decades. I’ll be part of the last generation to get giddy when navigating through the clearance marked shoes, or become starry eyed during the Christmas displays. I even worked at this location (albeit briefly) just after college. But eating the sausage is much more fun than making it, so not much to tell there.
The point is, I’ll miss it.
This weekend was the last time outsiders would see Macy’s as we’ve known it, with its wide walls and sparkling floors. It’s now skeletal and eerie. Same light, but nothing for it to gaze upon. No music.
The end of an era. The end of a very particular shopping experience.
E Commerce has done away with the shopping experiences our parents and grandparents. And (clearly) one can get away with almost never buying brand new. Though, there was a part of me that loved knowing there still a few time capsules like Macy’s floating around my city. One I could visit and get a peek of what once was. Though being part of the problem, I can’t say I’m surprised.
On a lighter note: all I could think while taking this picture was how could I possibly haggle my way to one of those chandeliers… (I couldn’t).
Head Scarf: Arc Value Village
Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand Jeans
Cardigan and socks: Asos
Take Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Old Navy
Backpack: Expressions NYC