Shopping Malls, Summer 1990

These pictures make me smile.  The sweatshirts, the hair, the goth kids.  I can hear the soundtrack to Clueless playing right now; cue David Bowie’s All The Young Dudes.  I love the 90s.  Also, I feel old.

{images a la Dirty Hems; via Retronaut; All images (c) Michael Galinksy}



  1. Tierney

    Can I just say, I am SO SO SO SO glad this era has gone far, far away. I’m also glad I was a little kid, and therefore never had that horrible hair.

    • I was definitely still tiny in 1990, but I couldn’t escape the double sock look. And I had a shirt clip.

  2. MelRod

    OMG Yes!!! This is so awesome! It’s funny how fashion has changed, but yet we still see some of the same looks and trends!!! I would totally wear some of these styles.


  3. Clueless used to be (maybe still is..?) one of my favorite movies! But I’m also happy I was still very young in the ’90.. far far way from the hair, neon colors and complete jeans outfits;)

  4. Wida

    They make me smile too! so 90s! I remember it all 😀

    Missing Amsie Blog

  5. sherry

    You can still see some of those styles in malls today 🙂

  6. Lauren

    LOVE the old ladies smoking on a bench. Love it.

    This post also made me feel slightly better about myself, as my husband and I were just looking through an old photo album last night and I was feeling super embarrassed about most of my clothing choices in the 90s. Good to see I’m not alone 🙂

  7. michael
    hey i saw your repost of my mall images-
    i started a kickstarter campaign to raise funds to get a book printed.

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