It's nice to go shopping somewhere else where they have stores like Nordstrom's, Renovation Hardware, Brooks Brother, etc. Not that a Super Wal-Mart or Target is a bad thing....Just different.
Since I don't have kids I did pick up some gifts for my loyal employees during a visit to Duke University in Durham.....Then I went to Southpoint Mall nearby where its a gorgeous mall inside and they have city streets built with other stores outside. All the commercial and residential buildings in these exurbs resemble older city buildings but are like movie sets popping out of the countryside.
All this designer stuff....some people would do anything with a box with some woman named Kate Spade's name on it, or something in a Nordstrom bag.