NJ stores that shaped our childhoods and we wish were still open
Let's take a trip down memory lane.
Back to a time when retail ruled.
Do you remember when online shopping wasn't a thing?
Can you imagine a world without Amazon?
Over the weekend, I ordered an item from Amazon and it was delivered for free later that afternoon. It was great, but a little scary at the same time. Seriously, soon we will never leave the house.
While brick-and-mortar retailers are still kicking, it's not like how it used to be.
That's why it's more important than ever to support local New Jersey businesses. These are the shops that depend on us skipping that online order and instead strolling in for a look.
I was on Tik Tok recently and I fell down a rabbit hole of nostalgia videos.
These were compilations of retro looks, clothes, movies, music, and more.
It got me thinking about the stores that I miss.
Some of them I remember being at as a kid, while others were retailers that my parents used to frequent.
We all have busy lives and the convenience of online shopping is a lifesaver sometimes.
But there's something to be said for wondering up and down aisles and actually trying something on or holding the item you are looking to purchase.
These retailers were hopping back in the day.
Maybe you've been to them or heard stories.
Either way, this is a pretty cool history lesson.
10 NEW JERSEY STORES YOUR PARENTS SHOPPED AT BUT ARE NOW GONE