This is the way we used to shop in the 20th century
Shopping in a bygone age
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With shops, stores, and malls reopening across the world after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, consumers are no doubt eager for some long overdue retail therapy. Besides the obvious need to restock and replenish, we shop to acquire goods that provide enjoyment, assist with everyday life and activities, or meet a cultural expectation (for example, gift-giving). And we've been doing this for centuries.
Check out this gallery for a nostalgic throwback to the 20th century, and take a look at how we shopped then, and the goods and services available.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age