Life before Malls!
You Would Have to Plot and Plan your Shopping Trips
A shopping trip was never a one day deal; you would have to return to the same place the next day. Your wish to create one classy look would take you on a crazy trip around city roads choked with traffic; facing everyday hustle-bustle; going through narrow galis (streets); and when you finally reached your destination, only to find that there was no parking to be found.
No Access to International Brands or Unusual Products
Thankfully, malls today have many cruelty free and vegan products — lucky us! Unlike the time before malls existed — the only way one could have cruelty free and vegan products was if some relative was flying back from abroad and would get those as gifts for you.
International brands were only accessible if you or a friend or relative went abroad to shop! And the prices abroad equated to years of savings, including endless roundtrips to passport and visa offices, not to mention the never-ending wait for a visa — you were doomed if you never got it! You often thought: If only if those brands delivered to Pakistan, it would have been a little easier!