I live within a few minutes of Northlake Mall so I do occasionally venture in to pick up something quickly. However, I am completely amazed that the mall is still in business and that it appears packed almost every evening and weekend. While it does have some major retail outlets such as Macys, Sears, Victoria's Secret, etc., even these stores don't have a great selection. Many times I have gone to take advantage of a sale and been told - 'we don't carry that brand'. I would suggest making the extra 15 minute drive to Lenox if you need to shop.