Northlake was the closest mall to the suburb where I spend my formative teen years (ouch! 20 years ago). I managed to avoid it until I needed to go to Motherhood maternity when I was pregnant with my son. I couldn't believe that it had the SAME STORES that I shopped in back in the 80s--Bakers shoes, Wild Pair, etc. That kinda sums Northlake up. Even the Macy's is just pitiful...unless you're over 50 or into men's baggy "urban" fashion i.e. Sean Jean. Perimeter is only about 10 minutes away. Jump back into your car before you find yourself singing Duran Duran!