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The 13 Best Movie Shopping-Spree Scenes Since the '80s

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Here at Racked, we're dedicating this week to the kind of fantastical shopping that most of us only get to experience in dreams (or at 80%-off sample sales). Taking a page from casino parlance, we'll be talking a lot about "whales," those big spenders who feel perfectly comfortable dropping tens of thousands of dollars every night on roulette, or, in our case, on Cartier. Welcome to Whale Week 2013.


For those that didn't come of age in the '80s, this might come as a surprise: The entire decade did not in fact take place in a mall. But most of its films did, and the holy grail of '80s mall culture was the movie shopping spree. The '90s perfected the genre, creating the ideal mixture of the latest fashions, some flashes of a Visa and/or Mastercard, and continuous, unrestrained laughter. Just add music—preferably "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Above, recall 13 of the greatest big-spending moments ever captured on film, but fair warning: We take no responsibility for any credit-card damage this slideshow inspires.
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