1.Look Cute - I know it's only a trip to the mall, but first impressions mean a lot. First of all, you never know who you may run into. A special encounter may lead to a job, an invite to something, or some other great opportunity. It may also lead to better service. I hate to say it, but if you look the part, more people may notice you.
2.Go In Stores You Wouldn't Normally Go In - It doesn't hurt to take a look around unfamiliar territory. You never know what treasures you might find in some stores or what services they may offer. Just because you don't think you can afford anything in the store, doesn't mean you can't go in.
3.Try Things On - Let's face it, we all don't live on a Louboutain a week budget, but that doesn't mean we can't act like it. There's no charge for trying things on no matter the price, so have fun and expreience something new. Do you have a favorite brand, whose things you admire? Check out their newest collection and try on your favs. Recently, I went to Neiman Marcus and tried on this pair of Christain Louboutin Neoprene Booties. You may not be able to afford them right now, but it doesn't hurt to know what size you'll need when you can. (They fit amazing, BTW!)
4.Get Free Samples - If you go by any beauty counter or cosmetics store, they are always ready to hand out free samples to attract future customers. If you find something you like, ask for a free sample. Now granted they may not have everything available in a sample, but why not ask. You may leave with tons of stuff without spending a dime.
5. Ask About Specials - Before you go in the stores, make sure you check out mall customer service. Most of the time retailers, will drop off coupons to promote sales in their stores. Many stores have specials going on, especially during holiday seasons so talk to the manager or other employees to get the scoop.