Here's some way cool information from the offline shopping world. Monthly indices of sales numbers from the malls -- goes back to May 1996 -- plenty of info so you can get an idea of trends and see the impact of events such as 9/11. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The ICSC Monthly Mall Merchandise Index represents a proprietary database of non- anchor store sales and square footage information on more than 500 regional and superregional malls. The Index gives accurate, up-to-date information on sales per square foot, comparisons to the same month in the previous year, and year-to-date comparisons. National, regional, and divisional breakouts are available for 32 GAFO (General Merchandise, Apparel, Furniture and home furnishings, and Other merchandise related to these classifications) and non-GAFO merchandise categories.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Here's the link They have paid and non-paid sections of the web site, but the above reports are in the free section.