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Retail Moments

Best Retail Moments in Movies

Retail experiences are depicted in many Hollywood movies. Anyone who has worked in retail knows that the industry can be extremely entertaining, which creates a perfect setting for stories. Here are our favorite movies involving retail:

  1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    Notable Line: Pretty much anything Kevin James says in this film is worthy of a laugh, but one that comes to mind is: "Safety never takes a holiday."



  2. Elf
    Notable scene: The Christmas display! Department stores everywhere were envious of Buddy's intricate display and have even tried to recreate it. Not to mention Zooey Deschanel's rendition of "Baby it's Cold Outside," which is heavenly in itself.



  3. Empire Records
    Notable Line: "It's Rex Manning Day!" This line is so widely quoted that some people might not know that Rex Manning is, in fact, a fictional character. Plus, the setting of a music store is nostalgic and feel-good.



  4. Confessions of a Shopaholic
    Notable Scene: When Becky (Amy Adams, who plays the part perfectly) rushes home from "Shopaholic Anonymous" and breaks through ice to get to her frozen credit card. Relatable.



  5. 40 Year-Old Virgin
    Notable Line: This movie is filled with hilarious quotes, especially some of the "guy talk" at the electronics store. But one of the funniest is when Andy is getting a chest wax and screams "OH! KELLY CLARKSON" (among other choice words).



  6. High Fidelity
    Notable Line: Another film set in a music store (bring music stores back!) but one of the greatest lines from the film is "what came first, the music or the misery? ...Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"



  7. Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Notable Line: This movie is the definition of iconic. Audrey Hepburn is elegant eating her pastry outside of the Tiffany's window: "It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits, and that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany's, then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name."

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Elf
Empire Records
Confessions of a Shopaholic
40 Year-Old Virgin
High Fidelity
Breakfast at Tiffanyâ??s