The Oakdale mall is a tiny rat hole where 13 year olds congregate to harass people who walk by. You won't find much for stores in here, but it's not bad if you have to get something (clothes etc.) and get out.
This shop is soooo cute. It has cards, jewlery, pottery, coffee, chocolate, bath products and many handcrafted items. The smell of the coffee gets you in the door and you could look at things for hours while their cat sleeps in the front store window.
What to buy: local artist jewlery, excellent coffee!
What to pay: $3.00 to $300.00