Whether you love window-shopping or you shop till you drop, we all have to agree that shopping malls are one of the best parts when travelling to a new destination!
Here a list, with shopping malls worldwide, that everyone must visit at least once, when travelling.
Berjaya Times Square
Photo Credits: Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Berjaya Times Square is one of the largest shopping complexes in the world visited by both locals and tourists all year round. It has also been called “the world's largest building ever built in a single phase". It is a 48-storey building, with an indoor amusement park, business offices, luxury suites and an IMAX 3D movie theatre.
It is described as a sophisticated flea market, because of its low prices. Other than the huge variety of shops, Berjaya Times Square provides its customers with many facilities and services, such as banks and ATMS, Pharmacies, Taxi and Bus Stops and a huge car park. You can find, several well-known Western food chains like Starbucks, McDonalds, Baskin Robbins, Auntie Anne’s and Famous Amos.
Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre, opened in 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest shopping malls in Europe and the second largest shopping mall in the world.
Some of the international brands located in the shopping centre are: Benetton, Topshop, Zara, Adidas, Levi’s, Reebok, Converse, River Island, Mothercare, Debenhams and Sephora.
Photo Credits: Instabul Cevahir
West Edmonton Mall
Photo Credits: West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall (WEM) is found in Alberta, Canada. It has been featured in the Guinness World Records of 2014 as the biggest shopping mall in the world, as it is home to more than 800 stores, facilities and popular attractions like Galaxyland, Marine Life, Ed’s Bowling and Crystal Labyrinth, a maze-like hall of mirrors.
Fantasyland Hotel, a luxury hotel with 120 fantasy-themed rooms is in the 12th floor of the building.
Photo Credits: Bangkok.com
Siam Paragon is the shopping mall in Bangkok, and the third largest mall in Thailand, perfect for your luxury shopping, as it is home to a big number of high-end fashion brand stores. Some of the most popular brand shops you can find in Siam Paragon are: Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Mont Blanc, Rolex, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Hermes.
The second floor of the mall is a big car showroom, full of luxury car brands, such as Aston Martin, Lotus, BMW, Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Photo Credit: The Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall, in Dubai, UAE, located close to the Burj Khalifa, can be described as a real shopper’s heaven! It hosts the annual Dubai shopping festival and attracts more than 750,000 visitors every week!
Dubai Mall makes the best out of the shoppers’ experience by offering services including, Free WiFi, porter service, personal shopping experience, valet parking, delivery service, prayer rooms for men and women and mobile charging stations.
Moreover, visitors of the mall, have the chance to see Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which showcases more than 300 species of marine animals, including sharks and rays.
Galeries Lafayette in Paris is a shopping mall famous for its beautiful art nouveau architecture, with an astonishing dome and a panoramic view of Paris. This historic building offers the best shopping experience as it includes a huge variety of fashion, luxury, accessories, home and gourmet stores and more than 3500 popular brands. On Friday afternoons, there is a 30-minute fashion show, with free entrance, for all the visitors.
Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Céline, Chloé, Cartier, Chaumet, Delvaux, Fauré Page, Loewe, Longchamp, Isabel Marant, Maje, Sandro, APC, The Kooples, Zadig & Voltaire, Acne, De Fursac, Guerlain, Sisley, Hermes, Diptyque, L'Occitane, Jacadi, Tartine and Chocolate, Petit Bateau, Bernardaud, Christofle, Pierre Hermé, Angélina, Alain Ducasse are many of the French luxury brands found in Galeries Lafayette.
Photo Credit: www.en.parisinfo.com
Photo Credits: Harrods Facebook Page
Harrods in London, is another well-known shopping center, famous for its quality and luxury goods. It was founded by Charles Henry Harrod, and later passed down to his son, Charles Digby Harrod who took a single room with two assistants and gradually developed it into one of the most successful shopping businesses in the world.
Over the years, Harrods has been visited by many notable people such as Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtry, Ellen Terry, Charlie Chaplin, Noël Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, Sigmund Freud, A. A. Milne, and many members of the British Royal Family.
Puerto Venecia in Zaragosa, Spain is the home of 150 brand stores, restaurants, cinemas, a family entertainment area, a sport and adventure area and an amusement park and they are all located around a man-made canal and lake.
Because of its unique design, it is believed that Puerto Venecia has created the ideal formula as far as customer satisfaction is concerned. In 2013 it won the award for Best Retail and Leisure Centre in the World, and since then it still succeeds in entertaining its guests, by providing a wide range of events and activities for the whole family all year round.
Mall of Berlin
Photo Credits: Mall of Berlin
Opened in September 2014, the Mall of Berlin, which is located close to Potsdamer Platz, was one of the newest shopping areas of the city. More than 270 shops available and a vast food court, visitors can find everything they desire.
The highlight of the Mall of Berlin however is the piazza at the center of the shopping mall. Located under a huge curved glass roof, it offers views of the House of Lords of Prussia.