3 Best Shopping Malls in the World to Splurge On
It is common knowledge that we are a consumerist society, where the economic wheels are constantly turning thanks to our role as consumers. The shopping mall is undoubtedly the greatest homage to our inner-consumer. Whether you are a shopaholic or just someone who dashes in and out of select stores, a shopping mall is often the best destination to get whatever it is that you need. Sure standalone stores may be fine, but where else can you experience the comfort of browsing through multiple brands under one ceiling? If you are in the mood to splurge, take a look at the 3 best shopping malls in the world:
The Dubai Mall, Dubai
When The Dubai Mall was being planned, its owners wanted it to be so grandiose that it would knock the Wafi Mall off its perch as the greatest shopping mall in the United Arab Emirates. Not only has The Dubai Mall managed to outshine its Dubai compatriot, it is now the world’s most visited mall, drawing tourists from all over the world. Part of the iconic Burj Khalifa complex, The Dubai Mall is one of the shiniest jewels in the crown of Gulf opulence. The Dubai Mall lays claim to the title of the largest shopping mall in the world and features stores from every luxury brand you can think of. Hosting an aquarium and an underwater zoo, The Dubai Mall draws in more tourists annually than the Niagara Falls.
The Shops at Columbus Circle, NY
Think of the shopping capitals of the world and New York City ranks right up there with London and Paris. One of the cornerstones that makes New York a fantastic shopping destination is The Shops at Columbus Circle. In terms of size, it doesn’t even come close to some of the largest shopping malls in the world. However, do not let the small size fool you; what The Shops lacks in size, it more than makes up for in quality. Unlike other shopping malls which are massive buildings, The Shops is located within a complex of skyscrapers. Ideally located at the southwest corner of Central Park, it is not uncommon to run into your favorite celebrity browsing through the various luxury brands on offer. Moreover, it is not every mall that features a 3 Michelin Star restaurant on the premises, which also happens to be the most expensive restaurant in the city.
Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo
Okay, so strictly speaking, Tokyo Midtown is not really a conventional mall. However, the shops and customers in Tokyo Midtown treat the complex as one giant open-air shopping mall. In a city where real estate prices are the highest in the world, the Tokyo Midtown complex represents the perfect compromise between the need for a massive mall and the ever skyrocketing land prices. Sprawling around the Midtown Tower, Tokyo Midtown has numerous stores that are able to offer a variety of everyday and luxury brands. Despite stiff competition from the newer Roppongi Hills complex nearby, Tokyo Midtown continues to remain the best place to shop in Japan and one of the best in the world.
There are millions of malls around the world, but these 3 are definitely the cream of the crop. The next time you feel the urge to splash some cash, head over to any of these shopping sensations.
Guest post contributed by Adam Livermore a lifestyle blogger and loves to write about fashion. His company has come up with the New Balance minimus shoes which is a place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe.