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Old 02-27-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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The Trafford Centre looks more like a casino then a shopping mall

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I guess the criterion would be : Cities in which the malls are the closest to the top of the things-to-do list for tourists.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:00 AM
 
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Asian and North American cities.. I really hate malls, I prefer shopping in the historic core.
There are plenty of Asian cities and North American cities that have historic cores/districts too, just like Europe. I hope you already know that…

Also, plenty of places in Europe have shopping malls.

Not all shopping malls are so bad. There are still plenty of shopping malls that are great and high quality.

I notice you like to overly generalize North America, Asia, and Europe for most things in general. I am not sure why.

All three of those continents are equally great places, with a ton of variation that can be found in the same continent.

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Old 02-28-2012, 02:11 AM
 
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Sure pretty... but that's not shopping, that's entertainment.
The Dubai Mall also has a huge bookstore with books in English, Arabic, French, German, and Japanese as well as several awesome eating locations.

Sorry as malls have become more and more about clothes shopping I have had less and less interest shopping in them.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I guess the criterion would be : Cities in which the malls are the closest to the top of the things-to-do list for tourists.
I could not imagine to travel somewhere to visit their shopping center. Actually I don't remember going to malls in any of my travel destination. But I probably would go there and take a look, if the place were somehow unique. ( Dubai, Alberta, Minnesota)
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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There are plenty of Asian cities and North American cities that have historic cores/districts too, just like Europe. I hope you already know that…
I know that. New York and Boston for example.

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Also, plenty of places in Europe have shopping malls.
Indeed, they do. Point?

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Not all shopping malls are so bad. There are still plenty of shopping malls that are great and high quality.
I never said malls are bad, I just said I dislike them.

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I notice you like to overly generalize North America, Asia, and Europe for most things in general. I am not sure why.
How did you jump to this conclusion? Can you refer me to any posts that show this?

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All three of those continents are equally great places, with a ton of variation that can be found in the same continent.
Oh I'm sure they are, but I just prefer Europe.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: The Present
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Why spend time doing something that you can do at home? I don't get trips like that. I remember when I was younger and I had lived abroad, I had friends who were dying to eat subway or shop at Zara. I never understood that, why spend time with something that's just as (if not more) accessible at home.

I'm more a fan of street level retail, and closed off shopping streets with tramways.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Why spend time doing something that you can do at home? I don't get trips like that. I remember when I was younger and I had lived abroad, I had friends who were dying to eat subway or shop at Zara. I never understood that, why spend time with something that's just as (if not more) accessible at home.

I'm more a fan of street level retail, and closed off shopping streets with tramways.
since not all cities/cultures are the same, so shopping malls in different parts of the world can perform wildly different functions. i think the best illustration of this would be the food courts of certain east asian malls which are flat-out ridiculous good places to buy a wide variety of great-tasting food for a cheap price.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I hate shopping malls. The biggest disgrace I ever saw was the mall in Indianapolis' downtown. I told myself only if this mall didn't exist and all these stores were spread throughout downtown Indy, it would have such a much cooler vibe and more streetlife. Instead the mall just sucks the life out of downtown IMO.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Exactly my point Chikid, shopping malls tend to suck the life away from downtown areas.
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