Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

If Intu Merry Hill was closer to the centre of Birmingham, it would probably be my favourite English Shopping Mall. It has everything I love in a Mall - it is huge (at one point the largest in Europe), the stores are varied and it feels like it is three different Shopping Centres stitched together...

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While we know that the great visionary Victor Gruen is the father of the current-day Shopping Mall model, ‘proto-Malls’ have been known to exist since ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine times; at their most basic they were loosely organised areas in towns and cities where people would gather s...

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I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Birmingham, England recently. This city, in the heart of the Midlands, is fantastic for shopping. It is the UK’s second largest city and so is stuffed with Malls, Shopping Arcades and Shopping Streets which would satiate the most hardened profession...

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Now, my unending love for Shopping Malls does not cloud my vision from seeing that these are troubling times for some Shopping Centres out there, with the combination of online retail, rival Mall proximity and people becoming generally less sociable taking chunks out of the footfall in vulnerable Ma...

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Mailbox is Birmingham, England’s luxury Shopping Centre, with around thirty top brands such as Boss, Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani, Gieves and Hawkes, Heal’s and Tommy Hilfiger. Apart from the designer shopping and international brands, there are also salons, restaurants and spas in which you ca...

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If you think that Dubai Mall is the be all and end all of the UAE Mall scene, think again! There are a plethora of stunning Malls which more than hold their own against what I will happily admit is one of the greatest Shopping Centres on earth. The stunning Mall of the Emirates is one such Centre -...

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The bullring Shopping Centre is one of the best in the UK and is literally a Mall of two halves - the Centre is split by an avenue of enticing restaurants which leads up to Birmingham’s main shopping street. One side of the Mall is anchored by a huge Debenhams, and the other by the stunning Birmin...

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Are you headed to the world famous and much celebrated Sapporo Snow Festival this year? Every year this wonderful celebration of snow grows ever bigger and more spectacular, with millions of tourists, both local and international, flooding the wonderful Hokkaido city of Sapporo to see the unbelievab...

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