10 Top Malls around the world

Courtesy : Quick 10

Melbourne‘s GPO


Melbourne, Australia

This neo-Renaissance-style building served as a post office for over 100 years. After a fire that nearly destroyed the space in 2001, the GPO reopened as a mall featuring local designers such as women’s wear specialist Wayne Cooper, bikini brand Zimmermann and dressmaker Leona Edmiston.

Tokyo Midtown



An incredible fusion of design, art, fashion, food, leisure and business, this six-building mall includes every store imaginable, from Chloe to Harry Winston to Issey Miyake. Restaurants range from traditional Japanese steakhouses to French bistros. Tokyo Midtown Design Hub features the latest in Japanese industrial design, while the Ritz-Carlton welcomes both tourists and business travelers.

The Galleria


Houston, Texas

With over 24 million visitors a year, the Galleria is one of Houston’s biggest tourist draws. However, its high-low mix of stores–from upscale Valentino to mid-market Tory Burch to fast fashion Zara–attracts locals too. Along with 375 stores, the mall boasts an indoor ice rink, two hotels and both casual restaurants and upscale restaurants.



Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This Egyptian-themed mall is known for its opulent decor as well as its range of shops and restaurants. Arabic fashion stores like Eve N Black stand alongside big-ticket European retailers such as Missoni and Chanel. The 30 restaurants include the Noble House–for contemporary Chinese food–and Seville’s for Spanish tapas.

Via Bellagio


Las Vegas, Nevada

If Las Vegas has become one big mall, as one of our experts declared, then the Bellagio is its luxury goods center. From Prada to Hermès to Fred Leighton, you’d be hard-pressed to find a top-tier brand that’s missing in this collection. What’s more, the shops cater to swarms of tourists by keeping items well stocked in a wide range of sizes.

Villagio Mall

Doha, Qatar

Under a ceiling painted like the sky, this white marble mall resembles a movie set–or, better yet, a Disney theme park. However, instead of prop closets or cartoon characters, the space houses over 200 shops, including Dolce and Gabanna, Banana Republic and Ralph Lauren

Roppongi Hills


Tokyo, Japan

Along with the renowned Mori Art Museum, this complex serves as a home to fashion boutiques like Ann Sui, Christian Lacroix and Escada. The mall also boasts an impressive restaurant list that includes L’Atelier by Joel Robuchon. There are also several salons, gyms, child care centers and spas on the premises.

The Shops at Columbus Circle


New York, N.Y.

Located in the multi-use Time Warner Center, this mall may be small by comparison to some, but its distinctive blend of high-end retailers, upscale restaurants and larger, mid-market stores earns it a place on our list. Standout spots include Wolford–for luxe, no-run stockings–Williams-Sonoma–for kitchenware basics–and sushi restaurant Masa, home of the $400 tasting menu.

The Dubai Mall


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This mall hasn’t even opened yet, and it’s already garnering more attention than all of the shopping centers in Dubai combined. Not only does the space, slated to open this autumn, house a theme park, aquarium and an indoor souk, but it’s also home to the first Galleries Lafayette in the Middle East. The French department store is the centerpiece of the mall’s Fashion Avenue.

Ngee Ann City


Along with the Takashimaya–a Japanese department store that features designers with an urban-cool edge, such as Yeohlee–the mall caters to Christian Dior and Fendi lovers, as well as Chopard, Van Cleef and Arpels and Stuart Weitzman. There are also 15 cosmetics shops, including Molton Brown and M.A.C.


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