Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Artificial world of the mall

Artificial world of the mall

Shoppers wander in Westfield Albany mall, in Auckland’s North Shore City. The modern shopping mall is a bright, stylish place packed with services and attractions such as food courts, cinemas and special events as well as shops. An atmosphere of carefree leisure is the aim, with no clocks visible to show the passing of time.

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Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - Mall and department store culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010