The Fall Of Department Stores And The Rise Of Shopping Malls In Hong Kong

In the last few decades, the outlet mall has become a fixture on the landscape of many cities, towns, and metropolitan areas. Granted, the street markets are subject to more variation (many of them are assembled and disassembled on a daily basis), but even the malls hosted in huge, modern buildings are constantly changing clothes and appearance as if playing a cross-dressing game to cater and attract more customers.shopping mall

The booming of the shopping malls in the urban centre not only speeded up the fall of the department stores but also turned the surrounding area of the malls into sites of consumption or consumption-oriented space, starting the ‘mallification’ of Hong Kong.

For example, there were clinics, pharmacies, barber shops, day-care centres and tutorial schools in shopping centres but seldom did they exist in shopping malls. Special days at the Factory Outlet Village include Tuesdays when seniors (55 and older) receive …

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