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Shopping at Les Halles, Paris

Les Halles in Paris is a very crowded area of the city. It is situated right in the centre of Paris, where all main metro and train stations meet, that is at station – Chatelet Les Halles. There is also the Les Halles metro station, in the neighbourhood from the first one, however, this is the area you shouldn’t miss even if you aren’t a shopaholic. This is the best time of the year because sales are all around. Good bargains, best deals can be made now, at almost the end of the summer. Shoes, jewellery, clothing, bags and many, many more are affordable because Les Halles shopping gallery is open for everyone! This shopping area from Paris is situated in the 1st arrondissement of the city. If you are in search of leisure, well Les Halles shopping gallery welcomes you at a great swimming pool or in the cinema. The largest metro station in the city – Châtelet-Les Halles – includes three RER lines, five and fourteen metro buses, which spend an average of 800,000 commuters each day. The area is surrounded by a garden of four hectares, numerous offices and the most popular pool. Everyone will be delighted with the view, and, if you are interested in buying quality clothing at good rates, then choose from the wide variety of shops, such as H&M, Go Sport, Bershka, the grand New Look, Celio and all the other discount stores.

Les Halles Metro Station Gallery - Source paris-traveltips.com
Les Halles Metro Station Gallery - Source paris-traveltips.com


Shopping at Les Halles, Paris
Shopping at Les Halles, Paris


Shopping Gallery, Les Halles, Paris - Source starkeys.com
Shopping Gallery, Les Halles, Paris - Source starkeys.com

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Shopping in Belfast

Article written by Kate Robinson.
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and it is a great destination for a city break, so if you fancy getting away for a few days, book cheap flights to Belfast with low cost airlines such as easyJet. This city isn’t stressful like many other European capitals, and it still has all the magic of a big metropolis with tourist attractions, nightlife, bars, restaurants and shops. Do you need any more excuses to book flights for a holiday in Belfast? Well here is another just in case……January can be a rather depressing month for everyone as the hype of Christmas dies down. However, it is the best time of the year to renew your gloomy winter wardrobe as the January sales are on and continue until the end of the month. Discounts are even better as the sales come to an end. Organising a city break in Belfast will give you something to look forward to this January and it is a great excuse to go shopping.
One of my favourite places to shop in the capital of Northern Ireland is Victoria Square, which is the biggest shopping centre in the city. Since opening in 2008 it has become one of the most popular spots for shopping, eating out and meeting up for a few drinks in Belfast.

This open-air designed mall is where you will find the best bargains and all your favourite brand names, and high street stores such as Firetrap, Geox, H&M, Monsoon, Topshop, Remus Uomo, River Island and Ted Baker. If you need any help deciding what suits you, ask the personal shoppers at House of Fraser. After a hard day of shopping you will need something to eat. At Victoria Square there is a selection of international restaurants to choose from. My favourite is La Tasca tapas restaurant.
Belfast is one of my favourite cities for a break and I recommend trying it out this year.

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Top 10 World’s Largest Malls

There are very shopping centers across the world, some more catching than others and that led to a clear top of the biggest 10 malls in the world. Contrary to expectations, the biggest shopping centers are situated in Asia, this is because land is cheap and labor costs are low, so areas like Dubai, China, and the Philippines are the most often encountered developers of such projects. Among the malls due to open, The Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates, will be a mini metropolis with 1,200 stores, a 22-screen movie theater and a five star hotel. Asia has seven of the largest malls in the world, six of which being built since 2004. So, the shopping space amounts to 27 million square feet.
10. South China Mall in Dongguan, China
Opened in 2005
Area: 6.5 million square-feet
In the Chinese mall arms race, this facility opened a year after the Golden mall hosts wind milss and theme parks and a replica of the Arc de Triomphe.

10. South China Mall, Dongguan, China
10. South China Mall, Dongguan, China

9. Golden Resources Shopping Mall in Beijing, China
Opened in 2004
Area: 7.3 million square feet
There are around 1,000 stores, that sell many famous global brands like Nike and DKNY. The real estate project also contains new apartments and offices, surrounding the mall.
9. Golden Resources Mall, Beijing
9. Golden Resources Mall, Beijing

8. Central World in Bangkok
Opened in 2006
Area: 800,000-square-metre
There used to be a very large shopping complex at Rajaprasong Intersection called World Trade Center.
8. Central World Plaza, Bangkok
8. Central World Plaza, Bangkok


7. The SM Mall of Asia, Philippines
Opened in 2006
Area: 407,101 square metres
The mall’s main attractions are the first ever IMAX theatre in the country and the first Olympic-size (61 by 30 metres) ice skating rink.
7. The SM Mall of Asia
7. The SM Mall of Asia

6. Dream Mall in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Opened in: 2007
Area: 400,001 square metres
It is the second largest in Southeast Asia after the Mall of Asia in Manila, the Philippines.
6. Dream Mall, Kaohsiung
6. Dream Mall, Kaohsiung

5. West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Opened in: 1981
Area: 350,000 square metres
The shopping centre has more than 800 stores and a 20,000 places parking. It hosts an amusement park which was originally called Fantasyland.
5. West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5. West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

4. Cevahir Shopping Centre, Istambul, Turkey
Opened in: 2005
Area: 348,000 square metres
Cevahir Mall is the largest shopping centre in Europe, and the seventh largest in the world. The project was fiest designed by American architects Minoru Yamasaki & Associates.

4. Cevahir Shopping Centre, Istambul
4. Cevahir Shopping Centre, Istambul

3. SM City North EDSA, Philippines
Opened in: 2007
Area: 331,861 square metres
This is the first major shopping complex established by Henry Sy and his company SM Prime Holdings, the largest retail corporation in the country.
3. SM City North EDSA, Manila, Philippines
3. SM City North EDSA, Manila, Philippines

2. SM Megamall, Metro Manila district, Philippines
Opened in: 1991
Area: 331,679 square metres
The shopping center has one of the first ice skating rinks in the country.
2. SM Megamall, Philippines
2. SM Megamall, Philippines

1. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall
Opened in: 2003
Area: 700,000 square metre
At the moment, the mall has more than 1000 shops, 1200 luxury service suits, 65 food outlets and many attractions, among which osmo’s World and Malaysia’s first-ever IMAX 2D & 3D theatre.
1. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall
1. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall

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