Lonely Planet review
With around 1200 stores, this is not merely a mall – it’s a small city unto itself, with an Olympic-sized ice rink, a huge aquarium, indoor theme parks and 160 food outlets. There’s a strong European label presence here, along with branches of Galeries Lafayette department store from France, Hamley’s toy store from the UK and the first Bloomingdale’s outside the United States. It’s a ginormous, day-lit mall with wide aisles and lots of open spaces, atriums and even a fashion catwalk. The four floors are divided into ‘precincts’ with clusters of product categories: search for high-end designers on Fashion Ave (which has marble floors and silver resting divans), high-street fashions on the ground floor and active-wear next to the ice rink.