The ‘shop till you drop’ craze may have attained its peak in the 1970s, but shopping centres have been a part of Australia’s landscape for more than 60 years now.

Facts being facts. In case you haven’t heard, they are on the decline. We live in a world where people prefer buying virtually anything they want from the comfort of their home. And while we certainly love a good online shopping binge, the truth of the time is that online shopping opportunities are making shopping centres – a place loved universally by grown-ups, children, preteens – pretty obsolete.

Sure, shopping centres in Adelaide may not be as glorious as they were back then, but they still hold a very special place in all of our hearts. In fact, it is tough to imagine a world without the massive shopping havens.

Here are 7 reasons we can’t ever imagine a world without shopping centres.

They encourage family bonding.

‘When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.’

Even family members that get on each other’s nerves can agree that a little retail therapy works like a mini mental vacation.  

Whenever you visit the mall with your family, you realise that there are plenty of spots whereby children can play, and adults can engage. This is one of the major reasons why shopping centres continue to thrive.

The family ties become stronger as a result of a few trips to the shopping malls.

They are the original one-stop-shop.

Where else can you buy a new wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, delicious chicken parmigiana under one roof?

Adelaide shopping centres have made it easier for you to get everything you need in one place. The multi-story structures house a large number of shops that sell various products and services.

The mall culture blooms majorly because it is a collection of shops and restaurants, adjacent to the pedestrian zone or an exclusive pedestrian street.

They are the best after-school hangout place.

For many people, malls served as a first delicious taste of independence.

Since groceries, shoes, clothes, reading material, cinemas, entertainment, food courts are all available in shopping centres, you can spend a whole day at them – shopping, dining, watching movies and playing games.

They are a perfect place for friends to catch up over a meal or coffee.  

They have amazing offers.

Are those designer pants you’ve been eyeing all season out of your budget? Do not bother. Myer probably has the perfect pants with your name on it ( and let’s be real, they’re probably on sale).

These retail shopping giants provide special offers and give huge discounts now and then in comparison with other stores in the market.

That is why modern shopping is so difficult to imagine without the convenience offered by the retail services.

They are weatherproof.

Nothing kills an outdoor shopping trip like unpredictable weather. In case you are somebody who doesn’t like to go out because it may be too hot, cold, or rainy, shopping centres are the best place where you can beat the weather and still shop.

Once inside the mall, you may forget all about the weather since the temperature is controlled to the right temperature.

They are prime people-watching hot spots.

A range of stores = multiple people to meet.

No matter when you visit the mall, there will be a lot of people walking around. Shopping centres are one of the most friendliest places, almost like indoor parks.

Hungry? No problem. There’s food.

There is no reason to leave the shopping mall early.

If you get hungry, the faithful food court is right inside. And in addition to tons of affordable food joints, many shopping centres now boast an array of dining options.

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