Most shopping malls have department stores, clothing and accessories stores, technology stores, gift shops, and shops that sell unique items. Most malls have a food court with fast food places. Some malls have stores and restaurants that are separate from the main building but close by.
Anchor stores are often big department stores that bring a lot of people to the mall. They are usually at the end of malls and have a lot more space than other stores in the mall. As of 2015, department stores like Macy’s, Nordstrom, JCPenney, Dillard’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue can often be found in malls.
Malls have a lot of space for clothing stores. Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, New York & Company, Lane Bryant, and Charlotte Russe are all well-known clothing stores in malls. There are stores for kids’ clothes like GapKids, Gymboree, and Justice. People also like to shop at stores that sell jewellery, shoes, and other accessories.
A lot of people buy tech items at the mall. At the mall, many cell phone companies have stores or kiosks. Apple, Brookstone, and GameStop are some other examples of technology stores you might find in a mall.
Items like beauty supplies, gourmet foods, health products, toys, and pet supplies might be sold in specialty stores. Teavana, GNC, and Build-A-Bear Workshop are some examples. The category “specialty store” could also include local shops and businesses that are only available in that area.