But in the Philippines regardless of the classification of standard of life, everyone goes to the mall. It is possible for visitors from outside the EU to claim a tax refund from many central shops – shoppers should look for the Global Refund Tax Free Shopping stickers in windows and ask for Tax Free Cheques and keep them along with receipts to be presented at airport customs upon departure.
If you are a rich traveler, this is where I would advise you to go. No 2 is the Main Station Area (located between Shing Kong Life Tower , Taipei Main Station and Zhongshan MRT Station ). This is the old shopping mall district from the early 1990s and features several underground malls, which makes is great for shopping during rainy days.
On the other hand, shopping malls act as perfect linkage between the stations and the residential development because the malls are climatically well controlled indoor environment which protects the passers-by from getting wet under the rain and from the polluted air.
For designer brands at affordable prices, look no further than Doral’s Dolphin Mall It’s Miami’s largest outlet shopping center with more than 240 stores including Calvin Klein Factory Outlet, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Off 5th and Tommy Hilfiger Company Store.
The main problem, though, is not the fact that our social spaces are related to consumption, because shopping street, markets, groceries and so forth – almost all the activities in a contemporary city – are also related to different forms of consumption.