It has rated shopping malls as the International Council of Shopping Centers. They were ordered for eight basic types. These include a community center, neighborhood center, fashion center, specialist center, exhibition center, super-regional center and a theme or festival center. When this list was published in 1999, it was common in all countries. However, later this list only concerned the United States, and a separate list was issued from the rest of Europe.
The neighborhood center is a retail shopping mall that specially serves a local neighborhood. Mostly a drugstore or a supermarket like an anchor. They can usually be arranged in the form of a strip mall. The retail area of this type of shopping center is about 30,000-150,000 square meters. They also serve as a primary area for a 3 mile radius.
A community hall can be said to be larger than a neighborhood center. Offers a very wide range of products. They mostly contain two anchor stores, which are extremely bigger than neighboring centers.
The Regional Center
The regional center is a kind of shopping mall designed to serve a much larger area than a traditional shopping mall. This way it can offer a much larger retail space, so it can serve more customers than one customer.
This is a very large shopping mall. It has more than 800,000 square meters of land and is a gross leaseable space.
The Fashion Center
The fashion store headquarters are usually made of prestigious boutiques and clothing stores, and they provide for wealthy people who are rich or have higher income. Its retail area is between 80,000 and 250,000 square meters.
Power Center is a very large shopping mall with many big box retailers like anchors. There is a retail area between 250 000 and 600 000 square meters, and there is a 5 to 10 mile primary trading area.
These shopping malls have a very distinctive and unifying theme followed by individual stores and architecture. They are mostly located in urban areas and serve a large number of tourists.