Shopping Scene Pakistan
Being a developing country Pakistan’s economy is aligned on the traditional lines with wholesale and retail markets and small sized stores. The modern shopping malls with different brands and shopping facilities located in one single place are comparatively a new concept in Pakistan. However, it is a fast emerging idea and is quickly gaining ground amongst businesses and shoppers alike. Provided below is a list of major shopping malls in different cities of Pakistan:
The Forum is a very popular shopping mall in Karachi with different brands of clothing, jewelry, gift shops, food and restaurants under one roof. The mall has an average volume of 4000 shoppers a day. The mall is located in Clifton and can be easy accessed from most areas in Karachi. The mall has a food court and play area for children.
LuckyOne is another favorite mall in Karachi. Located on Rashid Minhas Road the LuckyOne Mall has several Pakistani and international brand stores and gift and jewelry shops conveniently located within easy reach of different areas of Karachi. The mall has restaurants and food stores as well as a seating area for shoppers to dine, relax and unwind.
Located in Clifton, Karachi, Dolmen Mall is one of the oldest malls of Karachi. The mall has different brands of clothing, perfumes, gifts and home décor items under a single roof. A Hyperstar store located within the mall is a good place to buy your groceries and weekend bargains.
If you really want to be to an international standard mall in Pakistan then Packages Mall should be high on your list of choices. The mall opened its doors to shoppers about two years back and has since become a shopping mall of choice for residents of Lahore. The Packages Mall has close to 200 local and international brand stores, a cinema, food stores and restaurants, a food court with close to 20 different restaurants and cafes besides large number of kiosks and stalls on permanent and temporary exhibit. The mall is located on easy to access and convenient location near DHA. The mall is usually very busy over the weekends.
Emporium Mall was the first Mall in Lahore to be built on the international standard and has been the choicest shopping place for people of Lahore and the visiting tourists since then. The mall has a large collection of Pakistani and global fashion, footwear, electronics, appliances and gift stores in addition to a cinema, food court and play area for kids. A must see place if you interested to shop in Lahore.
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan with a small yet truly cosmopolitan culture. There are quite a few shopping places in Islamabad with the following being the most popular amongst shoppers.
Located in a large sized multistory mega sized building the Centaurus Mall is one of the best shopping malls in the capital city of Islamabad. The mall occupies five levels and has many of the major Pakistani and international brands offering clothing, shoes, fashion and beauty items, gift and jewelry. There is a substantial sized food court and play area for children. The mall is a must visit place if you plan to shop in Islamabad.
Emporium is a multi level shopping mall with modern amenities and comfort features for shoppers. The mall houses most of the local, national and global brands offering clothing, jewelry and gift items, electronics, and fashion and beauty products besides a large sized grocery store. The food court has a vast collection of restaurants catering to various tastes and budgets. The mall offers a great experience to shopping lovers of Islamabad.
As mentioned earlier Pakistan’s economy is patterned along traditional concept of well defined wholesale and retail market areas. The idea of modern shopping malls offering all items under one roof is comparatively a new concept that is catching up fast in Pakistan. A large number of malls are under construction in different cities in Pakistan. It will be our endeavor to keep this page updated as the new malls come up or open their doors to shoppers.