The World’s Most Beautiful Shopping Malls

For those of us who grew up in the ‘burbs, shopping malls can symbolize a lot of things: a place where we’d escape from our parents, bad minimum wage jobs, and copious amounts of food court grease — but rarely do we think of them as beautiful spaces. Apparently, that doesn’t have to be the case. In the spirit of the holiday shopping season, we’ve rounded up ten of the world’s most aesthetically-pleasing malls. Think of them and quietly weep as you’re trudging through your city’s undoubtedly less inspiring version.

Centro Vasco da Gama in Lisbon, Portugal. Designed by Jose Quintela and Promontorio