Can somebody explain to me the difference between shopping mall and department store? Are these just shopping centres?
A department store is a retail with many kinds of merchandise arranged in departments, and is situated in one building. A shopping mall is a unit made up of one or multiple buildings that house various different shops. It's bigger than a departament store, and it can encorporate many departament stores. In a shopping mall there are several entrances, while in a department store there is one, in some cases there are two entrances.