Some department stores may even use a combination of organizational structures.
In fact, they brought the concept of the super, gigantic mega-mall to the archipelago. Much like Nordstrom, SM started out selling strictly shoes. In fact, SM stands for Shoe Mart.
Their stores tend to be a bit middle of the road, and I always thought of them as the Wal-Mart of the Philippines. Granted, their merchandise was more on the level of a JCPenney or Dillard's, but they way they dominated the Philippine retail landcsape was very much reminiscent of Wal-Mart's command of the US market.
The blue and green portions are mainly enclosed, while the areas between the main mall and the SM Hypermarket and SM Department Stores are open air. I was never a fan of the architecture of SM's malls.
I always found the design of Ayala malls to be Sm department stores more noteworthy. SM malls tend to be very tedious and boxy in appearance with only a few wavy elements, LEDs patterns and glass decor to break the monotony of their plain concrete walls.
The inside corridors tend to traverse in a racetrack pattern with few variations. With this prejudice in mind, I was looking forward to finally visiting the Mall of Asia.
I had high hopes that SM's flagship facility would have at least little more to offer in the originality department. I was disappointed to see that it was pretty much the same SM template but on an even larger scale.
R- A view of Manila Bay from the mall. Being located in a densely populated country and city Manila is by far the most densely populated major city on the planet most malls are built vertically, with the smaller ones topping out at three levels while it's not uncommon to see the larger ones with seven or eight tiers.
The Mall of Asia, however, was built on reclaimed land in Manila Bay, so there was plenty of room to spare and apparently waste. Thus, The Mall of Asia is a mere two stories with hardly any prominence and an obnoxiously huge footprint.
Presently listed as the fourth largest mall in the world it was the second largest at its openingThe Mall of Asia is about 4 million square feet in size. It includes an SM Hypermart, an SM Supermarket, several outdoor greenspaces, a foot tall ferris wheel, a regulation hockey size ice skating rink and a 20, seat arena, amongst other amenities.
It is surrounded by residences and offices, as well as satellite restaurants and supporting shops. It is, perhaps, the most American style mall in Metro Manila. Being more oriented to the tourist market, I usually chose not to deal with the hassles when I could easily find everything that I needed minus the mile long walks and overweight foreigners on holiday at nearby malls like Robinson's Galleria and Shangri-La Plaza.
But it was still nice for the occassional visit if for nothing more than to watch locals who never dealt with ice outside of a cup of halo-halo trying to stay upright on a pair of ice skates.Nov 23, · The SM Store’s Privado SALE November 22 to November 25, in all SM Stores nationwide.
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The SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, and SM Department Store (now The SM Store) retail chains were placed under the ownership of SM Retail while SM Land Inc. is responsible for managing the real estate assets of the parent corporation.
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