A place to chill if you've got money and time. Or if you're broke it's a nice place to peoplewatch. You can buy all sorts of things at the mall from clothes, shoes, music, stuff for the home, random gifts, perfume, to just about anything. There are cafes and little restraunts to eat at if you want a bite. Most malls have other things to do than to just shop. For example my mall has a movie theater, a bowling arena, ice skating rink, an arcade, and a miniture golf area. So if you're not in it for shopping, you can always go to the mall to hang out with your friend at one of these fun places. If you've got absolutely no money, you can always sit down and people watch if you're bored. It's sort of interesting to see what kind of people there are in town, because our town is so boring the mall is the center where everything happens and you can always catch those "oddies" whom you've never seen at school or work.
Lily: Heard there's a huge sale at the mall! Let's go now and hit all the stores and fill our closets with new clothes.
Michael: Yuck. Can't we watch a movie in the theater or do you guys wanna chill at the bowling alley or ice rink?
Amy: Ah. Sorry but I'm broke. You guys go..
Lily: No you can come Amy. You can people watch or windowshop while we shop and we'll pay for your movie ticket.
Amy: Thanks. I wonder what weirdos we'll catch at the mall today.