An outdoor mall, usually featuring very upscale and pricey fashion stores, specialty stores, restaurants, and other trendy places. Can range in size from 10 to 100+ stores. Usually features nice architecture, brick walkways, chic lighting, and water features. Highly popular in upscale suburban/urbane areas in the Sunbelt and increasingly in the Midwest.
Hey, i'm going to check out that new lifestyle center they just built off the highway. They've got an Abercrombie & Fitch and everything!
by acb November 15, 2005
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An outdoor shopping plaza, typically with several other store spaces spread throughout the parking lot. The death of the modern mall. (see dead mall, mall)

Many shopping centers like this may include big retail stores, such as Walmart, Home Depot, Target, etc.
Brenda: "Harold, the new Urban Square Commons' grand opening is happening next week!"

Harold: "I told you they would turn it into a damn lifestyle center!"
by zRxvr March 28, 2022
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