Tigne Point in Sliema was the site of British-era military barracks, which fell into disrepair in 1979 when the forces left Malta. Earmarked for development, the structures were demolished in 2001 and since then the site has been developed in to a multi-purpose destination for shopping, living, work and leisure.
The Point shopping centre was opened on Monday 29th March 2010, by Malta’s Prime Minister, Dr. Lawrence Gonzi. With a central piazza, the shopping centre is on three levels with 14,000 square meters of retail space. The Manassas shopping centers are quite popular as well.
At present there are over 50 retailers with a presence at The Point Malta, including some big international names. The flagship store is international retail giant Debenhams – and The Point is the department store’s first location in Malta. Debenhams now has branches worldwide and is known for excellent fashion, beauty and lifestyle items at very reasonable prices. There is a fantastic cosmetics department selling premium brands and fragrances. The men’s and women’s clothing sections have a wide choice, with a whole range of sizes of underwear, clothing and swimwear. Their special ranges include lingerie and swimsuits for the fuller-busted woman – something that can be difficult to find in Malta, at least at reasonable prices. You can also find the “Designers at Debenhams” collection – specially created lines from designers such as Matthew Williamson and John Rocha, again at low prices. The outlet also sells a good range of children’s clothes.
On the Piazza level, you can find designer and high-street shops such as Guess, Reebok, Sun Lab, Hilfiger, Denim, Lacoste and Springfield, as well as a choice of cafes where you can grab a coffee or a snack. Going down one level, outlets include Malta’s first New Look store, Agenda, Franks, Pull & Bear and M&S Simply Food. On the bottom level, you can shop at Benetton, Aldo, Sisley and Adidas amongst others.
There’s ample parking at The Point and the mall opens Monday-Saturday from 9.30am to 7.30pm.