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Best Shopping in Istanbul For Shopaholics

How about treating yourself on a shopping trip in Istanbul? We have chosen the most beautiful bazaars as well as the best malls in Istanbul for you for shopping center Istanbul options, some with a modern look, others with a more bohemian style. The products available vary according to the concept but you can find everything from expensive jewellery to shabby T-shirts at the bazaars and cheap shopping places in Istanbul. You can have fun shopping with your children or let them enjoy some of the workshops on offer.

Tip: If you’re interested in visiting the locations mentioned in this post, keep in mind that they are spread out across Istanbul. To save time and see more, renting a car may be a good option. You can access rental options on this link later on by keeping it open in a new tab.

1. Stores You Should Definitely Visit

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Shopping in Istanbul is fun. There are plenty of Istanbul malls to have a snack and you can get some unique gifts for yourself or for loved ones. Products sold vary depending on the location of the store as it’s well known which areas customers frequent for different types of goods. There are streets full of famous boutiques, shopping centers or you can buy local products from authentic bazaars.

Looking for a present for yourself or a loved one?

Boyner

It is never too late to spoil yourself or your loved ones with one-of-a-kind gifts. Shopping for a present can thus be a highly satisfying activity. While there are numerous options and campaigns available, it would be beneficial to be informed about the ones that best suit your objectives. Boyner is an excellent choice for assembling a variety of gifts that will add to the excitement of gift-giving, with options to suit every taste.

Boyner offers a diverse selection of brands, including products made with natural ingredients, moisturizers, and masks for those who never skip a skincare ritual. It also has a wide selection of elegant, colourful, and sparkly earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and wristwatches for those who enjoy wearing accessories.

As well as being a prominent clothing store Boyner offers the broadest selection of goods to suit your tastes, from sportswear to outdoor equipment, cosmetics to trinkets, and stylish clothing to accessories. You can browse their online store or visit the mall websites to discover the closest store.

 

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Vakko

Vakko is a luxury fashion and lifestyle brand that is known for its commitment to showcasing the best of Turkish design. The brand features designs from some of Turkiye’s most respected and accomplished designers.

Vakko’s collections are characterized by their use of high-quality materials, intricate craftsmanship, and a focus on timeless, classic styles. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece or a timeless wardrobe staple, Vakko is a great destination for those looking to discover the best of Turkish fashion.

Beymen

Beymen is a luxury department store that is known for its wide selection of Turkish designer clothing and accessories. The store features designs from famous designers of Turkiye.

Beymen’s collections are characterized by their use of high-quality materials, intricate craftsmanship, and a focus on timeless, classic styles. Beymen offers a wide range of styles and designs, from classic, elegant pieces to more modern and avant-garde designs, making it a great destination for those looking to discover the best of Turkish fashion.

The store also features an in-house designer collection that is exclusively available in Beymen, adding more variety and exclusivity to the shopping experience.

2. Streets and Traditional Locations

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In Istanbul, you can buy something on almost every street. But the best and most famous streets are Bağdat Avenue on the Asian side and Nişantaşı and Rumeli Street on the European side. These are also the streets that people come to just to walk and soak up the Istanbul atmosphere. However, even if you do just come for a walk, you can’t help shopping!

Baghdad Street

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One of the longest streets in Istanbul, located on the Asian side, at about 9 kilometers. There is at least one shop of each of the most famous brands in the world. The people of Istanbul usually call Baghdad Street simply “Street”. The most fun part of this Istanbul shopping street is between Suadiye and Şaşkınbakkal.

Tip: Baghdad Street is a cool district where locals hang out on the Anatolian side of Istanbul and it is very easy to reach by public transport (Marmaray). You might consider staying in this area. To see accommodation options, click here. This link opens in a new tab, so you can continue reading the article.

It is also a pleasure just to window shop and enjoy a peaceful walk down the street. After shopping, relax and have a nice coffee in one of the many new generation coffee houses in the region. There are also cafes where you can try different flavours of tea and Turkish coffee in Istanbul. There are also many choices for food.

If you are tired of shopping, the beach is just a short walk away so you can recover from your day by relaxing next to the sea. Also, Vakko, Beymen and Boyner shops are here that you will enjoy seeing them both outside and inside!

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Nisantasi

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A street packed with luxurious shops, art galleries in Istanbul, as well as restaurants. One of the pleasures of a visit to Nişantaşı is the luxury shops. Each shop window is stylish and elegant with intricate detail. Nişantaşı is known as a region where you can get lots done in one day. Unlike Baghdad Street, Nisantasi is lively and crowded.

After Nisantasi shopping in luxury shops such as bridal stores clothing shops for nightlife, famous Turkish designers’ stores, and world-wide known stores such as Rolex, IWC and Omega, you can also visit art galleries, sample delicious cuisine from the restaurants and visit nightclub in the evening. You’re guaranteed to spend quality time in Nişantaşı.

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Grand Bazaar

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Tip: Thinking of spending more than a day in Istanbul? Be warned that the city’s traffic can be a major obstacle to your itinerary. To avoid wasting time on the road, consider staying close to the city center, museums, and other must-see sights like Grand Bazaar. Our top pick for accommodations is the Grand Bazaar area, which is conveniently located and offers a plethora of hotel options. Follow this link to view the hotels in the area, and don’t forget to read on for more tips on how to make the most of your trip!

One of the oldest and most famous bazaars in Istanbul and even the world. There are approximately 4,000 shops in the Grand Bazaar. The total number of employees is approximately 25,000. Grand Bazaar Istanbul is so crowded during the day that it is said that there are close to half a million people during peak periods. It is one of the liveliest tourist attractions on the planet and hosts nearly 100 million tourists a year. It’s like a giant maze. At the Grand Bazaar, you can buy antiques, jewelry, clothes, and souvenirs, as well as spices.

There are also many traditional shops, mainly around the Old City. You’ll find everything you could want at the Istanbul bazaar! Anything and everything is available to buy here. And you haven’t even experienced the Grand Bazaar yet.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
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Spice Bazaar

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The Spice Bazaar, which is smaller than the Grand Bazaar, is full of spice shops. Here you can see and buy spices you have probably never seen or heard of before. The bazaar has been trading since 1664 and also sells gold and silver, souvenirs and authentic clothes. Don’t forget to buy the herbal teas on sale here. Each has its own separate story.

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Open Hours: 08:00 – 19:00
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Arasta Bazaar

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Arasta Bazaar, Istanbul has more than 70 shops and is waiting to greet shoppers from all over the world. In the Arasta Bazaar, there are shops selling goods such as carpets, rugs, and tiles. Excavations were conducted in this area and mosaics belonging to the Great Byzantine Palace were found. These mosaics are now exhibited in the museum in the Arasta Bazaar behind the Blue Mosque – one of the landmarks in Istanbul.

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Taksim and Shopping Pleasure

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Taksim is a region with big shopping malls and lots of bargains. We are writing this, especially for Istiklal Street. Terkos Passage is the first place that comes to mind when you think of cheap shopping in Istanbul Taksim. You can buy clothes to suit every taste at very low prices. You can also get cheap goods at Beyoğlu Business Center.
What’s more, there are many famous brand stores on Istiklal Street. In addition to shopping, there are galleries and exhibitions. Galatasaray, Tünel and Pera have a different meaning for Taksim lovers. If you want to stay near Taksim or Galata, Manesol Boutique Galata is the perfect place to stay. If you want to experience culture, art and entertainment as well as shopping, Sanat Hotel Pera Boutique is the place for you.

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3. Where else can we shop for bargains?

Speaking of Taksim, here are some other low-cost shopping places in Istanbul.

Besiktas

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Besiktas Bazaar contains passages where you can find many products. Sinanpaşa Passage, which is located at the entrance of the bazaar, is just one of many. In this passage, you can easily find products of various brands at affordable prices. First and second-hand products are on sale in the passage. You can check out the blog about free things in Istanbul.

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Laleli

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Laleli is a district with a high population of Russian and Iranian people. There are more than 7,000 shops of various sizes in this region. There are shops selling accessories, clothing and electronics, as well as historical buildings. The stores here usually sell wholesale goods but you can also find retail stores of the same brands.

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Fatih District

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Fatih is full of stores selling clothes suitable for people who have adopted Muslim clothing. In addition to hijab clothing, you’ll find evening dresses here. You will not believe your eyes when you go to the neighborhood market, open every Friday in Fındıkzade.

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Merter

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Merter, which is quite far from the center of Istanbul, is a huge neighborhood with wholesale and retail sales. You can easily find textile products here. Merter is the place to go for fabrics and other related products. The fabrics sold here are sewn in workshops and sold in the bazaars of Eminönü. Check out our blog about 7 days in Istanbul! If you have 3 days in Istanbul, then we have suggestions for you too!

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4. Shopping malls

Istanbul is a shopper’s paradise according to its Istanbul mall options, with an abundance of shopping malls and clothes boutiques. Istanbul has something for everyone, whether you’re seeking for high-end luxury goods or more economical selections. Here, we’ll look at some of the best malls in Istanbul, as well as some of the best clothes stores.

There are shopping malls all over Istanbul which are ideal for those who don’t like shopping on the street or who want to shop in cold weather. Shopping centers also organize many activities for families and children to enjoy themselves. Families can leave their children to play in a safe environment while shopping.

The most popular shopping malls are:

VIALAND

 

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Formerly known as Isfanbul, the theme is a park and shopping center concept. While having fun in the theme park, you can shop at outlet stores. This is a central attraction with the largest park and entertainment center in Istanbul along with a show center and zoo.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 Mondays – Fridays, 10:00 – 19:00 Saturdays & Sundays, closed on Tuesdays
Website: vialand.com
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Forum Mall Istanbul

A favorite with shopaholics since it opened. From Koctas to IKEA and Turkiye’s largest supermarket chain structure. It also has big stores such as Decathlon, Adidas, Nike, H&M, Zara and many more. It is also home to the Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, the largest shark family in Europe. Turkiye’s first Legoland Discovery Center was acquired in 2015.

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Open Hours:10:00 – 22:00
Website: forumistanbul.com.tr
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Emaar Square Mall

Located on the Anatolian side, Emaar is the largest shopping center in the region with some of the best stores in Istanbul. There is also a large aquarium in this shopping center and it boasts the first 4DX multi-storey cinema on the Anatolian Side which side has the best viewpoints Istanbul. It offers 3 different social concepts for children and adults.

Emaar Square Mall also offers a wide and tasteful selection of restaurants where you can dine in. For entertainment, you can visit the Artbox and the Emaar Skyview Viewing Terrace for a wonderful time there. Emaar Square Mall offers an elevated shopping experience with the brands that they contain, and if you wish to shop for the latest fashion, you will surely love browsing the shops there.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Website: emaarsquaremall.com
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Viaport Asia

 

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Viaport Asia, which is one of the best open-air shopping centers on the Anatolian side, has hosted visitors for many years and continues to entertain. There is also an amusement park in the open area of ​​the shopping center in Kurtköy. Via port Asia is preferred because it is close to Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

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Open Hours:10:00 – 22:00
Website: viaport.com.tr
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Kanyon Shopping Center

 

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One of the oldest shopping malls in Istanbul. Shopping in Kanyon is another culture. You can see Turkiye’s famous faces here. There are 160 stores and 9 movie theaters in the 4-storey shopping mall. During the year, many open-air festivals are held in Kanyon. For detailed information click.

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Open Hours:10:00 – 22:00
Website: kanyon.com.tr
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City’s Nisantasi

City’s Shopping Center offers the best of Nişantaşı’s street shopping in a shopping center. Here you can shop comfortably away from the crowds of the street. The top floor of the city’s mall is called the neighborhood. Here you can taste all kinds of flavors. Located in one of the most elegant neighborhoods of the city, City’s mall is your best choice for luxury shopping.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Website: citysnisantasi.com
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Zorlu Center

 

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Zorlu Center (@zorlucenter)’in paylaştığı bir gönderi

Zorlu, one of the most beautiful shopping centers in Istanbul, offers art and shopping intertwined. One of the most interesting stores here is Apple. Apple’s first store in Turkiye was opened in Zorlu shopping mall keeping the concept of the original iconic cube store concept in New York. Also; Bvlgari, Tiffany&Co., Balmain, Brooks Brothers, Costa, Pomellato, Stella McCartney and Superdry opened their own stores for the first time in Turkiye’s Zorlu Center. Dolce&Gabbana; Elie Saab; Valentino; 3,000 m² with the largest H&M in Turkiye, Oscar Mayer, Zara, Beymen Club, GAP, Pinko, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Network, Silk, Abdullah Kiğılı, Mango, Yargici also took place in the Zorlu Center.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Website: zorlucenter.com.tr
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IstinyePark

 

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The concept of neighborhood stands out in İstinyepark. This is a shopping mall full of restaurants and shops such as Cacharel, Burberry Kids, MiuMiu, Divarese, Gilan, Armani, Cartier, Celine, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, E.Zegna, Fendi, Etro, Gilan, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Prada, Rolex, Vakko If you want to visit famous brands, you should come to İstinyepark. İstinyepark offers more than just shopping and boasts 3500 square meters of sports and life center run by Hillside City Club.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Website: istinyepark.com
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The Cevahir Mall is another excellent shopping center in Istanbul. This mall is well-known for its diverse selection of clothes stores, which includes some of the most well-known worldwide brands. You’ll find everything here, from designer apparel to more budget selections. Cevahir Mall also has a number of department stores that sell everything from cosmetics and jewelry to home products and appliances.

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5. Outlets

Shopping on discounts, outlet malls and stores in Istanbul with crazy discounts on brands and cheap shopping in Istanbul options are here in the outlets! Get ready for a life-long shopping experience all year long.

In addition to regular shopping centers, there are also outlet shopping malls. Istanbul Optimum Outlet in Ataşehir, 212 Istanbul Power Outlet in Bağcılar are some of the shopping malls. Some of the brands with their own outlet stores are as follows

Istanbul 212 outlet

 

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You can find outlet sales of brands such as Adidas, Network, Hummel, Deichmann, and Benetton. Adidas Outlet Istanbul is also available in other markets, but it is easier to find it in Istanbul 212 alongside Nike Outlet Istanbul and other brands.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Website: 212outlet.com
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Optimum Outlet

Optimum Outlet, Beymen, Cacharel Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Yargici, Zen Diamond Optimum Outlet await you with outlet deals all year round.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Website: optimumoutlet.com
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Shopping in the fascinating atmosphere of Istanbul is completely different. You can find the most enjoyable places to shop and make shopping in Istanbul a wonderful experience.

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