Oh my god! Turkey is a popular place in Scandinavia, probably because it is cheap in Turkey. You can buy stuff that you actually buy at home, but difference is the price. Of course there are just copies, but who will know that when you wear the clothes at home?
You have got to bargain! I recommend at least 30 - 50 %. If you don't like the price, just go a way slowly and they will scream "I make ... whatever the price you wanted".
What to buy: Clothes, jewels, watches & lether.
What to pay: You should not pay more than €10 for 5 t-shirts, not more than €10 for 10 boxershorts (I got 16 for 10 euros).
A huge market located in the centre of town, very hot, but an amazing array of colours sounds and smells as you mingle with the locals and tourists.
What to buy: Apple Tea - Amazing!
"Genuine" Designer fakes !!!
What to pay: Haggle like crazy! Half what you have been offered the item for - even less sometimes!
One thing you will find in Turkey is lots of jewelry shops, turkey has some of the best jewelry in the world and there skill at making it is amazing, you can go on an organised tour of a jewlery factory where you can see the jewelry being made by hand, well wort h a visit
Clothing is no problem in Alanya selling genuine fakes by the bucket load, all the top brands are here
What to buy: I bought a Chelsea football shirt from here for the equivelent of 10 english pounds and it was no different from the real thing
This is not just about one shop but about the market. I just love to go to the Turkish markets. I think it is fun, they have a lof on sale, it's nice to walk around and look at all the stuff. And ofcourse buy a lot. It is not expensive in Turkey so I usually spend too much money there.
And part of the game is that you have to bargain there. I am not all good at that but my husband is, so that's his job.
What to buy: I bought some gold there, a bag, shirts, apple tea, Turkish delight (I just love that), but there is lots and lots more.
Unfortunately so many trips that haven't saved all receipts (who could); cannot remember. A normal, narrow, not very big shop. Reliable. No pirates.
We especially asked the staff for Tarkan's music and he knew immediately what to recommend and we haven't regretted.
What to buy: Turkish music: Tarkan's Turkish pop music (was top famous in Turkey and perhaps elsewhere too at least still in 2004). He has new recordings and is touring this year around Europe, but check also the older recordings; they were beach hits and played in Turkish holiday resort restaurants and they were nicely rhytmic. Look for at least a record named "The Ultimate Collection" (2003), that was perhaps the most popular.
Also buy bellydancing music (available also in DVD with dancing), traditional older Turkish music. A good idea to organize a theme dinner for your friends "Turkish night", put on something Turkish, if nothing else then a hat of some sort. They sell also belly dancer's clothes (what clothes...).
Cook something Turkish and put the Turkish music on...perhaps you dare to buy a (smaller than in the restaurants) waterpipe too.
What to pay: Difficult to say, like everyone knows these things depend on the budget, on what people buy (we are so different everyone). ¨
Not an expensive country (unless you want to buy fashion stuff like anywhere else). Please note that some salesmen, even shops, sell pirate clothes even if they claim else.
I loved Turkish market place! It was full of pretty colours and smells. I bought a lot of spices and teas. Turkish apple tea is so-ooo different to others! So delicious! Just check the days, when the market place is open!
What to buy: TEA!!!
Alanyas biggest shopping center with a lot of shops. At the top floor there is a food court and a playland for the kids.
A good shop with good quality toys. The shop is located in Alanyum mall. See my tip of Alanyum mall.
What to buy: Toys
What to buy: Gift shops like these are everywhere in Alanya so its not hard choosing a gift to take back with you