Istanbul Ili Shopping

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Istanbul Ili Shopping

  • grand bazaar

    Istanbul Shopping

    The Grand Bazaar is on everyone's list of places to visit, in some ways it is overwhelming as it seems to go on forever and you're never really sure if you are ever going to find an exit and when you do find an exit you have no idea which side of it you are on. The Grand Bazaar is primarily, or perhaps or even solely, for the tourists. The booths...

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  • spices

    Istanbul Shopping

    The Egyptian Bazaar is where tourists head to buy spices and dried fruits. If your are unable to go to the Asian side, then this is where you could buy your dry fruits and spices. However go to a few shops, taste and then buy. Our guide took us to the first shop on the right side and many in our group bought there, however, when we went to a few...

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  • carpets

    Istanbul Shopping

    Ottomania is an established and large retailer of Turkish carpets in Istanbul. They have thousands of carpets from all over Turkey including new and antique. I spent literally hours with one of the owners, Ziya Demir, as he educated me about the range of carpets available and the different qualities. I visited the store a number of times and was...

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  • ceramics

    Istanbul Shopping

    İznik pottery, named after the town in western Anatolia where it was made, is a decorated ceramic that was produced from the last quarter of the 15th century until the end of the 17th century. The town of Iznik was an established centre for the production of simple earthenware pottery with an underglaze decoration when in the last quarter of...

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  • jewellery

    Istanbul Shopping

    The shop is a on the second floor of a building off Abdi Ipekci Caddesi in Nisantasi. Once you step into the the place, it's unmistakably a calm space/gallery showcasing wonderul works of art that are the original jewellery creations of Zeynep. It is mainly white with some natural light coming from the gallery of windows on the street side. She...

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  • Spice, colors and smell at the Egyptian...

    The Spice Bazaar, popularly known as Egyptian Bazaar (Misr Carsisi) owing to the fact that the market was built out of the taxes collected from Cairo during the Ottoman empire.Previously called Valide Bazaar or New Bazaar, the spice bazaar is the second covered shopping complex in the city after the Grand Bazaar.The bazaar is a part of the Yeni...

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  • A local market experience.

    Tourists who'd like to have a more authentic local market experience must walk along the Uzuncarsi Street of Tahtakale neighborhood. Most shoppers here are locals though you'll find the occasional brave tourists getting lost amidst its busy activities and traffic. But if you don't like the rush, then be contented with the more tourist-oriented...

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  • Olive oil Soaps, Shampoo, bath stuff

    There's this small shop below the Laleli Mosque beside the tombs of Sultan Mustafa III and Sultan Selim III that sells nice olive oils, olive oil soaps, shampoos, bath and other stuff made of olive oil. Quality products and cheap. soap, shampoo, bath, etc. From 2 up.

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  • Big Mall with an oceanarium

    Another huge mall a bit out of the central touristic part of Istanbul but very accessible by public transport. Two trains, take the tramvay from Sultanahmet or any station along this line and get off at Yusufpasha Tram Station and connect with the Metro train at Aksaray and get off at Kartaltepe-Kocatepe metro station, the station right before the...

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  • Huge Mall in the city's tallest building...

    35,000sqm total area for shopping mall alone, the Sapphire is one of the huge malls in Istanbul. Sapphire is situated in the busioness district of Levent. The building itself is more than 261 meters tall with the observation deck on the 54th floor with the best 360 degrees of the whole city (entry at TL15).The mall part is on the lower floors and...

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  • Soaps, scents, scrubs, kese, bath &...

    Abdulla is a soap shop, all kinds of aromatic soaps in blocks from Olives to Basil, various kinds and sizes of scrubs made out of goat hair and cloths. Envigorating smell when you get inside the shop.Soaps are not expensive at all, costs from TL3 up.Located inside the Grand Bazaar beside some cafe and restaurants. soaps, scents, scrubs, etc. TL2...

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  • Some more stuff to buy at the Kapali...

    ...and more shopping at the Grand Bazaar.The trouble is, even if we're not planning to buy anything inside the bazaar - I would bet it would also happen to you once you're in - we were enticed (not by the salesmen, but by ourselves) to buy something.Like we bought some pouffs (leather thing that you put some cloth stuff to make it like a seat), it...

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  • Stuff to buy at the Kapali Carsi

    The Grand Bazaar has lots of merchandise in it's more than a thousand of shops.Took some pictures so you'll have an idea on what you expect to see and probably buy inside the bazaar.Just don't forget to haggle, it's a form of art, and well expected. Just haggle, start with half the given price, then work your way to 60-70% the most.

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  • Backpacker shopping

    I've never noticed this before in my previous trips to Istanbul, only this year (2010) when we accidentally stumble on it.There are several discount shops, more of like factory overruns, or budget clothing stores along Istiklal Caddesi in Beyoglu. If you're coming from Taksim square walk until you reach almost the end before reaching the tunnel, or...

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  • High-end shopping

    Kanyon is a multi-purpose complex, metro stop is Levent.We were staying in Taksim area so we have to take the metro train from the main square, get down at Levent (not Levent 4, where we've mistakenly got down, the station next to Levent).There are two shopping malls here, Kanyon and Metro City which are beside each other. We first went to Kanyon....

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  • Haggling @ Grand Bazaar

    The grand bazaar is a maze of shops selling all kinds of stuff from antiques, semi antiques, look-like antiques, lamps, carpets, kilims, jewelries, clothes, handicrafts, local crafts, in fact you'll find a lot of stuff and souvenir items in it's 4,000++ shops. There are also restaurants and nice cafes inside and outside.Now, the bargaining....

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  • Silver jewelries

    On the ground floor where you pay for the entrance fee, check out the silver jewelry pieces with Turquoise, Amber, etc. You will find nicely designed pieces at prices the airport shops will be ashamed of. I compare the prices and design in other shops and I regret that I only got one piece. Souvenir items but pay attention to the silver...

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  • Cevahir Mall

    It is a modern shopping and entertainment centre. Cevahir Mall is the largest shopping centre in Europe, and the sixth largest in the world. The mall has more than 300 shops.The mall also has cinema centers, entertainment center, many high quality restaurants. There are some annual events conducted at the mall. Opening Hours: 10:00 am TO 10.00...

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  • Beyoglu Chocolate

    Ofcourse chocolate!!! :)) If you re very keen on chocolate like me, you should try "Beyoglu Cikolatasi". Chocolate bars are covered by gray cellophane paper. There are many types of them, with almond, peanuts, hazelnuts, milk etc... I always buy many bars of them when I go to Istanbul & Istiklal Street :))

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  • Costs in Istanbul

    Hi,1-can of coke - 0.7 $2-can of tuna - 2 $3-usual internal public bus ticket for a distance like 15 km - 0.8 $4- usual train ticket for a distance like 150 km - 6 $5- kfc dinner box meal for one person - 6 $6- mobile phone call (a minute) in mobile shop - 0.2 $7-a nice pair of pants - 50 $8- a sim card to use for calling overseas - 20 $9- internet...

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  • Grand Bazzar

    There are over 5000 shops in Grand Bazzar. Just spend your time walking around and having fun!! Lamps, hookah, leather, jewellery and carpet

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  • Societic Shopping Mall "Akmerkez"

    SPECIAL NOTE:Inquire about our free Bus Shuttle Service available from all the distinquished hotels of Istanbul. Please ask your reception desk for detailed information and, don't forget just say Akmerkez to any taxi driver.Akmerkez is an shopping mall located in the Etiler quarter of Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned on December 18, 1993The...

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  • Canyon in istanbul :)

    Kanyon is a multi-purpose complex in the Levent financial district of Istanbul, Turkey, which consists of a shopping mall, a 30-floor office tower (26 floors of which rise above Büyükdere Avenue level) and a 22-floor residential block. It unites 179 residential apartments, an office tower and a 160 store retail space (covering an area of 37,500 m²)...

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  • Branded Stuff

    No particular shop. But if you walk along the street of Istiklal Cadessi, you'll find various shops, boutiques and malls selling all stuff, from shoes to clothes to head gears. Besides, juz walking along this street is already an experience by itself. Shoes, clothes, food items..etc...

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  • like a Canyon

    special architecture and good restaurants in it woman-men clothes ( plenty of brands)bookhome accesorize a bit expensive

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  • All Your Clothing Needs

    This is one of the city's most well-known streets. It is analagous to Rome's Via Condotti or Paris' Champs Elyesee, in that it houses all of the high-end fashion. While expensive for Istanbul standards, it doesn't even come close to the other two. If you didn't know about Istanbul's style and find out that you want to look stylish in the clubs,...

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  • Istanbul's first modern shopping mall

    Opened in 1988 in Atakoy, Galleria was Istanbul's first modern shopping mall. The complex houses 127 retail outlets, including Printemps, the French department store, and Vakko and Beymen, the upmarket Turkish stores. Besides just shops, the complex also features an entire floor of fast food restaurants and cafeterias, the Fame City leisure and...

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  • The Grand Bazaar

    The historic city of Istanbul forms a unified whole with the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Nowhere else can one find the wonders of nature, human artifacts, the testimony of the past and the bustle of everyday life in such close relationship. For those who will remain briefly in the city, there are day tours including the important historical...

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  • one of big shopping centres

    In 1995, Akmerkez was selected as "The Best Shopping Center in Europe" by the International Council of Shopping Centers, ICSC. In the competition organized by this same council, Akmerkez received the " Best Shopping Center In The World" award in 1996. It also received the highest accolade given by the ICSC the International Design and Development...

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  • Get lost in time, history and .........

    Antiques, arts, carpets, decors, clothings, shoes, turkish famous evil eye, souvernirs, .... they got everything at the Grand Bazaar. Go there for shopping, well, I went there not for the shopping part, but mainly to see the grandest bazaar in the world, though I picked up some stuff... can't help it. It's fascinating inside with it's numerous...

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  • Time Travel

    This place is the famous bazaar standing from the ottoman times.You can buy antiques,wonderful Turkish carpets,delicious Turkish delight and more....

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