Forum Bornova: A nice place for shopping
This is a shopping center in Izmir city where you can find almost all famous brands for clothes (Zara, Polo, ...)
the most thing I like about this shopping center is that you can enjoy shopping there. Big shops, stone paved streets, coffee shops, resturants make you enjoy while being there.
we arrived there around 10:00 am in the morning, and we left there at 10:00 pm. I really liked it
What to buy: I think it is the best place to buy clothes both for men and women, although there are other things like electronic equipments.
Your description is so general that this shop may be any of the shops in Kemeralti, Ýzmir. Could you please send more details, for instance, the name of shop owner, the shop's name, etc. Why are you asking this shop? If you need anything youcan find another shops in Ýzmir.
This is only a question: Shopping - Istanbul or Izmir
I'd like to have a comparison between shopping in Izmir and Istanbul regarding price, quality and variety of goods, specially clothings.
It will help me to plan our (me and my wife) Turkey trip in such a way that can be in the shopping city after the other!
- Family Travel
Evil Eye Beads
The famous blue/yellow/white beads that protect people from evil eye are cheap enough for every friend you have back home!
In Greece and Turkey the evil eye jewelry is very common. Colourful beads, bracelets and necklaces. This popular symbol is common to see it on almost anything, from babies to walls! The evil eye is a folklore belief that the envy elicited by the good luck of fortunate people may result in their misfortune! They believe that some people can bestow a curse on victims by the malevolent gaze of their magical eye. The most common form, however, attributes the cause to envy, with the envious person casting the evil eye doing so unintentionally. Believe it or not it’s nice to buy one for souvenir. That’s what I did! :)
The famous turkish delight is Lokum. You will find lokums in many different sizes and tastes. Try as much as you can! What's more, it is a great gift too because there are many places where you buy it in a box. Lokum is made from sugar, water and starch. Simple but nice! Some cafes serve a lokum with the Turkish coffee.
SAZEM: nice gifts
A nice little shops with interesting souvenirs, not so cheap but very beautiful for decoration. It also has some typical souvenirs like magnets etc in case you just want something to bring back to a friend.
the big bazaar(Kemeralti)
In fact the big bazaar is not so big as the one in Istanbul but it is situated in an old building with many interesting shops for carpets with nice carvings, silver things (I found some great glasses), dried fruits, evil eyes (thousands of them!), antiques, leathers, gold accessories, handmade ceramics, and of course many souvenir shops.
What I liked most was that in many parts the locals were there to shop and not only tourists. Go also inside Kislaragasi Han, the covered old market of 1744 that hold many souvenir shops. Don’t forget to have a cafe or tea in the small traditional cafes next to bazaar.
Other shopping locations.
The main street in Karsiyaka, is not the only place for shopping in Izmir. There are more: Konak (Kemeralti), Alsancak, Guzelyali are the other important ones. There are many cloth and shoe stores. I'll try to put pictures of those places. Also there are a lot of malls in Izmir such as EGS Park in Karsiyaka, Agora, Ozdilek in Balcova. There are more...
What to buy: Anything you need...
Karsiyaka Carsi: Women, Men & Children clothes + Shoes
One of the most important shopping center in Izmir is around this street in Karsiyaka suburb. There are many small shops about men, women and child clothes, shoes, jewelery, food, drink etc. This street is always tooo busy...
What to pay: You can find all kinds of shops. Expensive and average....
Konak Pier: Shoping next to the Sea
This is also very special shoping center in Izmir.As far as I know one of the biggest and oldest.When I say oldest , that doesnt mean as a shoping center,it means this pleace used to be a fishing center or let say there was a big fish market once upon a time.But now,clothes,bookstores,cafes,restaurants and bars is in the ex fish market.....
It s really quality place.
You wont miss it.
What to buy: Whatever you can imagine
What to pay: Depence of the object.
- Luxury Travel
- Family Travel
KIZLARAGASI HAN: SHOPPING IN IZMIR
There are many shop sells antiques, old stuff, second hand etc.
Anatolian and Ottoman Antiques varying from chests made of mahogany, walnut and pine, old copper kitchen utensils, terracottas, wooden boxes, to unique embroderies made with gold or colored threads. Antique money, watch, comb cases and purses made of very fine work with silk thread which is achieved by doing crochet but by using a needle instead of a crochet hook plus other exquisite items.
What to buy: The busiest shopping area is the Kemeralti Streets, which still retain a 19th century atmosphere of pull-down shutters, thresholds of the doors, low ceilings and old briquettes. On both sides of Anafartalar Caddesi is the lively atmosphere of the street vendors, bronze workers and fishermen, and Fevzipasa Bulvari which is famous for its leather garments. In contrast to the traditional and busy old market, Alsacak has modern boutiques and Cankaya has a huge shopping centre much.
Kemeralti Bazaar: Bazaars in Izmir
Kemeralti Bazaar is a smart place with limitless shopping opportunities for here you will find almost anything you want, at the most appropriate prices.
What to buy: Jewellery, Carpets & Kilim, Optician & Sun Glasses, Leather, Clothing, Souvenir
What to pay: very cheap
- Family Travel
Jewels, jewels and more jewels
Lots of little shops near the harbor
What to buy: Jewelery (mostly gold and silver) can be bought from an large ammount of shops scattered on the narrow streets that go to the harbor. The variety of the jewelery is great, the vendors are very polite and know many languages. Don 't forget to haggle or you'll pay a much larger sum than they are prepared to accept.
- Arts and Culture
The bazaar is a great place to shop, and this is coming from someone who does not enjoy shopping! I love the sights and sounds, and the people are very interesting.
The thing that caught me by surprise was that just about every shopkeeper spoke fluent Greek. I would walk by minding my own business and someone would come out and start speaking Greek to me trying to persuade me to come into their store. At least for me, it made the language barrier thing much easier.
What to buy: I came home with some good deals on leather goods, water pipes, and jewelry.
What to pay: There is only 1 rule - Bargain as much as possible! You can get things at very good prices.
Traditional handmade ceramics
In all my trips to Izmir , i was always visited this shop with ceramics. It is in the closed Kislaragasi han. They are handmade and handpainted. Perfect choice for presents. I have whole collection of them!