Oasis Shopping Centre: 200 Stores in one place!!
For all your shopping needs pop to the Oasis shopping and cultural centre on the main Bodrum to Gumbet Road (at the crossroads). There are approximately 200 shops, cafes, restaurants and bars here - there is a marks and spencers and many other well known retailers who have jumped on the trendy Bodrum andwagon.
There is also a cinema. The downside to a complex like this is that it may take business away from the smaller and more traditional traders in the town centre however there are only so many boncuk trinkets you can see before you crave a little retail therapy!!
What to buy: There is limited haggling potential in this part of town as many of these franchises have bigger agendas and overheads to worry about.
shopping in the right place in Bodrum: where and what and how much.....
Every Tuesday there is a cloth market and every Friday, here is a market with fruit and vegetables near Otogar. Traders and farmers come to Bodrum to sell their products. From fresh bread to village yoghurt...
What to buy: This ranges from all kinds of fruits and vegetables to imitation Rolex watches and items of clothing.It is well worth a visit and you should try to bargain before buying anything.
What to pay: It is up to your bargain capacity:)
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Oasis Gold Shop: Gold Jewellery
This is quite a large shop that we were taken to for Gold and Silver Jewellery. There prices were very competitive and I overheard some of the English people saying that it was a lot cheaper than in England. What makes this shop nice is that if you go there on a regular basis i.e. once per annum, you have five years within which you can exchange your jewellery for something new at the same price or else pay in the difference.
Jeweller and Silversmith: Torquoise and Silver Jewelry
I am not a big shopper and this was a rare impulse buy. In the outside display case of a jewelry shop in Gumbet, I spotted some torquoise rings. The one I asked about only cost 10 euro, so I finally got brave enough to actually go INTO a shop. Ths owner of the shop, a silversmith and a very pleasant man, brought a ring from the back of the shop and it was just what I wanted. I also bought a torquoise necklace on a silver chain.
What to buy: Torquoise and silver were especially good value here and alterations could be carried out while you waited. The jewelry here is really beautiful, good quality and the nicest I'd seen.
What to pay: For the ring and pendant , I spent about EUR 55. This was extremely good value and about half of what I could expect to pay for these items at home.
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Take your pick!: Supermarkets in Bodrum
For anyone who is self catering in Bodrm you wil need access to cheap good quality foods, cleaning products and other necessary summer equipment such as sunscreen.
Bodrum has 4 major supermarkets and many smaller shops in the town. The best prices are to be found at the larger markets:
* Migros (0252 316 0983
* Kipa (owned by Tesco)
* Tansas (0252 313 49 20)
* Kos Tas (like B&Q)
* Metro (like Makro)
market: Bodrum market
We went to Bodrum market (Tuesday is market day). Not a fun experience - we got there by about 10:30 in the morning and the place was PACKED - difficult to move in many places...
The only people we saw were tourists - and the market is geared towards them. Prices in euros/pounds - did not find any bargains whatsoever. Would suggest an hour tops to suffice here...
What to buy: You can find better bargains along the main shopping street and around town
Handicrafts in Bodrum are very developed. The beads, leather clothes, cloth, silver jewelry, embroidery, decorations and many other items made in Bodrum are sold on the broad street between Ýskele Meydaný and Halikarnas Disco.Bodrum has bazaars open six days a week where everything, from needle to thread, from fruit to snacks, can be bought. These bazaars also sell scarves and curtains made of 100% hand-made Milas cloth and hand-painted batik clothing and other decorative items.
On the streets: Souvenirs
Bodrum is famous with his "sandal shoe makers" but after so many years this shoes becomes so expensive that the visitors of bodrum prefers to buy small souvenirs .
What to buy: small souvenirs especially the typical bodrum houses replicas.You can also buy fake famous brands shirts for nothing .Dont try to wash them ))))
What to pay: not more than 10 USD
Tulumba.com: A taste of Turkey at home!!
I have used a great website that sells all things Turkish and will ship pretty much anywhere. Tulumba.com is based in America but they have Turkish books, music, food, maps,clothing and jewellery available at very reasonable prices. They have a travel service.
There will be a shipping charge but the service is fast and efficient.
I have recently ordered some road maps from them and they arrived within a few days of my order and in good condition.
There is also a linked website that sells from within Turkey.
Milas Market and Carpets
Milas is another lovely town, 50 kms away from Bodrum. You can go by minibuses or "dolmus in Turkish". Milas carpets are famous. And I strongly recommend you to buy them if you are keen on that wonderful objects. There are many alternatives for shopping but do not forget to negotiate...
What to buy: OTHER MARKETS ARE:
Bodrum market-on Fridays-fresh vegetables(borulce and ocra is recommended) and fruits
Gumbet market-on Sundays-fresh vegetables and fruits-small but a lovely alternative
Milas vegetable market-on Saturdays and Sundays-real opportunity to see authentic goods and environment.
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Karada Marina: Shopping at the Marina
It s again a shpping center , I am going to talk about it...Which is since 7 years open , and all the quality trade marks are there.Bookstores,clothing shops,restaurants,cafes,supermarkets,shoe stores,all.
But first of all this is a marina and if you travell with your boat or sailing boat,actually best place to take a break...
375 boat capacity
4 space cam security...
What to buy: As you figure out,again everything you want there...
What to pay: Depence of the thing...
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A "shopping centre" with numerous shops with bags,clothes, food and souveniers. The shops are covered by an ivy trellis, so you can walk around and keep out of the sun whilst browsing.
What to buy: Lots of fake designer ware i.e bags and clothes. but it also has original goods as well. Turkish glassware, multi coloured glass made into vases and dishes. The evil eye and Turkish delight! Jewellery shop selling all kinds of designs in gold and silver.
What to pay: You dont have to spend a lot if you are prepared to haggle with the shop owners!...sometimes just walking away and saying you might be back later, will make them drop their price!!!
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SHOPPING: A STREET IN BODRUM/SHOPPING
Shopping is a delight in BODRUM! Leather goods of all kinds, natural sponges, and the local blue glass beads are among the bargains to be found among the friendly little shops around the narrow, whigt walled streets. Here, you will find woven rugs, carpets, leather sandals, and embroidery; also lovely an doriginal leisure cloths in sonft cotton.
Jewelry is a great pleasure in Bodrum.. ;-)
Ali Guven: Hand made bodrum shoes
First of all since 48 year is open and make hand made shoes , bodrum style and we call SANDALET.
There was a lot of famous people coming to give his size to Mr.Ali Guven , and he did their shoes.
Like Mick Jagger,Bette Middler and Sezen Aksu more & more...
What to buy: Sandalet
What to pay: Depence of you shoe size but dont forget it is hand made and it ie for your own food size.So can be little expencive
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Downtown shopping vs Oasis
Downtown shopping can be annoying because you get hassled by agressive salespeople. But at the same time, the customer service is impeccable. You have to bargain. Thats where you will get the best deals. OASIS is a shopping mall in Bodrum that is lovely, but it is normal to high prices. There is a movie theatre there as well.
What to buy: The best things are JEANS - all the top brands that might be fake, but the quality is so good, you'd never tell. For two sweet pairs of jeans (D&G and G-Star) the guy started asking 298 Lira. I ended up only paying 160, (I probably could have got it for 140, but it was to the point where I had asked them to hold them for me and I would be back). In general you can pay 30 euros for Diesel, G-star and Dolce and Gabana jeans...the latest models! Also, if PUMA shoes are your thing, you are in luck!
What to pay: Whatever you can bargain. At Oasis, it is a regular mall though and you will pay the sticker price.
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