Shopping is a true experience in Istanbul! The metropolis is a shopping paradise and offers something for every taste and budget.
In addition to exclusive fashion and wonderful souvenirs, the city excites with handmade carpets, precious antiques, exotic spices, exceptional jewelry, glorious fabrics and the finest delicacies.
From ancient historical bazaars to high-end luxury boutiques and shopping malls, Istanbul offers countless shopping opportunities. Istanbul’s posh Nişantaşı neighborhood and the world-famous avenue Istiklal Caddesi are ideal for a shopping spree. The world’s biggest brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Cartier are found here as well as little and original boutiques. Alternatively, you can stroll along the 14 km long Bağdat Caddesi, one of the most popular shopping sites on the Asian side of Istanbul.
Sultanahmet, the historic heart of the city, not only houses important historical sites, but also numerous carpet shops, as well as the Arasta Bazaar and the legendary Grand Bazaar – the oldest and largest bazaar in the city – that attract visitors with a great variety of goods and handicrafts.
The historic Spice Bazaar in Eminönü, which is known for its spices, is just as interesting. A perfect destination for hunting treasures lies in Istanbul’s Çukurcuma neighborhood, as there are countless antique shops.
Those who prefer to take a closer look at the huge range of goods in the numerous shopping malls (AVM) will find what they are looking for in Istinye Park, Kanyon, Cevahir or Zorlu Center.