Shopping in Istanbul - What to Buy?


Istanbul can be considered as Turkey's capital of culture and fashion. There are wide range of huge & modern shopping centers, designer shops, traditional shops, weekly street markets and more... Istanbul has everything for every budget and style. From popular outdoor markets, bazaars, carpet & kilim workshops, copper working shops, antique and handicraft shops, to designer establishments, modern department stores and very big shopping centers; shopping is one of the best things to do in Istanbul.

Almost all districts have their own local street markets where you may find fresh vegetables, clothing and more...

The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) is without a doubt is the most popular tourist spot for shopping in Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar is a shopping adventure that you won’t want to miss. A series of covered streets feature over 4,000 merchants all selling their products and wares. You can find anything here from boots and slippers to gold and silver jewellery. Than comes the nearby the Egyptian Market (Misir Carsisi) where you may find numerous species of spices.

World famous Turkish carpets and kilims are matchless with regarding the quality and beauty. Travelers may enjoy choosing and buying variety of carpet woven with various styles from all regions of Turkey.

Turkish leather and textile is also world famous.

Istanbul shops & markets for you ...