Established in 1996 by Seref Ozen and Mustafa Gokhan Demir, cocoon has grown to become a renowned Turkish brand with the slogan "Seeing comes before words." ...more »
Galleria was one of the first modern shopping malls to come to Turkey. This large mall is located in Istanbul's Atakoy neighbourhood. ...more »
This tiny store in the Grand Bazaar houses many treasures just waiting to be discovered. L'orient owner Murat Bilir offers a wealth of knowledge about the 'cultural objects' on display. ...more »
Cevahir Shopping Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. It was opened in October 2005 in Istanbul’s Sisli district. ...more »
Soaring to a height of 261 metres, Istanbul's Sapphire building is the tallest of its kind in Turkey. It incorporates a bazaar-style shopping space, vertical gardens, recreational areas and more. ...more »
Historia Shopping Mall is located in Istanbul's Fatih district, within easy reach of Sultanahmet. The Mall is spread over 6 floors with 76 stores and restaurants. ...more »
Situated inside a lovingly restored Ottoman house just steps away from the Bosphorus in Ortakoy, Hazal Kilim features an extensive selection of old and antique carpets and kilims. ...more »
Forum Istanbul, located in Istanbul's Bayrampasa district, is both Turkey’s and Europe’s biggest shopping center. ...more »
Opened in March 2011, Marmara Forum Shopping Mall is an extensive shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of Istanbul's Bakirkoy district. ...more »
City's Nisantasi brands itself as a 'Lifestyle Centre.' This exclusive city mall encompasses a wide range of local and international branded stores, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and parking space ...more »
Istanbul is renowned for its wide variety of shopping options. From ancient bazaars to backstreet markets, to alternative designer boutiques, to state-of-the-art shopping malls, retail therapy has never been so quaint or stylish.
If it’s the world famous Turkish carpets you’re after, you won’t have to look far in Istanbul, especially in the centre of Sultanahmet. There is also a beautiful selection of hand painted ceramics, antiques, gold and silver jewellery, books, leather ware and traditional arts and crafts on offer to keep even the most discerning shopper happy.
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life" - Jack Kerouac