Istanbul Sales, When Does It Start and Stop

Picture of sales sign in Istanbul, Turkey.

When is the best time to catch Istanbul sales? When do summer sales start in Istanbul? Will the sales season still be on when I'm in Istanbul? I often get these kinds of inquiries via the comments sections or through our contact form. And for all the right reasons. When it comes to shopping, Istanbul offers a good variety of world famous brands as well as high quality … [Read more...]

Where to Buy What Quality Souvenirs in Istanbul

Picture of souvenirs found in Selamlique.

Actually, the question is not only what souvenirs to buy in Istanbul, but how to make sure the gifts are original and of excellent quality! With Istanbul's vast history and different influences, you get easily overwhelmed while looking for a gift or a souvenir. Not in the least because you'll run into a low quality souvenir shop or stand on almost every street corner. In … [Read more...]

Top 9 Shopping Centers in Istanbul

Aerial view of Istinye Park in Istanbul.

Shopping centers can be considered as a very young concept in Turkey, since the history goes back only to the late 80s. However, once the malls appeared on the shopping scene, the Turks embraced them. Almost every neighborhood has at least one. Following you can find some of the biggest and fanciest shopping centers in Istanbul. They are mostly close to the Taksim area, thus … [Read more...]

Do You Know These Istanbul Shopping Secrets?

Picture of Midnight Express Store in Istanbul

Are you one of those who are sick of visiting the same international brand stores in every city? I am sure ¬†finding a local designer store hidden somewhere in the city would charm right away. Well, you cannot imagine how many requests we get from visitors asking¬†"Where do you shop?" or "Can you please name a few local designers in Istanbul?" So I came up with this post to share … [Read more...]