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Shopping in Istanbul

Haggle for carpets at the centuries-old Grand Bazaar in Beyazit, and spices at Eminönü's Egyptian Market. Nisantasi is filled with boutiques, while Taksim's famous shopping street, Istiklal Cadessi, is the place for high-street fashion. Tunel shops sell traditional musical instruments and Cukurcuma antique furnishings. Shiny shopping malls have international stores such as Harvey Nichols in Levent. Most stores are open daily, and those around Istiklal Cadessi till around 9pm.

Bahar Korcan, Istanbul. Courtesy of Emma Levine

Shops

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  1. 1. Chris Kami - Shops

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    In a tiny Beyoglu backstreet, Chris Kami's store is filled with his handmade jewellery. His creations are made by twisting thick metal wires into exciting designs around polished stones; the results are unusual and inexpensive rings, bracelets and pendants.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm

    Address

    116/1A, Tarihi Hazzo Pulo Pasaji (Danışman Geçidi), Beyoglu, Istanbul

    Telephone

    +90 (0) 212 292 6819

    Transport

    Bus to Taksim

  2. 2. Harvey Nichols - Shops

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    Opened in 2006, Harvey Nichols in the Kanyon shopping mall in Levent represents Istanbul's new affluence. After splashing out on designs by Christian Lacroix, Stella McCartney and Hugo Boss, or bags by Kate Spade, rest your credit card at their bistro, Gilt.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 10am-10pm

    Address

    Kanyon, 185 Buyukdere Caddesi, Levent, Istanbul 34394

    Telephone

    +90 (0) 212 319 1155

    Transport

    Levent metro

    Website

    Harvey Nichols Website

  3. 3. Beta Shoes - Shops

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    Beta Shoes has grown from a small company to one of Turkey's biggest shoe-store chains. Shoes and boots are chunky and comfortable, with bright colours, flower motifs or thick wedge heels. Men's styles are more conventional, thankfully.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 10am-10pm

    Address

    Tepe Nautilus Shopping Mall, Kadiköy, Istanbul

    Telephone

    +90 (0) 216 339 8822

    Transport

    Train to Haydarpasi Gari

    Website

    Beta Shoes Website

  4. 4. Mephisto - Shops

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    Located along Istiklal Caddesi, Mephisto is a modern bookshop that sells Turkish music, magazines and photographic books. Ask to hear a CD before buying, then relax with a strong coffee in the large first-floor café overlooking the busy street.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Thu 10am-12am; Fri & Sat 10am-1am; Sun 10am-11pm

    Address

    125, Istiklal Caddesi, Beyoglu, Istanbul

    Telephone

    +90 (0) 212 249 0696

    Transport

    Tram to Galatasaray

    Website

    Mephisto Website

Markets

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  1. 5. Grand Bazaar - Markets

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    Grand Bazaar, Istanbul. Courtesy of Turkish Culture and Tourism Office

    The Grand Bazaar, or Kapali Çarsisi, has been an important trading centre in Beyazit since 1461. Its labyrinthine vaults contain over 4,000 shops, along with cafés around the Old Bedesten. Prepare to haggle for carpets, ceramics, antique silver and leather.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 8.30am-7pm

    Address

    Kapali Carsisi, Beyazit, Istanbul

    Transport

    Tram to Beyazit

    Website

    Grand Bazaar Website

  2. 6. Egyptian Market (Misir Çarsisi) - Markets

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    The Spice Bazaar, Istanbul. Courtesy of Annie Mills, © Whatsonwhen

    The 17th-century Egyptian Market, or Misir Çarsisi, opposite Eminönü's docks, originally traded to fund the adjacent New Mosque. The L-shaped vaulted market has spices and souvenirs; look out for traditional fabrics at Galeri Hediye, or fresh pistachios at Osmanlioglu, outside.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 9.30am-7pm

    Address

    Misir Çarşişi, Eminönü, Istanbul

    Transport

    Bus or tram to Eminönü

Specialists

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  1. 7. Bahar Korcan - Specialists

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    Bahar Korcan, Istanbul. Courtesy of Emma Levine

    Renowned Istanbul fashion designer Bahar Korcan mixes lace, appliqué, soft wools and delicate silks in her boutique. She favours patchwork designs and Ottoman influences, such as contemporary-styled wedding dresses with antique lace. Check the seasonal sale rail.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 10am-8pm

    Address

    Apt 5, Serdar Ekrem Sok. Seraskerci Çikmazi Ferah, Galata-Beyoglu, Istanbul

    Telephone

    +90 (0) 212 293 6855

    Transport

    Tram to Beyoglu Tünel

    Website

    Bahar Korcan Website

  2. 8. Hafiz Mustafa Sekerlemeleri - Specialists

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    Hafiz Mustafa Sekerlemereli, Istanbul. Courtesy of Emma Levine

    In 1864 Mr Hafiz Mustafa sold syrupy baklava, lokum (Turkish delight) and chocolates. Nothing much has changed in his Eminönü store; piles of pastries and jars of sweets still tempt locals and international visitors. There is a simple café upstairs.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 7am-10pm

    Address

    84-86, Hamidiye Caddesi, Bahcekapi, Istanbul

    Telephone

    +90 (0) 212 513 3610

    Transport

    Bus or tram to Eminönü

  3. 9. Ali Textile - Specialists

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    Tucked away down a Beyazit alleyway, Ali Textile sells colourful bags, clothes and hats made from reworked patches of old carpets and embroidered rugs. Some of the coats use Central Asian designs, and the small bags are robust and striking.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 10am-8pm

    Address

    15/36, Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi, Beyazit, Istanbul

    Telephone

    +90 (0) 535 367 5333

    Transport

    Tram to Beyazit

    Website

    Ali Textile Website

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