Istanbul’s position on an ancient trade route between East and West means, that its inhabitants are merchants and shoppers to their core. Istanbul’s preferred address for high-end labels and old-school couture, Nişantaşı, is where you come when you want fabulous designer buys.
Stylish designer and concept shops are located on Serdar-i Ekrem street. Kanyon’s open-air Guggenheim-esque design, sets it above the typical shopping center. Here you’ll find international favorites like Harvey Nichols, as well as Turkish chains, such as Chakra.
And don’t forget the Grand Bazaar, where you will find jewelry, local arts and crafts, and some of the world’s best leather goods. Istanbul is a shopper’s paradise, one the best shopping destinations in Europe.
Sales in Instanbul
There is no real official sales period for either season. Winter sales start around mid-December or at the beginning of January, and last for approximately 4 weeks. Summer sales basically start when the temperatures tend to rise between the beginning of June to the first week of July and last for a month.
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