The Best Local Shopping Spots in Istanbul

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Istanbul? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Antique Shops Street – Second-hand heaven

Antique Shops Street – Second-hand heaven

Image by Selman Yuceturk

The “Antique Shops Street” of Taksim, Istanbul is on Çukurcuma. I always end up getting something here. The treasures hiding here are very surprising…

Full Article by Selman Yücetürk

Asri Turşucu – Sour times

Asri Turşucu – Sour times

Image by Deniz Dönmez

“Asri Turşucu” Istanbul is a colorful shop that produces superb pickles, grown in their own fields in Bursa and pickled in spring water from Uludağ…

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Beşiktaş Balık Pazarı – The bustling fish scene

Beşiktaş Balık Pazarı – The bustling fish scene

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“Beşiktaş Balık Pazarı” should definitely be on your Istanbul to-see list if you like fish markets. If you want to feel like a local around here, this…

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Dervis – The home of authentic Turkish textiles…

Dervis – The home of authentic Turkish textiles…

Image by Zekeriya S. Şen

“Dervis” is a shop in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar that specialises in artisanal textile, soap and more. I insist that you buy some hand-made soap from there…

Full Article by Zekeriya S. Sen

Feriköy Flea Market – Cure for your Sunday blues

Feriköy Flea Market – Cure for your Sunday blues

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“Feriköy Flea Market” Istanbul is a flea market set up every Sunday where you can find vinyl records, cutlery, jewellery and more in their 200 stalls..

Full Article by Deniz Dönmez

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