Istanbul can also be visited for shopping purposes only. In the city which offers traditional and modern shopping options, the first address that comes to mind is Grand Bazaar. There are more than 4000 shops in the 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, the grandmother of shopping centers. "Turkish handicrafts products, Turkish carpets, hand painted ceramics, jewelery, copper and brass from ornamental items, wholesale pipes, leather clothes" are some of the products sold. There are rare antique pieces in the Old Bedesten in the middle of the bazaar.
The Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market), a center where Egyptian spices are sold and scattered all over the world in the 1600s, is a historic shopping center. There are numerous spices such as cinnamon, caraway, saffron, peppermint, thyme and herbal plants sold in Egypt Bazaar; There are also Turkish handicrafts products and culture-specific souvenirs.
Sahaflar Bazaar has a history dating back to the 15th century. The area between the stones on the left side of the Beyazit Mosque and the Sedefçiler Gate that opens to the Grand Bazaar draws the frame of the Sahaflar Bazaar.
On the other hand, there are more than 100 modern shopping malls, especially in Levent, Şişli, İstinye, Ataşehir and many more places in Istanbul, hosting world brands.
Istanbul Shopping Fest shopping festival is organized every summer in Istanbul and numerous promotional options and discounts are provided to the final consumer. www.istshopfest.com