İstanbul offers a wide range of shopping options. It is not a coincidence that the historical, legendary Silk Road starting from China ends in Istanbul. The enchanting atmosphere and the mixed smells of Spice Market can take you centuries back in just seconds. Being one of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world, the Grand Bazaar is 30,700 square meters with over 60 streets and alleys and 4,000 shops. As you walk through jewelry shops, antiques, carpet and kilim dealers, you will only experience the Ottoman Trade Life, you will get a real sense of bargaining for the right price!
Just in a couple of minutes, we will take you back to 21st century shopping with our Famous Malls Tour. One of Istanbul’s most spectacular shopping centers’, Istinye Park is home to international and home-grown stores as well as eating places which center around three main areas; the grand rotunda, the lifestyle center and the bazaar. Istinye Park shopping mall features both indoor and outdoor space. With its giant glass dome and glass ceilings the mall brings the sun in and gives its visitors the perfect harmony of indoor comfort and outdoor airiness. In IstinyePark visitors can experience the joy of sitting under the shade of a tree or the comfort of chit-chating with a local shopkeeper, together with the ultimate pleasure of watching a movie in a state-of-the-art theater or the fullfillment of living an active city life. All is possible under one roof.
Zorlu Center, located right at the heart of Istanbul, will offer different alternatives for different needs, featuring a broad selection of restaurants, cafes and hundreds of global brands. Creating an unequalled living space, Zorlu Center defines itself as the “ meeting venue in the city”. Combining fashion giants under the same roof, Zorlu Shopping Center offers a privileged shopping experience for its guests with its brand diversity. Zorlu Shopping Mall creates difference with its gourmet concept and extraordinary movie experience to cinephiles as well. With an innovative approach, as Zorlu Center we also offer our visitors the services and applications that do not exist in other shopping malls. Concierge, Special Services for Families with Children, Power Banks, Free Wifi and Patented Personnel are some of the special services Zorlu offers.
On the Asian side, Emaar Square Mall has been designed as a destination for shopping, entertainment and gastronomy, and offers an extraordinary experience to its visitors from Turkey and all around the world. Emaar Square Mall hosts luxury brands and stores which are available for the first time in this region, while presenting an approach that responds to each and every need of the modern urban life; from eating and drinking to entertainment. At a single location, Emaar Square Mall offers a brand mix that can cater to any budget or taste. The mall has both indoor and outdoor shopping venues, multi-story cinema including the first 4DX theatre of the Anatolian side, aquarium and underwater zoo, spectating terraces, entertainment areas, more than 100 restaurants and cafes and the traditional Turkish market and fashion center.
Akasya Shopping Mall is situated in the junction of the major motorways connecting European and Asian sides of Istanbul, having a perfect access to public transportations of subway, metrobus and Marmaray through one of the biggest investments of its kind in Turkey. Akasya offers visitors a unique architectural design with 30 m high freeform skylights to provide maximum daylight with a ground floor height of 8 m for shop displays to experience street shopping offering visitors with 257 stores. Akasya provides a unique and wide shopping experience with its valuable & affordable luxury brand mix.
Bağdat Street, one of the most important shopping locations on the Asian side of Istanbul, has served as one of the models for the concept spaces included in Akasya. Nearly all of Bağdat Street’s original amenities have been incorporated into the layout of Akasya’s counterpart — tall, customized display windows of world renown brands will adorn the street, while wide and open sidewalks under the natural lighting will give the shopping mall a life of its own. Glass bridges and railings will increase the visual effect of the shops while giving the surroundings an attractive and spacious feeling. During sunsets, the skylight will provide natural lighting within the whole corridor and also simulate the night with its star-lighting effects. In short, all the details of the original Bağdat Street have been included in Akasya, where uninterrupted shopping is possible thanks to the proximity of the stores to one another.