Top 5 Shopping Streets in Istanbul, Turkey

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When you think of shopping in Istanbul, the first thing that comes to mind is the Grand Bazaar which has everything you could possibly want. But if you’re looking for a different kind of shopping experience, these five shopping streets have everything from antique shops to high-street fashion.

Serdar-i Ekrem

Serdar-i Ekrem, a little cobblestone street near the historic Galata Tower, has lots of cute boutiques, quirky antiques, and amazing restaurants.

Çukurcuma Caddesi

Istanbul’s main antique street, the neoclassical houses in the neighborhood give the street a nostalgic feel. Make sure you visit the Museum of Innocence while strolling the streets.

İstiklal Caddesi

This street which runs from Taksim Square to Tünel Square is always crowded and it’s one of the city’s main shopping streets. You’ll find international names, arcades, and the Beyoğlu Balık Pazarı open-air market.

Abdi İpekçi Caddesi

Known for it’s luxury, the Nişantaşı neighborhood has showrooms of local designers and world-famous brand boutiques. You’ll find Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Turkey’s luxury brands Vakko and Beymen.

Bağdat Caddesi

Bağdat Caddesi has something for everyone with stores ranging from Burberry to Marks & Spencers. You’ll be just a few blocks from the seaside, so when you finish shopping you can head to the water.