Most Popular Shopping Centers in Istanbul!


Shopping is no joke and Istanbul is taking it serious for sure! But where should you start looking in order to find what you want in this gigantic city? No worries if you don’t know the answer because is on it…

Here is a list of the best shopping centers of Istanbul!

1) Akmerkez, Etiler

Akmerkez is located in one of the most luxurious districts of Istanbul and it sure fits the ambiance. Recently renewed restaurant storey offers you great food after a shopping adventure among globally recognized brands and designers such as Zeynep Tosun, Armani Jeans, Vakko, Guess, Vakkorama, and Liu Jo. 

Akmerkez is highly satisfactory when it comes to arts & culture too! A movie theater and opera performances of the Metropolitan Opera will sure be a blessing to your soul. Bluebeard’s Castle, La Donna Del Lago, Clowns and many more will be waiting the guests of Akmerkez in 2015.

Address: Nispetiye Caddesi, Etiler/Istanbul

Tel: (+90) 212 282 01 65

Public Transportation: 

559C, 59R & 43R numbered buses.

2) İstinye Park, Sarıyer

İstinye Park opened its doors in 2007 to its guests with a marvelous complex where you can find luxurious stores, trendy cafes, best of the world cuisine and reputable brands such as Chanel, Louis VuittonMarc JacobsMatthew Cox and many others! And do you know what is the best part? It has open air stores! 300+ stores, a car park for 3.200 vehicles, 90.000 m2 fun!

Address: İstinye Bayırı Caddesi, No: 73 Sarıyer – IST

Tel:  (+90) 212 345 55 55

Public Transportation:

29B, 29P, 29Ş, 40B,42, 22RE, 29 numbered buses

4.Levent station of the M1 metro line

Minibus: İstinye – Beşiktaş, Tarabya – Beşiktaş lines

3) Zorlu Center

A shopping and events heaven at the heart of Istanbul! With its 180 stores, 10,000 m2 main square, flora of Bosphorus scattered around; Zorlu Center is a little town in itself. This half-open half-closed shopping beauty houses Apple Store, Brooks Brothers, Industrie Denim, Cos, Lanvin, Pomellato, Stella McCartney, and the 1st store of Superdry in Turkey.

What else? Zorlu Performance Arts Center houses world-famous musicals, orchestras, plays and many other fantastic art pieces. But remember to feed your body in Eataly, Jamie’s Italian, Tom’s Kitchen or Morini before you nurture your soul!

Address: Levazım Mahallesi, Barbaros Bulvarı Kavşağı, Beşiktaş, Istanbul

Tel: (+90) 212 444 94 96

Public Transportation:

Zincirlikuyu station of M1 metro or Metrobüs line.

4) Kanyon, Şişli

Kanyon is the first of the open shopping centers in Istanbul. As you may realize from the name, it is designed as a canyon and offers a different kind of feeling of shopping with this unique feature. There you’ll find Agent Provocateur, Beymen Club, Harvey Nichols, Stefanel, Vakko, Swarovski, and Yargıcı, as well as famous restaurants, a fitness center, health & cosmetic stores, hairdressers and much more!

Address: Esentepe Mahallesi., Büyükdere Caddesi No:185, Şişli – Istanbul

Tel: (+90) 212 353 53 00

Public Transportation:

Levent station of M1 metro line

29D, 29C, 40B, 62, 41S, 122L, SG-2, 122C numbered buses.

5) City’s, Nişantaşı

Nişantaşı City’s is in the most prestigious district of Istanbul and considered as one of the best shopping centers in Turkey & Europe. With its fascinating architecture, national & international brands and cafes & restaurants of a great taste; City’s offers a high quality service for its guests.

Address: Teşvikiye Caddesi , Teşvikiye Mahallesi. No: 162. Şişli – Istanbul

Tel: (+90) 212 373 33 33

Public Transportation:

5 minute walk from the Osmanbey station of M1 metro line

30M, 43, 46K numbered buses

 6) Cevahir, Şişli

2nd biggest in Europe, 8th biggest shopping center in the World! Cevahir surely knows how to make its guests comfortable with more than 224 stores, 6 floors and a car park of 2500 vehicles. Here you’ll find Mango, Zara, Bershka, Oxxo, English Home, Penti, Zen Diamond, Herry and many other stores, as well as a restaurant storey, a cinema, and a theater. Something beyond a shopping mall!

Address: Cevahir Avm Büyükdere Cad. No: 22 Mağaza No: 136 Şişli, 34100 İstanbul

Tel: (+90) 212 380 06 50

Public Transportation:

Mecidiyeköy station of M1 metro line and metrobüs.

7) Forum Istanbul 

Forum Istanbul is the biggest shopping center in Europe! What distinguishes Forum Istanbul from other malls doesn’t lie in its magnitude though! It differes from others for housing IKEA and TurkuaZoo, the biggest aquarium in Istanbul! Decathlon, H&M and Saturn is only three of many brands that you’ll find in this mall.

What else?! Permanent displays of art works! Gigantic “Door of the World” by famous sculptor Hanefi Yeter, “Energy” piece of Russian artist Daria Bokareva and many other pieces of art adorn this one of a kind shopping center!

Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, Paşa Caddesi 34045 Bayrampaşa – İstanbul

Tel: (+90) 212 443 13 50 

Public Transportation:

Kocatepe station of H1 metro line

32, 32A, 32M,32T numbered buses.

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