Istanbul: The Perfect Shopping Destination
Whether it’s high-end designer threads you’re after or antique Ottoman treasures you seek Istanbul is known worldwide as the perfect shopping destination. Its strategic location along the Bosphorus linking the East to the West has made Istanbul a center of trade and commerce for thousands of years. One of the best parts of buying property in Turkey is the endless shopping options available to persons of all tastes and budgets. And if you are buying property in Turkey purchasing properties in istanbul, then the wide range of shopping in Istanbul allows buyers plenty of stores to choose furnishings and decorative details from. Big box stores like IKEA and Koctas are located throughout the city and with great delivery services, these stores make getting your furniture basics easy and affordable. Smaller stores and boutiques can be found in every neighborhood, offering furniture and home accents that will make furnishing your property in Turkey to your tastes fun yet simple! For those with a keen eye for older items, stroll the cities many flea markets, local pazars, or even the Grand Bazaar to find unique items to put your own personal touch on your property in Turkey and make it feel like home.
Once you have furnished your property in Turkey to your liking, we highly recommend setting your sights on the shopping districts located throughout the city. Upmarket neighborhoods like Nisantasi and Moda offer the most high-end international designer names, while more affordable neighborhoods like Kadikoy and Besiktas have lower priced shops. Weekly pazars can be found in most neighborhoods, brining fresh produce from around the country and making a weekly grocery shop an enjoyable and quick trip. Thus, no matter where you choose to purchase property in Turkey, you can be sure that you can find all of your basic necessities in your neighborhood. Modern shopping malls like Kanyon, Akmerkez, Cevahir, and Istinye Park, can be found throughout the city and offer a wide range of stores. Most malls also house all major Turkish banks, exchange offices, post offices, food courts, movie theaters, grocery stores, and the larger establishments also often even have amusement parks! But if you’re not a fan of the hustle and bustle of large malls, there are plenty of small shops to get lost in in the maze of Istanbul streets. Get lost in a pile of books in one of the many excellent used bookstores in Beyoglu or Kadikoy. Or wander off the main drag of Istiklal Caddesi in Taksim among the boutiques and galleries of Cihangir or Galata.
Shopping for Sweets
If you are all tuckered out from shopping, be sure to re-energize yourself by shopping for many of the delicious Turkish sweets, like baklava, lokum, mozaik cake, kurabiye, and more. Turkish hospitality is world-renowned and no home in Turkey is complete without having sweets on-hand to offer guests. So be sure to stop by the many bakeries and cafes to pick up some sweets to keep in your property in Turkey. Contact us now to find your perfect property in Turkey!