Istanbul is a shopping mecca and it’s known around the world for bargains especially when it comes to items like clothing, food, jewelry, art, and a plethora of exotic, mundane, and antique items.
The Grand Bazaar has over 4000 shops, but the area around the bazaar has more shopping blocks so it never seems to end. 4000 shops is just a fraction of the whole shopping picture.
Nuruosmaniye Caddesi is East of the bazaar. It’s filled fine art boutiques and jewelry stores. The Egyptian Spice Market and the boutiques of Beyoğlu, and the trendy shops of Nisantasi as well as an assortment of other modern shopping around the city make it a shopper’s paradise that has few peers. Bargaining is the natural way to buy and sell so it’s a good idea to brush up on the art of bargaining before hitting the streets of Istanbul to shop.