Warning! This article may be not interesting for residents, but for tourists who are going to visit Istanbul it’ll be usful.
You like to economize, don’t you? Mid-season sales become more interesting with Istanbul shopping fest, which will take place on June 6th-28th. You can find not only discounts up to 50%, but also enjoy longer working day of shopping malls (till 11 p.m., on weekends some of them working till 2 a.m.), different activities, fashion shows and prize drawings.
During this period the most common offers are:
– Discount up to 50 % on selected items – the most common type – (Guess, Colin’s, Pierre Cardin, Machka, Kiğılı, İpekyol, İnci)
– Pay 100 Tl – get 20 Tl coupon (Boyner, YKM, D’S Damat, H&M)
– One piece is 59 TL, take 3 for 119 Tl (Sarar, Süvari, Mavi, Intimissimi, Victoria’s Secret)
– Buy 1 get 2 (Loft, LTB)
– Buy one – 20%, second -40% (Derimod, Desa, Hatemoğlu)
Also there are some additional days for discounts (for all participants of ISF):
– 8th June – jeans day
– 12th June – golden day
– 15th June – technology day
I don’t want to talk about economical situation now, but comparing to the last year prices got higher and people buy less. It’s also has influence on beginning of the sales time. This year in the middle of May (or even earlier) you could notice many Turkish brands with sales up to 50%. About three weeks ago in H&M appeared many clothing and accessories starting from 10$.
Which place to choose for shopping in Istanbul? Of course, it depending on budget and on the area where you are staying. You can find a list with the most famous places (AVM) below:
City’s Nisantasi. If you want to be in the most luxury and fashionable place in Istanbul, you have to visit this shopping center. Pay attention to S&C, Mango He, Calvin Klein.
Istiniye Park is one of the most famous and luxury shopping centers in Istanbul. Armani, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, D&G, Doir, Gucci usually offer not more than 40% discount.
В Kanyon has top local and global brands, but only here you can find the world-famous fashion retailer Harvey Nichols. Machka (and it’s cute logo like a cat’s muzzle) is a perfect place for women who like to look stylish and feminine.
Zorlu has a perfect location. It is situated close to metrobus and you can come there from any part of Istanbul. Come here if you prefer to create outfits using luxury and middle-price brands.
Cevahir Mall is easy to reach by public transport. Guess, Kiğılı, YKM and Vakko are worth your attention.
Mall of Istanbul will be the best place for your shopping if you have only a few hours in Istanbul. It is situated close to Ataturk and Sarar’s, Network’s, Polo Garage’s offers may be interesting.
Forum Istanbul is the best place for family shopping. Friendly prices, huge choice of shops for kids, park Jurassic Land and Aquarium Turkuazoo – be sure, you won’t spend too much and your kids won’t be exhausted. Visit Hatemoğlu here.
Akasya. Located in Acibadem, Asian side it’s easy to go there. Visit Victoria’s Secret, Tag Heuer, Tory Burch, Bee Goddes.
Viaport is a perfect place for shopping no matter what season you choose to visit Istanbul. This outlet is situated close to Sabiha Gökçen Aiport, and there you can always find nice offers for past collections. Cerutti, Cacharel, Hatemoğlu, Network, Park Bravo Group may surprise you here.
Don’t forget to use The Global Blue service – turn back taxes from your purchases. Just make a purchase over 100 Tl and turn back up to 19% from this sum.
And the last. When do real crazy sales start? What better to buy at that time? More about it in next articles!