When you think of premier shopping, you may not think of Istanbul, but you'd be surprised. If you're visiting the Turkish city any time soon, you'll need some places to entertain your shopping list. We've compiled the best of the best for you to enjoy on your journey.
What İstinye Park lacks in proximity to the city centre, it makes up for in quality. If you’re in the mood to shop, you’ll find both affordable retailers and luxury brands, and when you want to take a break, you can choose from some of the city’s top restaurants. İstinye Park also includes a cinema with an IMAX theatre as well as a branch of Hillside City Club, one of the city’s top fitness clubs.
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Since its opening in 2013, Zorlu Center has grown to become not only one of the city’s premier shopping malls but also a hub of arts and entertainment, thanks to the Zorlu Performing Arts Center. Located in Zincirlikuyu, the shopping centre is steps away from one of the main business districts in Istanbul, making it a popular destination both during the week and on weekends. With more than 200 brands, you’ll find everything from high-street to high-end at Zorlu Center, which also boasts the first Turkish locations of several international brands (including Apple).
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Known for its innovative, canyon-like design, Kanyon retains its popularity more than a decade after its opening for one simple reason: anything you need, you’ll find it here. Whether you’re out shopping for clothes, books, electronics or groceries, looking to check out the latest blockbuster film, or simply in the mood to grab a meal with your friends, Kanyon is guaranteed to fit the bill.
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