Most Popular Shopping Centers in Istanbul

Shopping centers can be considered a very young concept in Turkey since history goes back only to the late 80s. Istanbul hosts more than 200 modern shopping malls and some of them are really huge. Furthermore, Shopping centers in Istanbul are considered one of the best meeting points and entertainment areas in Istanbul.

Many people ask us “Where to shop in Istanbul?”, “Which souvenirs should we purchase?”, “What are the trends in the Istanbul shopping scene?”
In this article, you can find some of the biggest and most stylish shopping malls in different parts of Istanbul.
Many people ask us “Where to shop in Istanbul?”, “Which souvenirs should we purchase?”, “What are the trends in the Istanbul shopping scene?”

1) Istiniye Park

It is the most luxurious and one of the largest shopping centers in Istanbul. It is located near the business district of Maslak halfway with the district of İstinye on the Bosphorus. The center is divided into two sections: an indoor shopping mall with hundreds of shops bringing together Turkish and international ready-to-wear brands, appliances, a floor dedicated to restaurants (mostly fast food), a covered bazaar where you will find spices and more traditional products, a cinema with an imax3d room, and many others.

Address: İstinye Bayırı Cad. No: 73 Sarıyer-Istanbul

2)Zorlu Center

It is one of the most recent shopping malls in Istanbul. Modern and chic at the same time, the Zorlu Center contains more than 180 boutiques that combine Turkish and international brands, luxury boutiques, as well as a wide selection of restaurants. The top floor is open-air, which allows hosting small temporary shops or a Christmas market in December for example.

Address: Levazim Mah. Koru Sok. No:2, 34340 Beşiktaş, Istanbul

3) Istanbul Cevahir Shopping Mall

Cevahir shopping mall was the biggest mall in Istanbul and Europe and the second biggest shopping mall in the world until Mall of Istanbul took the title. Cevahir shopping mall is located on the European side of Istanbul in Şişli. You can reach Cevahir Mall in Istanbul easily by public transportation almost from any part of the city. Visitors who come by subway can enter directly to the Shopping Center from the Station.

Address: Büyükdere Cad. No: 22 34400 Şişli-Istanbul

4) Mall of Istanbul

Mall of Istanbul is one of the best shopping malls in Istanbul and it hosts the leading brands in the world attracting attention as the most functional shopping center in Istanbul with its concept and the different units it accommodates. There is a huge theme park in this shopping mall. It can be one of the good things to do with kids in Istanbul.

Address: Süleyman Demirel Bulvarı Mahmutbey/Başakşehir-Istanbul

5) Forum Istanbul

Forum Istanbul Situated on a total of 495.000 square meters area in Bayrampaşa, Istanbul, Forum Istanbul is not only the largest shopping center in Turkey but also in Europe, offering a rentable space of 176.245 square meters, and 286 domestic & international brands. Hosting the home decoration leader IKEA and one of Turkey’s major construction market chains, Koçtaş; technology zone spearheaded by Media Markt, Teknosa, Bimeks; and many sports brands including Intersport, Adidas, Nike, as well as the French sports chain Decathlon; Forum İstanbul serves not only Istanbulites but also tourists visiting Istanbul with large stores such as H&M, Boyner, YKM, Marks&Spencer and Zara for a diverse mix of mother-infant and kids stores in company with a food court of restaurants.

Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, Paşa Caddesi 34045 Bayrampaşa / İstanbul

6) Akasya AVM

Akasya Acıbadem Mall was opened in March 2014. Located on the transit route between the European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul, a city that connects two continents, Akasya is quite easy to reach both by car and by public transportation options such as metro, Metrobus, and bus. Akasya offers its guests a unique shopping and entertainment experience with its exclusive brands, and rich shopping, entertainment, and eating & drinking alternatives. More than 280 brands from around the world and Turkey await you at Akasya.

Address: Acıbadem Mah. Çeçen Sk. No:25, 34660 Üsküdar, İstanbul

7) Marmara Park

Marmara Park has an excellent location, nearby the Metrobus station in Esenyurt, on the European side of Istanbul. This mall is a destination for shopping lovers, one of the most significant shopping spots and even tourist places for visitors who enjoy shopping and entertainment activities.

Address: Marmara Park-D100, Çelebi Mehmet Sk. 33A-34515 Esenyurt

8) Watergarden AVM

Exquisite choreography of dazzling water, light, laser, music and fire shows, restaurants and cafes, Nostalgia street with full of street flavors, cinema, theater and concert areas, game and adventure parks carrying nature’s scenery. All and many more in the heart of Ataşehir, in Watergarden Istanbul.

Address: Barbaros Mah. Kızılbegonya Sok. No.10/1-B.Ataşehir

9) Aqua Florya Alisveris Merkezi

Aqua Florya Shopping opened its doors on 04th October 2012 to their customers with a brand new concept that aims to change the vision about ordinary shopping centers. The most desirable point of Aqua Florya, which combined entertainment and shopping under one roof, is the world’s biggest thematic aquarium, called Istanbul Akvarium. Also, delicious tastes of diverse kitchens, cafes, and restaurants with sea view and a big amphitheater for various events, is its specialization.

Address: Şenlikköy Mahallesi Yeşilköy Halkalı Cad. No:93-34153 Florya

10) Emaar Square

It is one of the biggest and the most luxurious malls on the Asian side of Istanbul. It is a shopping and entertainment center, opened in 2017 by Turkish Emaar. If you want luxury brands you can find them here. Emaar SquareMall’s design is inspired by Istanbul’s atmosphere. The mall is enormous, made up of three floors. It is a shopping destination for Turkish people and tourists as it has the most luxurious global trademarks. The mall has luxury residential apartments, a 5-star hotel, parking, a ski hill, and an aquarium.

Address: Ünalan, Libadiye Cd. No:88, 34700 Üsküdar

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