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Favorite stores in the markets ....

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Favorite stores in the markets ....

I was hoping it might be interesting to compile a list of favorite (trustworthy) stores in the markets.

Towels/Linens, Jewelry, Ceramics, Perfumes, Lanterns, Carpets,etc.

The ones I've seen come up again and again-

Arifoglu - Perfumes (Spice Market)

Jennifer's Hamam - Towels (Arasta)

Dervis- Towels (Grand Bazaar)

Thanks!

ssbelltx

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1. Re: Favorite stores in the markets ....

ssbelltx, Have a look at the following classifications of merchandise and stores. "www.mydestination.com/istanbul/browse…" and "www.theguideistanbul.com/spots/filter/34". The government gift store at Eminonu is a good one for purchasing souvenir type of items also: "http://www.ges.gov.tr/en/urunler/". In US you can get Turkish products online from "www.tulumba.com".

good luck,

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2. Re: Favorite stores in the markets ....

My favorites:

Bedesten part of the Grand Bazar with the antiques and with Nick's Calligraphy

And we all have to eat while we shop :-), so Havuzlu inside the Grand Bazar!

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3. Re: Favorite stores in the markets ....

All of these, as well as being excellent shops, are not cheap and there is little to no bargaining!

Most shops in the bazaars are trustworthy, and it does them a disservice to think otherwise. Some of the best buys can be found by exploring off the main bazaar streets (where rents are lower) and discovering your own treasures.

Having said that, do not buy anything hugely expensive (carpets, gold etc) that you don't love for exactly what it is, not what you are told it is!

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