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Cevahir Mall

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Cevahir Mall

We are staying at the new Istanbul Marriott hotel in Sisli, and we briefly browsed the stores and food court at the mall yesterday.

What do people think of it?

What are the good stores there - both international stores and Turkish stores?

What would one buy there? Besides going to the local bazaars, is there anything in this mall that is Turkish in origin that one would buy?

What are the good Turkish take-outs or restaurants for food?

PS-we are going to Dubai in the mall-should we wait to buy there, or is there anything we should preferentailly buy at this mall?

Edited: 10 March 2014, 09:13
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1. Re: Cevahir Mall

Hi sookti,

It is very difficult to answer your question. We do not know your likes, style, favorite brands, etc. Cevahir is a middle class mall which, as this classification suggests, has a brand mix comprised of mainstream brands. Is this what you want to buy? As a principle I do my shopping in the final destination before I fly back home.

Best of luck,


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2. Re: Cevahir Mall

sookti, Cevahir is a very large mall with lots of varieties. You should go in the stores and browse the items. Debenhams is a good department store with lots of Turkish manufactured items in there. Zara is a good international store. Since we do not know your needs and likes, I would not make recommendations on what you should buy. At the food court, I like Şark Sofrasi with authentic Turkish dishes.

I have shopped at the malls at Dubai and they are more expensive and there is nothing locally manufactured there. Therefore I recommend that you do your shopping at Istanbul. Alternatively, you could shop at Trump Towers Mall at Mecdiyekoy (walking distance from your hotel) or take the metro one stop from Sisli to Gayrettepe and go to Zorlu Center and shop there. Both of those are also great malls.

good luck,


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3. Re: Cevahir Mall

We would like to buy something not easily found in Canadian or US malls - either European or Asian or local Turkish origin items.

Middle to luxury level clothes or shoes.

I hear leather is a specialty of Turkey?

Any jewels/jewelry that Turkey is known for?

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