Long time when I asked help and I haven't even shared my experience. I was a lucky girl since I actually stayed in Nisantasi! Oh well how many lovely stores there but not only luxury also something for student budget. I really liked Cevahir shopping center, it was like paradise for me since I'm from small town where we don't have i.e. Mango. Unfortunately I didn't have much time for shopping as you can guess when I was travelling with a man... Even though Taksim was crowded I really did love it! And again I was super happy to bump into Top Shop etc.
I really do envy you, Snow-White. I want to go too! Istanbul is amazing city and not just for shopping. It offers something for everyone! I do miss Istanbul and wishing to stay there a few weeks in autumn.
A friend and I are going to be in Istanbul for 5 nights in about 2 weeks time. We will be staying in a hotel in Sultanahmet. Im not so bothered about international designers, but where is the best place to shop for clothes by local designers? Are there any specific ones I should be looking out for?
Any general tips in regards to restaurants/things to see & do etc, are also welcome
there are great shopping malls in istanbul.If you want designer pieces you can go to Istinyepark mall and Kanyon.at Kanyon shopping mall theres Harvey Nichols.also so many high street brands are avaible in Istanbul such as Zara, Topshop, Mango, Stradivarius many more.