10 Best Shopping Malls in Istanbul & List of Shopping Centers in Istanbul Turkey
Where you can shop best brands of clothing, shoes, bags and more.. and have a good time with your family, enjoy Turkish foods.. Best Shopping Malls and Cheapest Outlet Centers in Istanbul
We prepared this guide for visitors of Istanbul to find out the best shopping malls in Istanbul and shoping centers in Istanbul where you can enjoy shopping clothes, shoes, bags and many Turkish and international brands. Best & Cheapest Outlet Centers are also listed in this post to guide you through your Istanbul shopping experience.
Istanbul is a city of shopping malls! There are hundreds of shopping malls and centers in Istanbul. Some located in European side of Istanbul whereas some located in Asian side.
If you are looking for luxury shopping and designer’s clothes you can find them in some of these malls and centers.
In this post we have selcted the top ones especially the ones we visited before. Here our experience and research on Istanbul shopping malls have been our resources to gather all these information to help you.
You will find:
- European Side Shopping Malls in Istanbul
- Istanbul Shopping Malls in Asian Side
- Shopping Malls with hotels near
- Shopping Centers and Malls for Luxury Brands
Let us start with our personal favorites as an Istanbul resident.
Viaport Asia - One of the Biggest Shopping Centers in Turkey
OUTLET SHOPPING CENTER ISTANBUL VIAPORT
Our personal number one shopping mall when it comes to outlet shopping and having good time is absolutely Viaport Asia located in Asian side of Istanbul ( Yenisehir/Pendik) near Istanbul’s second biggest international airport Sabiha Gokcen (SAW).
You can find many good hotels around and even one nice hotel in the shopping center area.
Vaiport is mostly an open area shopping center and outlet to have a good time while shopping many top brands in Turkey.
It deserves to spend one full day.
Yenişehir Mah. Dedepaşa Cad. No:19
Via Port – Pendik
Follow this link to get the directions.
Constructed in 2008 as the first investment of Via Properties in Istanbul, Viaport Asia Outlet Shopping has become one of the most visited centres in Turkey today.
Built over a total 365 thousand m2 space, Viaport Asia has become the heart of social life thanks to its 250 stores, 4000-vehicle carpark, amusement centres, cinemas and other facility addressing all other needs.
Designed in a street concept with its outdoor architecture, Viaport Asia offers the quality to its customers at affordable prices at its stores designed in an “outlet” concept. Offering an atmosphere in touch with the nature at the food courts situated by the lakeside away from the commotion of the city, Viaport Asia opens the doors to a natural life in touch with the peacocks, rabbits, dogs and cats.
One of the popular living centres preferred by families with children, Viaport Asia peaks the fun with the Pony Club, Amusement Centre, bowling and cinema.
The flowers of the season, placed along the roadside in the streets designed in the style of a Mediterranean town, marry the glitter of the windows and create a fantastic view. Located at Viaport Asia, the Bedesten (Covered Bazaar), which is designed to reflect the miniature architecture of the Grand Bazaar, literally takes our visitors to a journey into history. Making a strong impression thanks to its dome decorated by the National Artists in 3 months, Bedesten is one of most popular spots of the visitors thanks to its acoustic structure and majesty.
Located at the Viaport Asia, Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia is the primary preference of accommodation for the foreign visitors. Viaport Asia, 10 min. drive to Sabiha Gokcen, welcomes 30 percent of 25 million visitors annually.
Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall
BIGGEST SHOPPING MALL IN ISTANBUL EUROPEAN SIDE
One of the biggest and most popular shopping malls of Istanbul, Forum Istanbul is situated in Bayrampasa. It is a good choice when looking for a shopping center in ıstanbul to find both Turkish and international brands.
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.
In addition to a variety of categories and stores, Forum Istanbul is home to
- Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, which house the largest shark family in Europe,
- Jurassic Land dubbed one of the best ones in the world by international experts, and it blazed a trail in launching the very first Legoland Discovery Center in Turkey in July 2015.
Forum Istanbul offers a total of 10 different entertainment concepts including
- Cinemaximum Movie Theaters,
- Funlab Entertainment World,
- Atlantis Bowling,
- Tiox Entertainment Center,
- Flyride Helicopter Simulation and
- Sand Castle apart from large-scale and tailor-made playgrounds.
Forum Istanbul Shopping Center
Kocatepe Mahallesi, Paşa Caddesi 34045 Bayrampaşa / Istanbul
T. +90 (212) 443 13 50 / firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Reach:
By tube route:
Get off at the station Atatürk Airport – Aksaray Tube Route.
Change trains at the station Aksaray – Kirazlı Tube Route.
Get on the buses 32 Cevatpaşa – Eminönü, 32A Cevatpaşa – Beyazıt, 32T Cevatpaşa – Mecidiyeköy respectively and get off at the station Kartaltepe.
Change trains at the station Marmaray Yenikapı for Yenikapı – Atatürk Airport Tube Route.
By private car:
It is situated at the E-6 “Hal-Otogar” ramp. Down “Kartaltepe – Yıldırım – Kocatepe” via the E-5 “Otogar” exit.
Change trains at the Merter Metrobus station for Atatürk Airport – Yenikapı Tube Route.
Mall of Istanbul
AWARDED SHOPPING MALL IN ISTANBUL
Awarded as the best shopping mall of the World by ICSC. Mall of Istanbul is located in Basaksehir.
It accommodates around 350 stores and many fun activities inside along with living and business spaces.
HOW TO REACH MALL OF ISTANBUL
Take Taksim subway to go to Yenikapı. Take Kirazlı – Bağcılar subway from Yenikapı. Get off at Kirazlı and transfer to Başakşehir – Metrokent subway. Take M9 Bahariye subway from İkitelli Sanayi. Get off at Masko Mall of Istanbul.
Take Mecidiyeköy- Mahmutbey subway to Mahmutbey. Transfer to Başakşehir – Metrokent subway from Mahmutbey. Get off at İkitelli and take Bahariye subway. Get off at Masko Mall of Istanbul.
From The Asian Side
Take Marmaray to Yenikapı. Take Kirazlı – Bağcılar subway from Yenikapı. Get off at Kirazlı and transfer to Başakşehir – Metrokent subway. Get off at İkitelli Sanayi. Transfer to Bahariye subway and get off at Masko Mall of Istanbul.
Take Levent subway to Mecidiyeköy. Take Mecidiyeköy- Mahmutbey subway to Mahmutbey. Transfer to Başakşehir – Metrokent subway from Mahmutbey. Get off at İkitelli and take Bahariye subway. Get off at Masko Mall of Istanbul.
Meydan & Buyaka Shopping Malls Umraniye Istanbul
MEYDAN SHOPPING CENTER & IKEA
Meydan AVM Shopping center is an open space shopping and social area in Umraniye Istanbul.
Having many Turkish and Foreign fashion brands, and an IKEA store, offers a good shopping experience. You will find entertainment facilities lke Cinema.
The Meydan Shopping center is near Buyaka Shopping Mall and two together guarantees a joyful time for their visitors.
Buyaka Shopping Mall:
BUYAKA, WHERE QUALITY AND SPACIOUS SHOPPING COME TOGETHER
116,932 m2 indoor area including parking area
• 32,499 m2 commercial area
• Shopping center with 4 floors, 162 stores
• Parking area with 1200 cars capacity
With its numerous national and international fashion brands, its adventurous kids entertainment as well as its various Cafes and Restaurants with terasse , Buyaka raises a new lifestyle and a sense of difference on Istanbul’s asian side.
How To Reach:
To see the map click here..
Istinye Park Luxury Shopping Mall Istanbul
ISTINYE PARK SHOPPING MALL
Istinye Park was first started to operate in 2007. It is a place where you can shop luxury high-end brands in ıstanbul European side.
Having a total store area of 87.000 sqm, it is home to about 280 stores.
It responds to different tastes and needs with its open and closed shopping areas, it remains the only shopping center that offers all alternatives at the same time, with 147 clothing stores and 41 new brands entering the Turkish market for the first time, as well as multiple choice restaurants from the world cuisines.
With its glass dome and open green areas, IstinyePark offers its guests the comfort of indoor space and open space at the same time.
SOME BRANDS YOU WILL FIND IN ISTINYE PARK ISTANBUL:
Kanyon Shopping Center in levent Istanbul
Kanyon Shopping Mall
Kanyon is another shopping mall for especially people looking for top brands shopping. Offers many social facilities and foods along with around 120 shops.
Situated in a very central and crowded area of Istanbul, Levent.
- 40.000 m2
- 121 stores, 22 kiosks and 27 restaurants in 6 floor
- 9 screen cinema
- Fitness center
- 2.300 car carpark capacity
Top local and global brands, gourmet restaurants, cafes, and open air performances are set in an atmosphere alive with light, sight and sound.
Anchored by world-famous fashion retailer Harvey Nichols, and dozens of trendsetting, prestigious brands all introduced to the Turkish market for the first time, it is the height of style and breadth of selection the marketplace has long desired.
Akasya Shopping Mall Istanbul
Akasya Shopping Mall
Akasya is located in Asian of Istanbul Acibadem Uskudar.
It is one of the best shopping malls in Istanbul. It was started to operate in 2014.
Akasya offers its guests a pleasant shopping experience with world-class brands and enriches their visit with fun social activities.
With easy access to the metro, metrobus and Marmaray, and a huge parking area, Akasya is one of the most popular meeting points not only on the Anatolian side but also for the whole of Istanbul. Akasya is located in the heart of the city but it takes its guests away from the chaos of daily life, offering them an exclusive shopping experience with carefully picked brands from every category.
Akasya Shopping Mall Top Brands:
- Victoria’s Secret ( First full-line store in Turkey offering the Pink Collection)
- Brandroom, the home of multi-brand luxury retail
- Italian ready-to-wear brands Hogan and Max & Co.
- Under Armour
- Les Benjamins,
- Tory Burch,
- Weekend by Max Mara,
- Bee Goddess,
- Brooks Brothers,
- Home of Scents,
- Furla and
The ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards is one of the most prestigious awards in the real estate field, organized annually by the International Council of Shopping Centers. Akasya received the Best Shopping Center Award in the “New Developments: Large” category in 2015.
How to Reach Akasya?
Acıbadem Mah. Çeçen Sk. No:25, 34660 Üsküdar, İstanbul
Follow this link for directions on Google Maps..
Ünalan station via Metro connection from Marmaray Ayrılık Çeşmesi stop
Ünalan Station via Kadikoy-Kartal Metro line , Uzunçayır Metrobus connection via Haciosman-Taksim line from Gayrettepe Metro Station
Emaar Square Shopping Mall Istanbul Asia
Emaar Square Istanbul
Emaar Square Mall is located in Libadiye Uskudar Istanbul.
A unique shopping mall offering many social activities alongside a shopping experience with wide variety of brands available in its space of more than 100.000 sqm. Opened its doors to visitors in 2017, being a relatively new mall, this Dubai invested mall project differs itself from its rivals in many aspects.
Emaar Square Shopping Mall hosts hundreds of brands under its cover.
Some brands you can shop in Emaar Square are:
- Louis Vuitton
as some luxury brands, and more brands of Turkish and international origin like:
and of course very common Turkish chain stores like:
- LC Waikiki
- and more..
Emaar Square offers activities such as:
- Kids Playgrounds
- and a museum
How to Reach Emaar Square
Emaar Square Mall
Ünalan, Libadiye Cd. No:88, 34700 Üsküdar/İstanbul
Follow this link for directions on Google Maps..
More About Emaar Square Shopping Mall
Emaar Square Mall project entered into service to provide an area where meets all the needs of its visitors from Turkey and other countries, as a result of this mission it hosts 491 separate brands also carries a wellness centre features over the 138 thousand 423 square meters field.
At the same time luxury, accessible luxury and economic; offers options for every budget in one place. Along with the brand’s own discounts and deals, Emaar Square makes shopping easier with the advantages it offers to its visitors.Emaar Square embraces the heart of fashion while hosting various brands from Italian, French, German, American and many parts of the world; It creates a traditional, modern, popular and universal concept by including Turkish brands in its field all the while offering economical, accessible luxury; it offers options for every budget in one place.
By adopting the same approach in the field of eating and drinking; international cuisine, as well as traditional Turkish cuisine, are located in the mall. While offering a wide range of flavours, it is also possible to find a choice of kitchens for every meal of the day. Emaar Square continues to be a gastronomy centre with this attitude while designing the coffee and cocktail-based beverage mix, which has become a part of modern city life so that visitors can have a pleasant time.
In another aspect, the centre; with many entertainment, music, art, culture and fashion activities, it also includes production and pleasure as well as consumption. While concerts, interviews, collections and design promotions are organized in the centre; it is also possible to find funny and informative activities for children.
Emaar Square, with its indoor and outdoor shops, provides a sheltered area. On the other hand, it has an architecture that does not deprive its visitors of the free, spacious street air.
212 Shopping Mall Istanbul/ Outlet Shopping
212 Shopping Mall Outlet Center
212 Mall Istanbul is located in Bagcilar Istanbul, in European side at an easy to reach location.
It is a good destination for outlet shopping for both foreign and Turkish brands.
In addition to its aspect of being the first “Power Outlet” in Turkey, 212 Outlet that serves with its location in a close proximity to Atatürk Airport and its free indoor and outdoor car parking lot with 3500-vehicle capacity is attentive to continuously improve its shopping and entertainment potential.
How to Reach 212 Outlet Shopping Mall
Mahmutbey, Taşocağı Yolu No:5, 34218 Bağcılar/İstanbul
Follow this link for directions on Google Maps..
Olivium Mall Outlet Shopping Center Istanbul
Olivium Outlet Center
The shopping mall is in Zeytinburnu, only a five-minute walk from the Marmaray/Kazlıçeşme station.
Turkey’s first outlet center opened its doors in 2000.
The Olivium Outlet Shopping Centre opened its doors to visitors on 1 April 2000, and was for a long time the first and only outlet center in Istanbul.
Since its opening, it has been offering fashionable brands and quality at an affordable price.
Appealing not only to Zeytinburnu but to the entire city for 20 years with its concept of continuing as a true outlet center, Olivium Outlet now promises its visitors a much more modern, simple, spacious and brighter environment with its renewed spaces.
Accommodating 132 stores selling domestic and foreign brands, Olivium Outlet offers customers an affordable shopping experience seven days a week between 10:00 and 22:00 in a clean, safe and spacious environment.
Offering entertainment options that appeal to all ages, it is not just a buzzing hub but it radiates its jovial atmosphere of sociability and conviviality all around.