Turkey’s shopping mall population has grown in recent years. So right now you can see a shopping mall just about everywhere you turn in Istanbul. A shopping mall is one of those places that bring several cinemas, cafes, restaurants, national/world-known brands’ stores and game rooms together all under one roof. With that said, let’s have a look at the 10 best shopping malls in Istanbul.
1) İstinye Park Shopping Mall
The İstinye Park Shopping Mall can be found in one of the most enticing and topflight districts on the European side of Istanbul, Sarıyer. With credit to 12 theatre cinema complexes, 20 small specialty stores to fulfill your gourmet pleasures, fine restaurants offering the best of world cookery and a 3500 m2 Hillside City Club gym, this mall has managed to provide a delicate balance of sports, fun and shopping. Also given that İstinye Park is a luxury mall, its offers a wide range of products from dressing to cosmetics from several international brands including: Hugo Boss, Gucci, Burberry Massimo Dutti, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Prada, Armani, Victoria Secret, Vakko and Zara.
2) Aqua Florya Shopping Mall
This mall is found of the European side of Istanbul, in the district of Florya. This particular mall has took the concept of the traditional shopping and transformed it. Now boasting the largest thematic aquarium, the Florya mall also has an amphitheater for various events and an exhibition area, as well as restaurants and cafes with a sea view that offer a host of different cuisines. In addiyion to that, national and international brands’ stores are also found here. They include Lacoste, Sephora and GAP just to name a few.
3) Kanyon Shopping Mall
This shopping mall also located on the European side of Istanbul is actually a multi-purpose complex that’s specifically located on the BüyükdereCaddesi in Levent business district of Şişli. Between the hours of 10am and 10pm some of the coolest restaurants, as well as the best local and global brand await you. There are also cafes at the Kanyon that are open quite early to provide early breakfasts and late dinners. If your needs range from home décor to dressing, stores such as New Balance, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic Zara Home and Swarovski are just a few of the sores to compliment these needs.
4) Viaport Shopping Mall
We take our first look on the Asian side of the city with the Viaport Outlet Shopping Mall that was opened in the district of Pendik. It wears the title of being Turkey’s largest outlet concept shopping mall. In this mall, you can find local and global products as well as outlet products that range from decoration to electronic devices and from dressing to jewelry. US Polo, Timberland, Adidasand Yves Rocher are a few of the stores you can find in Viaport. After a long day of shopping around you can kick back in one of the stylish cafes or restaurants available. In addition to that, the Cineplex features 10 state-of-the-art technology theatres and there is also a bowling alley to stretch your legs in.
5) Vialand Shopping and Entertainment Centre
With an 8,000 parking space capacity and 250 stores, as well being the first mall in Turkey to have an entertainment and life center combining a theme park, Vialand shopping is the hotspot to be. In addition to an open-air center that can hold up to 10,000 people at any given time, the mall also has a 100-acre city park with a biological nestled in the middle, surrounded by walking roads and lots of green areas. Those who visit Vialand shopping mall will definitely love the European concept of the stores, while enjoying the chateau view. Some of the stores in this mall include Converse, GAP and Armani Jeans.
6) Marmara Forum Shopping Mall
This is shopping center that is locate on the Merter district on the European side, which is easy accessible from anywhere in the city. Apart from the vast collection of shopping stores, Marmara also has a “Garden Office” in which offices are situated in a relatively small section. The mall also comprises of a Cinemaximum that houses a total of 16 cinema halls with some having REAL D screens. In addition to that, Marmara shopping boats the renowned Pure Jatomi Fitness Center (with over 3000 members) and 60 different restaurant brands to choose from. Armani Junior, Asos and Benetton are some the various brand shops that you will find there.
7) Forum İstanbul Shopping Mall
This shopping mall holds the title of being the largest mall not only in Turkey, but the largest in the entire European continent, located in the Bayrampaşa district. The Instanbul shopping mall caters to various needs thanks to a wide variety in local and international brand stores such as Koctas, H&M, Samsung, Mavi Jeans, LG, Siemens and IKEA. The mall not only concentrates on fashion, but also puts emphasis on other areas including electronics, sports, home décor and children. Instanbul shopping mall is also host to 10 different concepts of entertainment as well as two important attractions which are the Turkuazoo(the first giant aquarium in Turkey) and Jurassic Land which is the largest themed park in all Europe.
8) Capacity Shopping Mall
As the largest shopping center of the area deemed as Istanbul’s third district Bakırköy, the Capacity Bakırköy shopping mall is very much the center of life and shopping for visitors. Located in such a busy district, the mall has many special restaurant with exquisite designs and presentation for its visitors, which will see them enjoying their meals in an enchanting atmosphere by stepping outside of the traditional concept of standard food courts. Common place practices as it relates to food court decoration have also being ignored and a lot of different and impressive designs have been embraced. Few brand stores found in the Capacity bakırköy shopping mall include Beymen, Mac and Banana Republic. In addition to that, the quality in cinema service is of an exceptional quality.
9) Palladium Shopping Mall
The Palladium shopping mall is located on the Asian side of the city in the district of Ataşehi. The mall was created in such a manner to provide adequate satisfaction and comfort to the investors, young and old alike. Some of these include a shuttle bus, handicap accessible restrooms, valet parking services, a kiddy park and kiddy bathroom concierge services to name a few. You can find up to 190 different local and international brands, from which investors can pick, choose and refuse. English Home, Guess, Que, Carnevale and Michael Kors are just a few of the wide array to select from.
10) Olivium Shopping Mall
This particular mall offers all its visitors the opportunity to purchase the most branded, fashionable and quality products at a very pocket-friendly price. It is situated in the steadily developing district of Zeytinburnu. With 132 stores of both local and international mix, the olivium provides its visitors with the ease of shopping in a simple, modern light and spacious area. It also entails a parking garage with capacity of 1200, bowling areas, cinemas, play-areas for children, valet service as well as baby rooms and hypermarkets. Some of the brand stores you can find in the olivium include Adidas, Park Bravo, US Polo and LC Waikiki.