Shopping experience of all kind of tastes and budget
Taksim and its quarters are a shopping oasis. Istiklal Avenue, which starts from Taksim Square and leads down to historical subway system called "Tünel", is a pedestrian street where you can find all fashion styles from all well-known global brands in flamboyant boutiques.
And in the backstreets of Istiklal Avenue are design shops where everyone surely can find and enjoy something they like.
The avenue is a home to so many souvenir shops. There are several passages to shop souvenirs here. You must visit Aznavur, Danisment and Atlas passages, all located near Galatasaray High School. The historical Cicek Passage, famous with its restaurants, and Markiz Passage with its historical patisserie are among the most visited sites of Taksim.
Taksim addresses all kinds of tastes in terms of shopping. Its second-hand booksellers and antique shops in Cukurcuma and Tunel invite you to the tastes of the past.
Pour some sugar on your shopping experience
If you wish to pour some sugar on your shopping visit to Taksim, you can visit Haci Bekir Patisserie just at the start of the avenue and choose from among hundreds of different delicious sweets.
In Taksim, you can shop for fruit and vegetables as well. Balik Pazari, located nearby the world-famous Cicek Passage, is one of the most vivid aspects of Taksim with its fruit and vegetable stores rich with so many colors.
High class shopping of world class brands
And there is also Nisantasi. It is another quarter of Taksim just a subway station away. This is Istanbul's "Mecca of fashion". All high-end brands have boutiques in Nisantasi and its neighboring district called Tesvikiye. If you are a shopping lover, you should visit this paradise of fashion.