In Ankara, there are around 40 malls, while there are less than 20 in Antalya and there are around 30 in Izmir. On the other hand, there more than 100 malls in Istanbul.
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to compare them because everyone’s expectations are different and there may be misdirection also. We can only talk about a few. For example, Viaport Asia (in Pendik) is close to Sabiha Gokcen Airport and it might be preferred on your way to the airport. On the way to Istanbul Airport, Mall of Istanbul (in Basaksehir) can be preferred. In İzmir, Optimum (in Gaziemir) is on the airport road.
Textile products in Turkey are both quality and cheap. The subcontractors of many famous brands are also in Turkey. If you want to buy cheap goods of international brands, you should visit the malls. Also, be sure to collect your invoice for tax refund at the airport.
Exception: The factory of Hugo Boss is in Izmir and you can find the products of the brand in the store on the way to the airport at very reasonable prices.
As you know, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaars are the most famous ones in Istanbul. If you want to visit these two points, you have to take a day. You should leave other historical and religious places in the region to another day. It would be better if you started your trip at Spice Bazaar. After it, you can walk to the Grand Bazaar for less than 10 minutes.
You can read more about these two and others as soon as possible on the blog. The first three photos in the content are from Grand Bazaar and the other three are from Spice Bazaar.
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