The Arasta Bazaar, also known as Sipahi Carsisi in Turkish, is located behind the Blue Mosque in the old city center, just next to the entrance of the Mosaic Museum. Despite the Grand Bazaar, Arasta Bazaar is a small and simple traditional market in Istanbul. There are about 40 shops lined on both sides of a street, selling mostly traditional items. Originally this place was built in the 17th century together with the mosque and used to be stabled during the Ottoman period. Several fires in the past destroyed the stables and it was left in ruins for a long time. It was converted into shops in the 1980s, permitting the money from rents to be used in the restoration works of the Blue Mosque.

SHOPPING AT ARASTA BAZAAR

Arasta Bazaar is a tidy market street in the heart of Istanbul. The bazaar is located on a narrow street with many lovely gift shops selling carpets and kilims, travel souvenirs, tiles and scarves on both sides of the street.

Arasta Bazaar is also known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, textiles, carpet shops. In the Arasta Bazaar, a thriving shopping arcade makes both shopping and sightseeing very convenient. You can find more than seventy stores in the bazaar.

All shops in the Arasta Bazaar open from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some of the shops are open on Sundays.

The mosaics found in the environs of the Arasta Bazaar during excavation work in the 1930s proved that the territory once had belonged to a Byzantine Palace complex. While you are here, you can visit the Great Palace Mosaic Museum underneath the Arasta Bazaar. For a relaxing and charming experience, visit the Arasta Bazaar in Istanbul.

Since their opening in September 2007, they are working non-stop with their 300 stores to offer the best service to their visitors. It provides a vast selection thanks to our 270.000m2 construction area, 87.000m2 store area, 3600 units carpark and a wide range of stores.

The shopping mall features both indoor and outdoor space. With its giant glass dome and glass ceilings, our mall brings the sun in and gives our visitors the perfect harmony of indoor comfort and outdoor airiness.

Here, visitors can experience the joy of sitting under the shade of a tree or the comfort of chit-chatting with a local shopkeeper, together with the ultimate pleasure of watching a movie in a state-of-the-art theater or the fulfillment of living an active city life. All is possible under one roof.

It managed to combine fun, sports and shopping thanks to 12 theater cinema complex (1 IMAX 3D), 3500 m2 Hillside City Club gym and fine restaurants offering the delicacies of world cuisines. Also, 20 little specialty stores at their Bazaar area are ready to serve your gourmet pleasures.

In 2008, the world’s biggest real estate and retail expo, Mapic, crowned them as the “Shopping Mall developer of the Year Award”.
In 2009, International Shopping Mall Council ICSC awarded them with Grand Opening, Expansion & Renovation and Maxi Silver awards.
The same year we were also announced as Europe’s Best Shopping Mall by ICSC. Also, Shopping Malls and Retailers Association AMPD gave them the award “Shopping Mall of the Year” award.

Stores

Some of the international brands in the shopping center are Adidas Originals, Armani, Armani Exchange, Audi City, B&G Store, Bath&Body Works, Benetton, Bershka, Beymen, Bobbi Brown, Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Camper, Chanel, Diesel, Dior, Divarese, Dolce&Gabbana, Fendi, Flormar, Foot Locker, Fred Perry, Gant, GAP, Gucci, H&M, Hermes, Hugo Boss, LCW, Massima Dutti, Michael Kors, Oysho, Prada, Rolex, Samsonite, Swarovski, So Chic, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger, Vakko, Victoria’s Secret, Zara, Zara Home.

Cafes and Restaurants

Some of the food chains in Istinye Park Shopping Center are Burger King, Godiva, Häagen-Dazs, La Petite Maison, Le Pain Quotidien, Mcdonald’s, Nusret, Starbucks, The House Cafe.

  • 40.000 m2
  • 117 stores and 26 restaurants in 4 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.
Best global and local brands, coolest restaurants are all waiting for you between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm. Some restaurants and cafes at Kanyon are also open for early breakfasts and late dinners.

Stores

Some of the international brands in the shopping center are Accessorize, Agent Provocateur, B&G Store, Banana Republic, Birkenstock, Calvin Klein Jeans, Camper, Daniel Wellington, Fred Perry, GAP, Gratis, Harvey Nichols, Intimissimi, Lego Store, MAC, Mango, Marks&Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mavi, Miniso, NARS, New Balance, Overgame, Samsonite, Samsung, Sephora, Sony, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski, Tchibo, The Body Shop, The North Face, Tobacconist, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Vakko, Vakko Home, Yves Rocher, Zara Home.

Cafes and Restaurants

Some of the food chains in Kanyon Shopping Center Backhaus, Big Chefs, Burger King, Godiva, Häagen-Dazs, Kitchenette, L’Entrecote de Paris, Le Pain Quotidien, Nusr-Et Burger, Plus Kitchen, Saray Muhallebicisi, Starbucks Coffee, SushiCo, Suvla Wine Shop, The House Cafe, Wagamama, Walter’s Coffee Roastery, Welldone, Zula.

Creating an unequaled living space at the heart of Istanbul, Zorlu Center is now the “meeting venue in the city”.

Zorlu Shopping Mall is built on a land of a totally of 105.000 m² comprising the main court of 10.000 m² and the second court of 12.000 m² in addition to a leasable area of 73.000 m² which is home to approximately 205 stores.

Beymen, located on an area of 9.600 m², introduces a brand new concept to the visitors of Zorlu Shopping Mall. Apple introduces the iconic cube store concept specific to New York in its first store opened in Turkey. Bvlgari, Balmain, Tiffany & Co., Brooks Brothers, Cos,  Lanvin, Pomellato, Stella McCartney, and Superdry are other brands preferring Zorlu Shopping Mall to open their first store in Turkey.

In addition to fashion giants such as Burberry, Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce&Gabbana, Dior,  DSQUARED2, Fendi, Elie Saab, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Moncler, MontBlanc, Miu Miu, Prada, Saint Laurent, Sevan Bıçakçı, Sponza, Tory Burch, Urart, Valentino, Zorlu Shopping Mall is home to various attractive fashion brands including, Zara, Abdullah Kığılı, Beymen Club, Gant, GAP, İpekyol, Lacoste, Mango, Network, Pinko, Pomelatto, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, Vakko, Vakkorama, Yargıcı and as well as the largest H&M store in Turkey on an area of 3.000 m².

Zorlu Shopping Mall creates a difference with its gourmet concept. In addition to Eataly,  Morini and which are introduced to Turkish markets for the first time, local restaurants such as Hacı Abdullah, Cantinery, Günaydın, and Welldone designed brand new concepts for Zorlu Shopping Mall.

Zorlu Shopping Mall offers an extraordinary movie experience to cinephiles with a totally of 8 movie theatres opened by Cinemaximum with a capacity of 1.212.

Zorlu Shopping Mall is open to visitors between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week.