Every year, thousands of tourists visit İzmir to take a summer vacation and to visit historical sites such as Ephesus. Tourists coming to Turkey do their shopping because the Turkish lira is cheap against the dollar and the euro. Apart from the best Izmir shopping malls, we will talk about the most visited and the best Izmir fake markets.
Do not think that these markets only sell fake products. Many financial reasons are stuck in customs and products bought by auction are sold. They also sell previous season products of brands at affordable prices. If you want to buy original products, you can also find the best shopping centers in Izmir in our article.
The Turkish lira has lost a lot of value in the last two years, and in the last year, 1 euro was equal to 19.5, and 1 dollar was equal to 18.5 Turkish Lira. Therefore, Turkey is very cheap for foreign tourists.
If you are thinking of going from Izmir to Istanbul, we recommend you to take a look at our fake markets Istanbul article, and if you are thinking of going to Antalya, we recommend you to take a look at our best fake markets in Antalya article.
Also, if you’re traveling to Izmir and want to learn more, check out the Izmir itinerary.
Table of Contents
- Best Izmir Shopping Malls
- Izmir Fake Markets
- Questions About Izmir Shopping Centers and Izmir Fake Shopping
Best Izmir Shopping Malls
In the Izmir Shopping Malls guide section, we will talk about Luxury shopping centers where you can shop in Izmir, cheap shopping centers selling Outlet products, and Izmir Streets where you can shop.
Istinye Park Izmir Shopping Mall
Istinye Park Shopping Centers, located in Izmir and Istanbul, is one of the most luxurious shopping centers in Turkey. Apart from many popular stores, you can find them in boutique luxury stores. You can also find a very large fast food or luxury restaurant in Istinye Park Izmir.
How to go to Istinye Park Izmir?
It is very easy to reach the İstinye Park Shopping Center located in the Balçova district of İzmir.
You can easily reach İstinye Park AVM by metro, bus, tram, and ferry. Those who will provide metro and tram transportation should get off at the Fahrettin Altay stop. The mall is located next to the metro and tram stop.
The bus stop is right in front of the mall. Those who will come by ferry should get off at Üçkuyular Ferry Pier and walk to the shopping center. The ferry port and İstinyepark shopping center are within a 10-minute walk.
You can take a look at the map to go to Istinye Park Izmir by car.
İstinye Park İzmir Opening Hours
Istinye Park İzmir shopping center is open every day and opening hours are between 10:00 and 22:00 (10 AM-10 PM).
Istinye Park Izmir Stores
There are many luxury stores in İstinye Park İzmir. The main clothing, dress, watch, bag, and shoe stores are as follows; Louis Vuitton, Prada, Sephora, Massimo Dutti, Miu Miu, Benetton, Aldo, Vakko, Mocassini, Paul&Shark, Bershka, Beymen, Brandy’s, Boyner, Calvin Klein, Rolex, Camper, Columbia, Deichmann, Diesel, Derimod, Diverse, ECCO, Emporio Armani, ELLE, Furla, Glocal, HatFarm(Hat Brand), Hugo Boss, İlvi, İpekyol, Lacoste, Nike, Oysho, Pull&Bear, Rue, Stradivarius, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armor, W Collection, Zadig&Voltaire(Perfume), Zara, Haremlique is the main İstinye Park stores.
Hilltown Izmir Shopping Mall
Hilltown Shopping Center, located in the Karşıyaka District of İzmir, is the shopping center where you can find the most luxury brands after İstinye Park Shopping Center. It is very pleasant to sit in the cafe in the Hilltown shopping center, which also has an outdoor area. There is also a movie theater.
How to go to Hilltown AVM Izmir?
If you want to go to Hilltown shopping center by public transportation, you can reach Izmir metro (İZBAN), tram, or bus. If you are going by bus or metro, you should get off at the stop called Mavişehir. If you are going by tram, you should get off at the stop named M.Kemal Atatürk Sports Hall.
You can take a look at the Hilltown AVM map to go by car.
Hilltown Izmir Working Hours
Hilltown Izmir shopping mall is open every day and opening hours are from 10:00 to 22:00 (10 AM-10 PM).
Hilltown Izmir Stores
There are many luxury stores in Hilltown İzmir. The main clothing, dress, watch, bag, and shoe stores are as follows; Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armor, Puma, Rolex, Sephora, Lacoste, Vakko, Columbia, Yves Rocher, Atelier Rebul, Bershka, Beymen, Blue Diamond, Bluemint, Boyner, Camper, Dagi, Deichmann, Derimod, Elle, English Home, Flormar, Gant, GAP, Gratis, H&M, Jack&Jones, Joker Baby, Kiticate, LCW, LTB, Loft, Mudo, Marks & Spencer, Blue, Massimo Dutti, Mi Store, Media Markt, NetWork, Nike, OXXO, Oysho, Penti, Pierre Cardin, Polo Garage, Pull&Bear, Samsonite, Skechers, Sneaks Up, Stradivarius, Super Step, Suwen, W Collection, Zara.
Izmir Optimum Shopping Mall
Located in the Gaziemir district of Izmir, the Optimum shopping center is a little outside of the city, but it is very easy to reach. In this mall, you can find outlet stores of many national brands and Turkish clothing stores with cheap prices but high quality.
If you are thinking of shopping in İzmir, it may be beneficial to visit İzmir Optimum Shopping Center.
There is also a pub, cinema, and concert venue in Optimum AVM. Check out the Izmir Optimum map.
How to go to İzmir Optimum?
The easiest way to go to İzmir Optimum, which is located in Gaziemri and is İzmir’s largest outlet shopping center, is to use the metro named İzban. If you prefer to go with Izban, you should get off at Esbaş stop.
If you want to go by bus, you can get off at Esbaş or Aegean Free Zone stops. You can find out about the buses going to İzmir Optimum here.
İzmir Optimum Working Hours
Izmir Optimum shopping mall is open every day and its working hours are between 10:00 and 22:00 (10 AM-10 PM).
Forum Bornova Shopping Center
Forum Bornova, one of the most admired shopping centers in Izmir, is a shopping center with open streets. It is very enjoyable to walk around, especially in nice weather. It is in Bornova, one of the very popular districts of Izmir.
In addition to affordable brands, it also hosts luxury brands such as Victoria’s Secret B&A, Vakko, Ray-Ban, and Massimo Dutti.
How to go to Forum Bornova Shopping Mall?
The easiest way to go to Bornova, one of the most popular districts of İzmir, is to come to the Bornova stop by Metro and take bus number 59. If you don’t want to take the bus, you can get off at the station called Sanayi and walk for 20 minutes.
Forum Bornova Opening Hours
Forum Bornova shopping center is open every day and opening hours are from 10:00 to 22:00 (10 AM-10 PM).
Izmir Fake Markets
Izmir is the third most populous city in Turkey with a population of 4.5 million, and for this reason, there are many fake markets where you can buy fake products. We will talk about the most reliable and cheapest ones among Izmir fake markets.
Apart from these three fake markets, there are many fake shops and public markets in Kadifekale, but it may not be very safe for you. If you choose to go here, you should be careful.
Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar
The Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar, which was founded in 1650, is a popular tourist destination in Izmir and there are many historical inns on the street. Besides shopping, it will be an authentic trip.
The most famous of the historical Kemeraltı Bazaar inns is the Kizlar Agasi Inn. After you do your shopping, don’t forget to drink Turkish coffee and have a fortune-telling here.
There are many fake bags, fake shoes, and fake markets where you can buy clothes from famous brands in and around the inns in the historical Kemeraltı Bazaar.
You can find the best fake markets of Izmir in the Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar.
Bostanli Public Market
Bostanlı Public Market, which is open on Wednesdays, is also known as the Society Market. Although the quality of the products is slightly lower than the stores in Kemeraltı, this is the cheapest fake market in İzmir.
In the Bostanlı Public Market, you can find the products of the previous season as well as the fake products of famous brands at cheap prices.
You can take a look at the Bostanlı Public Market map.
Izmir Alsancak Fake Markets
If you’ve been to Izmir, you’ve probably gone to Alsancak or you’ll miss it. You can find many fake shops and buy quality fake products in the passages in Alsancak.
Questions About Izmir Shopping Centers and Izmir Fake Shopping
Is it safe to buy fake products in Izmir?
It is safe to buy fake products in Izmir or Turkey, but some try to sell them more expensive than they are to tourists. If possible, go shopping with a Turkish person or try to get some information about prices.
Why is Turkey famous for its fake products?
The Turkish textile industry is highly developed. The products of many famous brands sold in Europe are produced in industries in Turkey. Turkish companies gaining this experience produce their replicas and sell them at cheap prices in the Turkish domestic market.
Are there any cheap shopping malls in Izmir?
We can count İzmir Optimum, Ege Park AVM, and İzmir Agora Mall among the cheap shopping centers in İzmir. There are outlet stores of many brands in these shopping centers.