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What to buy in Turkey?
Published 4 September, 2020

While talking about holiday in such a culturally different place as Turkey it is impossible not to mention shopping.  Tourists who come here for holidays  use it as a good opportunity to do some shopping. Shopping for all kinds is very popular. When asked - what to buy in Turkey – the answer is in our new article!

1)      BUY CLOTHES IN TURKEY 

Branded clothes  are cheaper.

Buying designer clothes in Turkey is a bit risky. It is no secret that Turkey is famous for the production and sale fakes  of the world's best fashion brands. Clothes, bags, watches, shoes, etc.  These knock-offs  are of different quality. Cheaper ones cannot be mistaken for the originals. More expensive ones are almost identical copies of the original clothes and sometimes they can be difficult to distinguish from the original branded products.

WARNING! All buyers of such clothes should be aware of the fact that it is not legal to bring counterfeit clothes into the European Union. Detection of counterfeits during border control exposes us to their confiscation and in some cases additionally punishment.

 In Alanya it is very easy to find many chain stores that have great, fashionable  clothes. Everyone who wants to buy clothes while their holidays in Turkey should go to:

  • LC Wakiki – twice lower prices of clothing, all sizes available!
  • Penti - beautiful swimsuits and underwear.
  • LTB -  huge choice of pants
  • DeFacto
  • Mavi Jeans  - fashionable, high quality jeans
  • Koton - most similar to the well-known H&M

Clothes prices in these stores are much lower than in Europe.  And remember, we don't bargain in chain stores. You can see there the prices of all products and they are non-negotiable. Any kind of promotion or sale is well marked.

2)      JEWELLERY IN TURKEY

Did you hear about “The prophet’s eye”?

Yes, it visible in every corner in Turkey:  small blue and black bead. Symbolizes peace and safety.

Gold or silver rings, earrings, necklace – yes, great gift for a lovely one.

3)      TURKISH SWEETS AND SPICES CANNOT BE MISSED!

The most popular sweets which you can buy and bring your family or friends are baklava and soft Turkish Delights.  In case of spices: black and red pepper, powder paprika, sumak, curry and special (available in prepared packets) chicken or fish mix.

4)      TURKISH COSMETICS

Natural olive oil, goat milk or pomegranate seed extracts – no, nothing new, because if you go to any souvenir shop or pharmacy you easily can find these in cosmetics in Turkey.

5)      TURKISH CARPETS

It might be a little stereotype but sometimes people buy carpet as a gift from Turkey. 

 

Have a good shopping!