Hi! I'm going to Istanbul from Dublin for an extended long weekend. In addition to blitzing as many important sights as possible, I was hoping to do a bit of shopping. I'm really looking for names of shops and how I can find them.
- I wanted to buy a digital camera for my friend's birthday. Can anyone recommend a large electronics store (like MediaMarkt in Europe, or Dixons in Ireland, or Future Shop in Canada)?
- Where can you buy cartons of cigarettes? I will probably buy duty free on the way home, but I wanted to buy a couple duty-paid cartons as well (because of the duty free limits).
- Are there any clothing stores for men that sell contemporary international styles at local prices? I imagine that any international chains will be charging international prices.
- Are there any big pharmacies, like Boots (in Ireland) or Shoppers (in Canada), to buy cheaper products (face wash, Advil, condoms)?
I know it sounds like I'm going to Istanbul to watch MTV, eat at McDonalds, and shop at H&M, but it's not the case! I just wanted a couple of hours of shopping to pay for the cost of the flights.
Thanks in advance for your advice!