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Global Shopping Guide: Istanbul Video

Learn how to hunt down treasures in the Grand Bazaar in Turkey.

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Hi, everybody. This is Dayna Spitz the shopping editor of marieclaire.com. And, I'm here at Istanbul, Turkey. I'm super excited to be here. It's one of my favorite places to shop. It's really where East meets West, really traditional. And, that super representative in all the shopping we're gonna be doing. We're gonna start at the Grand Bazaar which is like the oldest shopping mall in the world since the 15th century. We're gonna meet really great new young designers and lots of things in between. So, let's go and hit the streets. Okay, so we're here at the Grand Bazaar. So, one of the things on my list was definitely scarves. This is a really cool scarf. Hi, there.

Hi, welcome [unknown].

Hi, I'm Dayna. I had a little bit more of a [unknown].

[unknown] to it.

And how much is this?

$25 but I can do it for a best price 15.

Everything is negotiable in a bazaar.


So notice, 25 down to 15 like this. Love it. So, I have been told you have really good Ikat and I'm like crazy about Ikats.

Yes, we have something for you.

Oh, these are gorgeous. Oh my God. This one is screaming out my name. So, if you can do a better price I will buy 2 of those. And, then 2 of these.

Same size?

Same size.

[unknown] 2 inches.

I'm looking for Kilim accessory. This bag, I love so I definitely needed to find out the price of that. How much is this bag?

Yes, ma'am. It's about 170 US dollars.

170 US? Really nice.


But that's out of my budget.


Too much money.


So, I'm here. I am looking for a large ring. I like a really large facetted stone.


I'm gonna sit because my feet are killing me. A tip: Don't wear high heels when you're shopping in the Grand Bazaar.


Your feet will kill. Very nice. And, how much is something like this?

That's 50, 60, 37.

Okay. So, that's like 30 US dollars… something like that.

Yes, 30 US… yeah, yeah. All right.

Right? Oh, I can't get it off so I guess I'm buying it, huh? We are at Derimod. Do you have 38 in this? Oh, these are hot. And, these are $120 in the real [unknown]. These are actually super cool. Oh my goodness. So far I like 2 pairs of this. 2 pairs. I think I'm gonna have to buy more like each. In Galata area, there's just only little gems of small stores everywhere… these young designers. Hi, there. I'm Dayna of Marie Claire.


And I like this. Oh my God, I love this. I could see somebody wearing this for the Oscar's or any [unknown] something.

Oh, maybe one day.

Right? I love the shirts.

Thank you.

I mean this is… this is a classic white shirt which everybody needs in their wardrobe.


Way cooler. So, we're in a little store called Buka. Oh I love this one. She's a really young designer known for her patchwork dresses. Wow. This is so cute, oh my God. She'll make the all out of the cycle of (Catherine?) from her last collection. Hi, my name is Dayna. I'm with Marie Claire.

Hello. [unknown].

So you have a modest [unknown] the shop. Oh, I love this hat. So, tell me. How much is this hat?

70 Turkish lira.


$50. So, I read a lot about your shop. Wow. This is really beautiful. Yeah, I mean this is [unknown] really great 225. I am very drawn to these rings. Okay, this is so cool. I love it. It's so simple but something different. Okay. I am gonna get it. I love it. Oh my gosh [unknown] that I bought. As you can see I love shopping. And I [unknown] just unbelievable things. And, now I need to figure out how to get everything back to New York. [unknown] Istanbul.

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