Kids Friendly Shopping Malls
Airport Outlet Center
Istanbul's Airport Outlet Shopping Mall is the first and only "Aviation" themed shopping center in Istanbul which opened its doors on 28 May 2008 in Atakoy. With a total of 6 floors, the mall evokes the spacious and modern architectural design with daylight which attracts attention to the 81,000 square metered mall. With a commercial space of 32,000 m2, and 3,500 m2 of garden accessories at this mall you can find everything from white goods for your home to appliances. You can also find among the 120 stores brand names and super markets, world famous technology and electronics.
Akasya Shopping mall newely opened in March 2014 as a latest addition to the city's shopping circuit and has made its mark with the full lingerie line of Victoria's Secret (which can not be found anywhere else), Crate&Barrel (to open in Spring 2014), Iro, Rag&Bone, Brooks Brothers, and many more not easily found on the Asian side of the city.
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Akmerkez has become an invaluable "shopping mall" brand, allowing you to spend your time leisurely in a way that enriches everyday life - freely and enjoyably with fashion, entertainment, fine dining, recreation, and even social obligations.
Designed to be the world's "best shopping center", Akmerkez was, in fact, selected Europe's "Best Shopping Mall" in 1995 by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The following year, Akmerkez was named the "World's Best Shopping Mall". Recognized with the award of "ICSC International Design and Development", the highest in its category, Akmerkez is the first shopping mall in the world to be given both of these awards.
Time and again, presenting itself as a brand to Turkey and visitors alike, Akmerkez keeps its promises, turning dreams into reality. With 1.5 million monthly visitors, each with an average stay of 3.5 hours - exceeding the global average - this alone places Akmerkez at the top of the list for brands embracing international standards. A hallmark of distinguished services and innovations, Akmerkez's well-deserved spot on this list is secure.
Aqua Florya
Changing the notion of a standard shopping center with its beachfront location and Istanbul Aquarium next to it, Aqua Florya, through its more than 140 stores and restaurants, exclusive list of brands, its principles and special concepts, offers everything in demand together.
With its sea view cafes and restaurants which offer flavors from different cuisines of the world, 11 cinemas with a capacity of 1,280 people, areas of exhibition and culture, amphitheatre with a capacity of 1,500 people where concerts and programs are hosted, parking lot with a capacity of 2,600 cars and many more, Aqua Florya AVM mesmerizes its guests through its beachfront location and unique views. Offering service 7 days a week between the hours 10:00 am and 10 pm, Aqua Florya AVM hosts its guests with its mesmerizing sea view and the atmosphere that makes people feel happy!
Buyaka offers a new lifestyle with its latest in national and international fashion brands, exclusive concepted children's entertainment area with terrace, gourmet cafes, restaurants and eating areas on the Anatolian side.
The mall includes a covered parking area of 116,932 square meters suitable for 1,200 vehicles alongside a 30,000 square meter commercial space in a 4-story shopping mall with 150 shops.
Open since 2007, Capacity Shopping Mall is one of the most visited shopping malls in Turkey. It houses 180 shops, a cinema, several cafes and restaurants and bars. Capacity is located approximately 10 minutes drive from Ataturk Airport in Bakirkoy, an area roughly defined as the ‘3rd District of Istanbul’.
Capacity Shopping Mall is named for its large capacity. The mall is the biggest of its kind in the area and is spread over 133,000 square meters with three ordinary floors and three basements. There is parking available for 2,400 cars.
Capitol Shopping & Entertainment Center has been open since 1993. This large mall, located in Uskudar on the Asian side of the city, has a wide range of shops, a supermarket and a cinema. Shoes, bags, accessories, fashion, electronics, jewellery, music, books, cosmetics, sportswear and design are offered in its shops, while the on-site Capitol Spectrum Cinemas has 14 cinemas. Movie tickets can be purchased on-line.
Capitol has a selection of restaurants serving a variety of fast food options such as KFC, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut and local brands as well as big coffee shops like Starbucks.
There is valet parking available as well as a doorman and service attendant options. Special events take place regularly and include things such as DJ’s, exhibitions, book signings, live music events and childrens events.
With a full sized carousel in its center, Carousel Shopping Mall provides shopping, entertainment, health and cultural activities with a desire to bring together families and their children. Located in Istanbul's Bakirkoy district, Carousel is within easy reach of Ataturk Airport.
Carousel Shopping Center has 117 stores selling a wide range of fashion, electronics, sportswear, books, music and cosmetics along with a number of fast food restaurants, cafeterias, an entertainment center and a 4 hall cinema. Migros Supermarket has a branch here.
International and local brands are spread over 3 main floors including Benetton, Diesel, Lacoste, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Pierre Cardin, Polo Garage, Vakko and TeknoSA.
The mall hosts regular guest speakers, book signings, exhibitions and performances. There is free parking available for shoppers and a special baby care unit.
In 1996, Carousel was awarded the "Jean-Louis Solal Marketing Award" by the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre, also known as Sisli Kultur ve Ticaret Merkezi (Sisli Culture and Trade Centre) is a modern shopping mall located in the Sisli district of Istanbul. Opened on 15 October 2005, Istanbul Cevahir was the largest shopping mall in Europe in terms of gross leasable area between 2005 and 2011, and is one of the largest in the world.
Istanbul Cevahir has a total floor area of 420,000 m2 and a gross leasable area of 110,000 square meters for shops and restaurants. The six retail floors of the shopping centre house 343 shops, 34 fast food restaurants and 14 exclusive restaurants.
The building's 2,500 square metered glass roof carries the second biggest clock in the world, with three-metre high digits.
The car park has an area of 71,000 square meters and the capacity to hold 2,500 cars, spread over four floors.
Other facilities include a large stage for shows and other events, 12 cinemas including a private theatre and a cinema for children, a bowling hall, a small roller coaster, and several other entertainment facilities.
Dogus Power Center
In 5-story shopping center, one of Turkey's largest automotive sales centers, Dogus Otomotiv started this 7,500 square meter center which also is home to several brand name stores such as Tepe Home, whom has a huge store located in the mall. Bookstores, textile shops, a large food court are in the mall except along side of a spa and a gym.