Kusadasi is a shoppers paradise, with markets and boutiques, as well as the grand bazaar and shopping centers you are spoilt for choice. You can buy anything from spices to clothes, from ceramics to leather jackets. The shops have no set opening times in Kusadasi and usually stay open from early in the morning until late at night.
Grand Bazaar – This is a massive collection of shops in a small area selling things like souvenirs, carpets, jewellery, clothes and leather. Its a 5 minute walk from the port and therefore the prices go up when there are cruise ships in the docks, which in the summer season is almost everyday. You should always try to haggle here, going in at least half the price. If the shop keepers offer you tea or ask you to go and chat to them don’t be put off their just being friendly. When haggling don’t show too much interest in the item you want to buy. The shops that you buy jeans/shirts from they will measure you and make some that fit you perfectly. These shops are open in the summer season from 9 in the morning till 12am at night.
Markets – Kusadasi has 3 markets, firstly the Tuesday market which is for fruit and vegetables. The second being the clothes and textile market on Wednesday which is very busy as you can get very good value on fake designer clothes and bags, and then Fridays market is once again selling fruit and vegetables as well as other foods like spices and fish.
Selcuk Market, held on a Saturday in the town, is also very popular with tourists as the hassle here is almost non existent.
There are lots of tourist shops around the streets of Kusadasi that sell souvenirs and fake designer clothes such as Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein to name but a few. Jeans, handbags, sunglasses, belts and watches seem to be the most popular purchases.
In the Port Area there is also a shopping center called Scala Nuova, the shops here are the real deal though so can be on the expensive side and you cannot haggle in them.
Located 40 minutes away from Kusadasi, and accessible by dolmus, are the Soke Shopping Outlets. There are 4 outlets along the main road housing shops such as Quiksilver, Adidas, Nike, Benetton, Billabong, Levis, as well as a collection of Turkish high street brands.
In the old village of Sirince, you will find a small enclosed market selling many handicrafts and hand made jewelery, which are perfect to take home as souvenirs for your loved ones.