The Bodrum Peninsula is located on the western coast of Turkey, and where to shop in Bodrum was definitely one of my questions once I landed. Everyone then pointed out I head out to the luxury department stores, brands etc. Nope. That is not what I was looking for. I remember back in 2005 when I first visited, I bought the most beautiful beach jumpsuit, you might have seen it on instagram on some posts in Seychelles. That was 15 years ago! I still have it and, I still wear it to the beach! So, those were the things I remembered from Bodrum. I was not looking to shop in Bodrum for anything other than bohemian dresses, beautiful art and maybe, just maybe the carpet of my dreams. Here is a list of places to go to in Bodrum if you ever asked the question ” Where to Shop in Bodrum – A Bohemian Guide!”
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Pedestrian Old Town Area Shopping
You will find everything you need. Carpets, bijoux, sunglasses, shoes, handmade leather, dresses, paintings and even lots of outdoor restaurants by the beach.
Bodrum Weekly Markets
After Turgutreis Saturday Pazar, the Bodrum weekly market is the next largest one on the Bodrum Peninsula.
- At Tuesday’s Textile market the stalls consist of clothing and bags, bedding and household items.
- On Friday’s it’s the main fruit and vegetable Market
- There’s a smaller fruit and vegetable market on Thursday’s
The pazar is easy to find. Just head to the Dolmus Station, and the covered pazar is on the north side of the station. There’s a huge entrance way with a Bodrum Belediyesi sign above the entrance.
Designer Wear at the Milta Bodrum Marina
To the west of Bodrum Castle is Salmakis Bay, which is the location of Bodrum’s Milta Marina Shopping Centre. Follow Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi (Street) to the west side of the bay, and there’s a cluster of fashion, home decor and accessory shops running parallel to the Marina.
Handmade, Made to Measure Leather Sandals
One of the oldest sandal makers in Bodrum is Guney Sandalet. Prices start around 100TL, and the cost rises depending on the style you choose. These shoes are 100% leather, and made to measure so they fit your feet exactly, and styles range from flip flops, Grecian-style sandals and casual shoes. Another Sandal maker is Taban Sandals, who have been in business since 1970, and are located just off Bar Street.
Gümüşlük and Yalikavak
If you are looking for unique hand made crafts with the best quality, then the craft markets stalls of Gümüşlük and Yalikavak is the place to be!
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