Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Describe what it's like and why travelers should come here. You can also add a photo.
A Worthy Souvenir of the City
Mavi means “blue” in Turkish, as in denim, and retailer Mavi is analogous to the Gap in Turkey, producing fashionable and affordable clothing actually made in the country. While they now have a worldwide presence, you’ll find shops in each of Istanbul’s considerable clutch of shopping malls, as well as several on Istiklal Caddesi, and in Nisantasi and Kadikoy. In addition to jeans, Mavi collaborates with local artists for their range of original and surprisingly non-touristy Istanbul t-shirts, with designs depicting iconic city silhouettes like the Galata Tower or graphics of ubiquitous street cats and seagulls. The shirts are a good choice for kids’ souvenirs especially, and if you forget to shop, you’ll also find them at the airport (at a decent but reasonable markup from city stores).