Leave all the Armani, Gucci or Versace behind when travelling to these places. The most exciting thing to do while traveling is shopping from street market. I being shopaholic with poor bargaining skill love things which are not with high brand stores and are only available in these market such exclusive things keep reminding of the place of origin.
These Local street bazaars offer the true flavor of a city and make sure to wander about with child-like curiosity to see what it extends at its nooks and gullies. Picking unique memorabilia, gifts for family and friends at affordable prices, street markets have always attracted me.
Street markets are a definite do-not-miss part of a vacation itinerary.
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul:
Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily
Things to lookout for Evil eye trinkets, small carpets, hookah lamps, Turkish tea sets and spices.
Chatuchak Jatujak weekend market ,situated on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak ,Bangkok, is the largest market in Thailand Frequently called J.J., it opened in 1982 and covers over 35 acres , with upwards of 15,000 stalls. It is estimated that the market receives 200,000 visitors each day
Famous for Household items such as cushions, bed spreads, wicker baskets and mats.
Oxford Street, London:
Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London. It is Europe’s busiest shopping street, and as of 2011 had approximately 300 shops. The street was formerly part of the London-Oxford road which began at Newgate, City of London, and was known as the Oxford Road.
Each Christmas Oxford Street is decorated with festive lights. The Christmas lights began in 1959, five years after the neighboring Regent Street began the tradition.This street is a favourite of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. She says that the best brands often offer discounts here and amazing food stalls just add to the overall street magic.
Marrakech Souks ,Morocco
The highlight of any visit to Marrakech and one of the top tourist attractions in Morocco is the Jemaa El Fnaa square and market. By day this square at the heart of the medina is largely filled with snake charmers and people with monkeys, as well as some of the more common stalls. As the day progresses the square becomes more crowded, with story-tellers, magicians, and peddlers of traditional medicines. As dark descends the square fills with dozens of food-stalls, and the crowds are at their height.
Hari Raya Bazaar ,Singapore
Beautiful “Ramadan bazaars” are held in various areas, with the largest ones in Geylang Serai where you can find several huge dents filled with special Ramadan dishes, colorful drinks and delicious cookies so called “kuehs”. As it is also custom to buy new cloths, new decorations and items for the house, the dents are offering everything from cushion covers, to bed sheets to handicrafts.
Famous for Local sweets, sorbets, flowers, utility kitchenware and street foods.
Bondi flea market , Australia
Established in 1993, the Bondi Markets are open every Sunday in the wonderful, beachfront grounds of Bondi Beach Public School. Come to the Markets and you’ll find original designer clothing, exotic imports, hand made jewellery, arts, crafts, homewares, retro furniture, vintage clothes and so much more
Famous for handmade goods such as soaps, pearl sets, shawls, outfits and embroidered bags and boots.
is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver, under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge. The peninsula was once an industrial manufacturing area, but today it is now a hotspot for Vancouver tourism and entertainment. The area has received much acclaim in recent years for its buildings and shopping experience.
Grand Bay, Mauritius
Nowhere can you better feel the heart and soul of Mauritius than in its markets. It offers besides the shopping of unique products to blend into the population’s customs and habits. To live whole new sensations, of colours, scent, which combine to form the uniqueness of this diversity. No places best describes this than Port Louis market at the centre of the capital. Stall of colourful tropical fruits and vegetables are found side by side with medicinal plants and spices. You can also find clothes and a special arts and crafts section. Another very popular market is the one at Quatre Bornes, it is held on every Thursdays and Sundays. It is specialised in textile products that are sold at very attractive prices.
Famous for Spices and locally produced sugar gift boxes. T-shirts and wood-based craft items.
Ladies Street Market, Hongkong
Famous for Handbags, watches, T-shirts, wallets, shoes, jeans, underwear, sunglasses, jewellery. Items similar to Ed Hardy, Tiffany, Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, Tag, Diesel, Converse, True religion, Cath Kidston…. and the list goes on.You can also find pashminas, DVD’s, soccer outfits, tourist T shirts, iphone/ipad accessories, gadgets, dolls, clocks, belts, socks, toys and branded lycra bike gear.
Dusseldorf street Market,Germany
Here you can enjoy throughout the holidays so-called Christmas Markets These are the kind of fairs, arranged in the center of major cities, where you can find lots of chic boutiques that sell wooden toys, candy, gingerbread, mulled wine and other goodies to sweeten your cold days of winter.
In the center of these fairs, most times there are carousels and skating where children can enjoy themselves freely.
Famous for Christmas candles,toys