Tel Aviv Shopping
Tel Aviv undoubtedly offers the best shopping options for
tourists to Israel. Whether you''re looking for speciality items,
high fashion, or some authentic Israeli souvenirs, you are bound to
find what you''re looking for in Tel Aviv.
There are three main types of shopping experience to be had in
Tel Aviv. Firstly (and most memorably), are the city''s wonderful,
colourful market-places (shuks). These open-air markets bustle from
dawn to dusk and - over and above the exciting things to buy from
their noisy vendors - are tourist attractions in themselves, giving
visitors a real taste of the Middle East. The biggest and busiest
market is the Carmel Market (near Allenby Street), but the Flea
Market (Rabi Nachman Street) is a great place for antique-hunters,
and the Levinsky Market (on Levinsky Street) is the place to go for
dried foods and spices.
Tel Aviv also has a fast-growing shopping mall culture, and if
you''re looking for international brands these establishments are
probably a good place to start. Even if you''re not a mall person
back home, you might find yourself enjoying the air-conditioned
interiors of these places more than the shopping that''s on offer!
The biggest and best shopping malls in Tel Aviv are Azriely, the
Dizengoff Centre and Gan Ha''ir - all located near the city
Tel Aviv also has a few remaining speciality shopping streets.
For those seeking fashion deals, Dizengoff Street is a must (and
particularly, the second-hand clothing store Daffodil 11); while
those after arts, crafts, jewellery and Judaica products should
head to Gordon Street. Finally, haute couture junkies should try
coincide their visit to Tel Aviv with the City Designers'' Market,
where twice a year (in February and August) the city''s top
designers present their latest creations to the admiring