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Shopping in Istanbul’s Bazaars

Shopping in Istanbul’s Bazaars

Lifestyle
The Grand Bazaar and the more authentic Egyptian Spice Market, situated in the old heart of the city, are two must-sees on any first-time traveler’s itinerary. Both of these popular tourist haunts close on Sundays, so plan accordingly. The Grand Bazaar – Beyazit, Istanbul Also known as the Covered Bazaar (Kapaliçarsi), this Ottoman-era covered market is home to thousands of vendors selling gold, Turkish carpets, clothing, handicrafts, silver, copperware, ceramics, leather bags, jewelry and other traditional Turkish souvenirs. Its origins date back to the 15th Century to the time of Mehmet the Conquerer (1451-1481). Covering 30 hectars, it extends over 65 streets, which are named after the Turkish crafts that are on display. However, let the buyer beware! Before visiting this Al...
How to change shopping habits in recession

How to change shopping habits in recession

Lifestyle
There is no telling when it will happen; that light-bulb moment, when a woman finally realizes, although she has a closet full of clothes, she still has nothing to wear! For a lucky some this happens in their late 20s or early 30s— but for many, it happens around our 40s when it dawns on us that we can no longer get away with a lot of wacky seasonal trends and carrying off much of today’s cheap, disposable fashion. That light bulb moment, when it comes, is a realization that looking good is less about fashion and more about style and glamour. It is about looking at our overstuffed wardrobe, and discovering that by spending money on badly made and ethically dubious clothing, many of our garments have a short life span, are not particularly versatile, and don’t give us the wardrobe...
What is Mystery Shopping; What are its Do’s and Don’ts

What is Mystery Shopping; What are its Do’s and Don’ts

Business
Being successful in mystery shopping, like anything else, requires a degree of hard work and perseverance. Jobs and assignments do not fall down out of the sky, and just like any 9-to-5 place of employment, if too many mistakes are made, whether they are unintentional or otherwise, can cause people to be seen as more of a liability, rather than as an asset. Success Can Happen Schedulers are not eager to work with difficult people who do not take anything seriously, including guidelines and practices. Having to reschedule and reassign jobs is a nuisance at best, and can cause the schedulers their own level of anxieties. The same holds true for editors – they are not there to nitpick over every misspelled word or misplaced comma, but having to practically rewrite a report for struc...
Why Paris Visit Is For Kids

Why Paris Visit Is For Kids

Travel
As much as one would think that Paris is not good for kids, because of its noisy streets and big crowds, it actually is. Paris offers more than 400 parks, and there are many playgrounds as well. The kids will have fun even if there is no trip to Disneyland Paris. Paris is a great place for kids. Paris For Kids Montmartre, a neighbourhood in Paris, is an area which is good for kids. There is a beautiful carousel right below the famous sacre coeur church. And on top of sacre coeur there is a lot to see, including various entertainers and performers that kids will love. There is an icecream shop on nearby rue du Chevalier de la Barre, in case the kids are in the mood for some ice cream. The area also offers plenty of cafes and sandwich shops. There is an excellent playground in J...
Great Places to Shop in Prague

Great Places to Shop in Prague

Featured, Travel
Unlike in other European cities, shopping in Prague hasn't had long to evolve. Communist department stores like Máj didn't exactly follow international style trends. While developing their own sense of style, the people of Prague have been strongly influenced by other countries, especially Italy and Spain. The blonde in stilettos and faded jeans (with a Dior bag) is the prototypical Prague supermodel, and it is these women - their images all over the Prague tabloids - who lead shopping trends. The Prague Fashion Scene On Na príkope, the main artery of Prague’s shopping district where you're never far from a branch of the Italian fashion chain Bloom, there are at least 15 shoe stores, and Spanish retailer Mango has expanded into the building next door. The designer boutiques, like...
Why Online Shopping Is Better Than Offline

Why Online Shopping Is Better Than Offline

Lifestyle, Technology
Online shopping has made finding bargains easier than ever. Instead of weekly visits to a store to check on clearance items and endless hours going from store to store for the best deals, shoppers can make a few calculated clicks to find the style they want at a price they can afford. By using the shopping tools provided by online stores and shopping sites along with coupon codes and information from style-savvy blogger, shoppers can learn to find affordable items to suit any style. Shop By Price Most online stores allow shoppers to view items by price range. Shoppers can often shop only sale items or request the site list the lowest price items first. There are few general shopping sites too that allows consumer to search for an item from stores all over the Web and select on...