Like the town itself, Kusadasi shopping life is so colorful. There are local products as well as world famous brands. On one side a precious handmade diamond ring designed by a local artist serves to a high end buyer where at the same time a stall with fresh local figs and grapes are a feast to another traveler. The bazaar area around the main port hosts thousands of cruise customers almost every day. Going a bit deeper to the city center, local Turkish department stores, bookstores, everyday shops range along the streets. To the north of the town around the Marina, international clothing brands can be found.
Opposite the main bus station, there is a market building. Every Tuesday and Friday, farmers market and every Wednesday clothing market is set at this area.
Around Kusadasi at the countryside, the cottage industry is still alive therefore traditional world famous Turkish art can also be found in few stores around the town.
Shopping has its own habits for locals. Shopkeepers usually are friendly and they offer tea or coffee to keep the buyers around and it is OK to accept the offer and stay a bit more for a chance to talk to a local.
Bargaining is usual and normal, so as not bargaining. It is definitely worth trying!
Most shops at the city center are open till midnight in high season. Almost every shop accepts international credit cards. At Farmers market, cash is necessary.
Street vendors are usually around the touristy areas, and when buying from this alternative it is important to know that there is no refund.