The district of Laleli is home to around 8,000 businesses and every street and avenue is lined with shops. From accessories to women’s fashion and children’s clothing, to sporting goods, there is a wide range of apparel for any taste. Many of the businesses specialize in wholesale. Laleli is also full of cafes, restaurants and hotels and is bustling with activity almost all hours of the day. These features made Laleli the ideal location for the Laleli Fashion Shopping Festival which first took place in 2012 and transformed the neighborhood into one large shopping mall.
The festival, which began as a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the founding of LASİAD – the Laleli Business Association – had its second successful run between May 27 – June 2, 2013.
The recent road and sidewalk repairs undertaken by LASİAD in partnership with the Fatih Municipality have brought new life to Laleli and the Historical Peninsula. The Shopping Festival, which is directed at both domestic and foreign wholesalers, attracts guests from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, CIS countries, the Turkic Republics and Europe, who come for the festival’s diversity as much as its discounted prices.
Lasting 6 days, the Laleli festival has become a mainstay of Turkey’s textile, shoe, jewelry, home accessory and tourist sectors. Preparation is underway for the third fashion and shopping festival, to be held in May of 2014.
For more information please contact:
Laleli Sanayici ve İşadamları Derneği (LASİAD)
Laleli Cad. International Center N: 17, Kat: 7, Daire: 38
Laleli – İstanbul Tel +90 212 516 90 52 – 53
Faks +90 212 458 12 50