Shopping malls in Istanbul are optimistically positive about New Year’s sales, which is in sharp contrast to the situation in crisis-hit Europe where holiday shoppers have cut back on spending. The next two weeks will be critical in measuring the shopping climate, says a professional.
With New Year’s right around the corner, malls and shopping centers in Turkey are optimistic about lucrative holiday sales unlike their counterparts in crisis-hit Europe.
Istanbul’s Galleria shopping center has used 530 meters of holiday lights for its indoor and outdoor lighting to attract shoppers. In addition, it has decorated the mall with lighting to give the effect of dangling icicles, Anatolia news agency reported.
Capitol shopping center on Istanbul’s Anatolian side has created a wonderland of gingerbread candy houses that are large enough to accommodate shoppers walking through and have intrigued both children and adults alike.
The situation in Turkey stands in sharp contrast to Europe where shoppers have tightened their purse strings.
Santa visiting City’s Nisantasi