Shopping

Top Choice Market in Tehran

Jomeh Bazaar

All levels of this car park are transformed every Friday morning when traders from across Iran and Central Asia and members of the general public lay out their stalls to sell whatever they can. It’s a lively, social…
Top Choice Art in Boshrooyeh

Salari Studio

In an underlit, one-room cavern, beret-sporting artist Mehdi Salari creates beautiful calligraphic paintings that are sold mainly to exclusive Tehran dealers. Even if you can't afford the US$500-plus for one of his …
Top Choice Market in Tehran

Tajrish Bazaar

When it comes to classic Iranian shopping experiences, browsing the food stalls at this photogenic bazaar in upmarket Tajrish pretty much nails it. It's ideal for ingredients for Iranian cooking, including all kinds…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Tehran

Iran Termeh

Head upstairs from the ground floor stall on the main artery of the bazaar to discover women creating gorgeous table runners and other decorative fabric pieces from termeh, local handwoven cloth in dazzling floral p…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Tehran

Bottejeghe

Nailing a trendy Iranian fashion look with attractive shirts, gilets and jackets in cotton, linen and soft wool, Bottejeghe also sells a rainbow selection of scarves and an attractive selection of cushion covers and…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Tehran

Tanedorost

Organic cotton and other fabrics are used for clothes at this rustically stylish Iranian fashion store serving both men and women. It does good shirts, trousers and jackets, as well as colourful head scarves and fab…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Mukawir

Bani Hamida Weaving Centre & Gallery

This women's cooperative in Mukawir village (by the side of the road leading to the castle) is run by the Bani Hamida Centre and is a good place to buy gorgeous, colourful kilims and cushions. The colour-ways are co…
Top Choice Food in Nazareth

Elbabour

The otherworldly aroma inside this spice emporium, run by the same family for four generations, has to be inhaled to be believed. Shelves, sacks, bins and bottles display more than 2500 products, from exotic spice m…
Top Choice Market in Manama

Manama Souq

Manama Souq, in the warren of streets behind Bab Al Bahrain, is the place to go for electronic goods, bargain T-shirts, nuts, spices, sheesha bottles and a plethora of other Bahraini essentials. Highlights include t…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Jerusalem

Fair Trade Women Cooperative

Operated by the Arab Orthodox Society (www.araborthodoxsociety.com), a longstanding charitable organisation based in Jerusalem, this shop sells embroidered clothing, bags, purses and pillows made at the Melia Art an…