Bargain Fashion in Tel Aviv
If you are looking for a good deal, Shuk Bezalel is the best place to start. The market sells vintage-style clothing, swimwear, and garments the big brands failed to sell in-season. It’s a colourful destination, highly favoured by the locals and worth seeing, especially because it is a few steps from the Carmel Market.
WIZO, the Women’s International Zionist Organization, has several second-hand clothing shops across Israel and in Tel Aviv. Visit the one on King George St. 35 to find out quality outfits, hand-picked by WIZO volunteers. Proceeds from the sales go to people in need from local communities.
Another good vintage stop is Eshet Chayil on Tchernikhovski St 3. They hand-pick their clothing too, and they offer only quality items, in very good condition, and at attractive prices. Go for vintage jeans, shoes, and accessories.
Top Shopping Malls in Tel Aviv
Malls have a special appeal, and Tel Aviv does this type of shopping destinations right. All malls are modern and offer everything you expect, from designer fashion to dining and entertainment.
The Dizengoff Center is a locals’ favourite both for location and the quality of the shopping experience. Opened in 1977, it is the oldest shopping and entertainment centre in Israel. They have everything you can think of but try to visit on Thursdays or Fridays when they hold the designer fair selling original clothing and accessories from promising young Israeli designers and the food fair. There’s also an art gallery at the mall.
Another good stop for upscale shopping is Ramat Aviv Mall at Einstein St 40. Check it out for accessories and cosmetic products. They have a very good food court too.
Azrieli Center is a landmark complex of skyscrapers, which houses one of the best malls in the city. It’s worth seeing for architecture, for the observation platform on the 49th floor, which grants you a fantastic view of Tel Aviv, and for the shopping experience, of course. Expect clothing and accessories by Afrodita, Lee Cooper, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hush Puppies, Umbro, and many others.
TLV Fashion Mall (HaHashmonaim Street 96) is another shopping destination for international brands and delicious food. Go for shoes and fashion by Zara, S.Wear, H&M, Calvin Klein, Sack’s, Asics, and American Vintage, among many others. They have clothing by Israeli brands too.
Gan Hair (Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 71) is less popular than its competitors, but it’s well-designed and has a charming fountain surrounded by shops and eateries. Available brands include Foot Locker, MaxMara, Hoodies, Gerri Weber, Fox, and Golf. They offer a neighbourhood food fair every Friday and other activities for parents and children. If you want to shop like a local, this is a good place to start.
Fashion Boutiques in Tel Aviv
Visiting a boutique is a more intimate experience, and it enables you to have a more personalised shopping experience meeting different designers and shop owners.
Yana Unique Fashion Boutique (Yirmeyahu St 39) is a part of a chain of stores selling products for women who have or recover from breast cancer. They sell swimwear, lingerie, and headscarves, in beautiful patterns and designs.
Bankussi Men’s Designer Clothes sells unique shirts and t-shirts in fun, happy patterns. They have a diverse clientele but are favoured a lot by young artists and dancers. You’ll find the store at Tchernikhovski St 10.
Tonari (Levontin 19) sells Japanese fashion for women. They represent contemporary, original designers and fashion items from exhibitions in Tokyo. Expect brands like Tsumori Chisato, Zucca, Vlas Blomme, and MIYAO.
Maskit (Rivka ve Shlomo Abulafya St.) is ideal for Israeli design. Founded in 1954 by Ruth Dayan, Maskit was the first fashion house in the country. The boutique sells high-quality clothing and accessories designed by Sharon Tal. Look for the desert collection, which features all-natural fabrics and colours and beautiful, feminine lines.
Liat Azar Fashion Design (Mazal Tal’e St 5), as the name implies, introduces the fashion shopper to the unique designs of Liat Azar. You’ll find the showroom in Old Jaffa. Go for haute couture, ready-to-wear clothing, and elegant accessories for all ages.
Danielle Mazin Headwear Designer (Frishman St 19) offers superb luxury hats for VIP occasions. The designer worked for Hugo Boss, so she knows high-end fashion and style well. Her shop offers hats for every occasion, but you can also have them make one just for you.
Galia Lahav – House of Couture (Herzl St 39) is a bride’s dream. The shop sells exclusively luxury couture. There’s a lot for brides, but also unique pieces for special occasions, like galas or other glamorous events.
These are just some of Tel Aviv’s shopping destinations. Take your time and walk around its vibrant streets and neighbourhoods to find even more. The city is the fashion capital of Israel.