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Things to do in Jerusalem: shopping in Jerusalem's streets

 Jerusalem shopping with EL AL

Shopping in Jerusalem – clothing, footwear and jewleries

Jerusalem is by no means the best city for shopping, but you can buy here all kinds of things, if not everything. In the recent years, lots of clothing, footwear, and jewelry boutiques opened in Jerusalem. In the Mamila Center they sell merchandise of the world’s famous brands. At colorful Jerusalem bazaars you can find authentic Israeli souvenirs and whatever you like. Indeed, on Saturdays all the shops are closed, but after sunset many of them reopen.

Jerusalem malls, shops, and markets

Mamila Boulevard in Alrov district
New amazingly beautiful Mamila Boulevard in Alrov district connects the Old City with the new. You can directly get by the boulevard to Jaffa Gate. Mamila is a mall amassing lots of shops. Among the shops there are cafés and bistros with a view on the Old City.
Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 10:00 – 22:00, Fri. 09:30 – 15:30, Sat. an hour after sunset – 23:00.

Mamila Mall
Situated in southern Jerusalem it houses 215 shops, where they sell everything, from chocolate to golden wares. In the mall center, there is a large cinema.
Agudat HaSport Beitar, 1. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 09:30 – 22:00, Fri. 09:30 – 15:00, Sat. an hour after sunset – 23:00.

Hutzot Hayotzer
Along the Old City Walls is the artists’ neighborhood created in 1963. It has 26 galleries and art studios, where you can buy pictures and hand-made wares. One can award the wares with the highest quality mark, but their prices are extremely high either.

The German Colony (HaMoshava HaGermanit)
This is the high street of Emek Refaim neighborhood. In the recent years, it turned into a bohemian street, much like Moscow’s Old Arbat. There are lots of cafés and boutiques here. There is a fair every Friday. You can buy there golden wares as well as all kinds of other things at rather reasonable cost.
Emek Refaim st.

Agripas, 88
It is an open space near Mahane Yehuda market, where artists and other master craftsmen create and sell their works. Visitors can watch all the creative process and buy everything they like.
 Ben Yehuda street

In this Jerusalem high street, you can find multitude of shops and booths for tourists and no less cafeterias and snack bars. As it should be in the Orient, it is always noisy and crowded here. And in the neighboring streets, like King George, trade is no less lively.

Bookstores

Steimatzky
Steimatzky is the largest bookstore network in Israel, and Jerusalem houses its many branches.
Its biggest bookstore is on Jaffa road. Here you can find incredibly large selection of books and periodicals in various languages.
Jaffa road, 39. Tel. 02-6250155. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 08:30 – 21:00, Fri. 08:30 – 14:00.

Olam Katan (The small world)
The bookstore provides large selection of book on religious and spiritual themes in English.
Emek Refaim st., 54. Tel. 02-563507. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 09:00 – 14:00, 16:00 – 19:00.

The Book Gallery
The book gallery provides one with antique and second-hand books. There are mostly books in Hebrew, English, and German.
Shatz st., 6. Tel. 02-5637507. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 09:00 – 19:00, Fri. 09:00 – 14:00.

Music

Haozen Hashlishit (The third ear)
Here you can buy or rent films, books, or music records.
Emek Refaim st., 8. Tel. 02-56333093. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 10:00 – 23:30.

Fashion

Shesh
It is a very popular fashion clothing store made according to nostalgic vintage. The shop was opened more than 15 years ago, and each year its popularity rises.
Hillel st., 6. Tel. 02-624272. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 09:00 – 20:00, Fri. 09:00 – 15:00.

Shufra
They sell here the highest quality footwear by British and American vendors. All the footwear models are imported for this trading network only. If you look for special footwear, you should come here.
Hillel st., 5. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 09:00 – 15:00, Fri. 09:30 – 15:00.

Cheder Mishelach
It is translated as “A Room of One’s Own” and is taken from the essay of the same name by Virginia Woolf. The store is a family business founded by and intended for women. They sell everything modern women might need: clothing, footwear, lingerie, perfumes and so on. The owners, the mother and the daughter, popularize the works by Jerusalem clothing designers in particular.
Emek Refaim st., 6. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 09:30 – 19:00, Sat. 10:00 – 15:00.

Wine

Jerusalem wine store
Located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, it sells mostly wines of Israeli wineries. Each one of such tiny wineries produces about 2000 bottles a year. These wines are almost impossible to acquire abroad, and they are very rare in Israel as well.
The Cardo street (the Street of the Pillars), 8. Tel. 02-6263104.

Avi Ben
This is a store with a large choice of wines from Israel and abroad, as well as hard liquors. The owners patiently tell each visitor about advantages and peculiarities of this or that sort of wine. Wine-tasting is very often here. This is a great opportunity to taste new and rare wines for free.
Rivlin st., 22. Tel. 02-6259703. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 09:00 – 20:00, Fri. 09:00 – 16:00.

Markets

Mahane Yehuda Market
Each guest of Jerusalem has to visit this market without fail. Even its haunters are dazzled with it. Foodstuffs here are always freshest, and the prices are remarkably low. Besides, there is an abundance of clothing, footwear, household and garden goods, and so on. In tiny restaurants hidden in the market’s nooks they make the finest food in the city. The most populous time is on Friday mornings, when metropolitans buy up foodstuffs, vegetables, and fruits for the traditional family dinner.    
Between Jaffa and Agripas streets. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 10:00 – 19:00, Fri. 09:00 – 15:00.

The Old City Market

It might seem that the lavish Oriental bazaar was moved from “One Thousand and One nights”. Here you will see ceramics, clothing, footwear, embroideries, and local delicacies. The bazaar’s abundance is dazzling! Bear in mind, that if you started to bargain with a tradesman, he will not leave you alone, until you purchase.

Bezalel Arts Fair
There are more than 150 stands, where on Fridays they sell wooden and glass wares, ceramics, clothing, textiles, and accessories by local designers.
Simtat Bezalel HaKatan st.

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