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Tel Aviv has no shortage of shopping opportunities that can keep you browsing (and buying) all day long. Forbes Travel Guide’s editors feel that Sheinkin Street – sometimes called the “Greenwich Village of Tel Aviv” – and the major commercial artery of Dizengoff Street both offer some of the city’s best shopping, with countless clothing boutiques lined up one after the other stocked with interesting fashions that are not quite European and not quite American, but somewhere in between.
Kikar Hamedina, a plaza lined with both upscale international brands you’re used to back home as well as some of the fancier domestic boutiques, is the place to go for more designer fashions. For funkier options try the jewelry boutiques in Neve Tzedek, like Ayala Bar on Shabazi Street, or the up-and-coming shops on Bograshov Street in the center of town.
Aside from chic boutiques, Shuk Ha’Carmel (The Carmel Market) and the adjacent Nachalat Benyamin pedestrian mall make up a bustling mercantile center, with local artists and craftspeople selling original jewelry, decorations, clothing and more. Look for the clock designer selling “melted” license-plate and liquor-bottle clocks that are straight out of a Dali painting.