boutiques & bazaarsin Baku
From carpets and antiques to cosmetics and cars, Baku’s many malls, boutiques and showrooms have all the luxury brands. The oldest part of the city – Icherisheher (Old City) – is scattered with characterful antiques and souvenir shops, yet hands down the busiest shopping and strolling area is around Nizami Street in the city centre. For a real local experience, though, head to one of several traditional bazaars which are infused with the aromas of fresh produce brought daily from the country’s fertile regions. The city also boasts several contemporary malls (Ganjlik, 28, Port Baku) packed with international brands, coffee shops, cinemas and restaurants.