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Not far from Sheinkin and the Shuk is Nahalat Binyamin, a pedestrian mall with all sorts of shopping options. On the weekends there are art stalls and shows. If you are up for the walk, continue down the road to the quaint neighborhood of Neve Tzedek. This is the older part of Tel Aviv with its Tuscan style homes and cute shops and cafes. Strolling through its alleys is definitely worthwhile.
For those looking for upscale and grand shopping, there are many malls to choose from. Dizenghof Center is the oldest and best known. Just ask anyone for directions. The Azrieli Center is in the financial district and can be reached by train or taxi. It's also right next to the famous Ayalon freeway. Speaking of Ayalon, the mall with over one hundred stores to choose from is always popular. One of my favourites is the mall in Ramat Aviv, north of the city center. While there, don't forget to walk up to Tel Aviv University.
One reason Tel Aviv's praises are being sung on international catwalks is the success of Tel Aviv designers in the world's fashion hotbeds. To give you an idea – Tel Aviv is the original home of the Oscar's red carpet's dresses designer Alber Elbaz.
Israeli fashion design is known for its unique urban fashion trend and its all-round daring and creativity, as in the juxtaposition of different cultures and sources of inspiration. Tel Aviv is rich with fashion centers. You can go for crazy shopping on Dizengoff Street , where you'll find the boutiques of the most talented and successful designers. You can also find bride's dresses on that street that will make you want to find your sweetheart and get married a.s.a.p.
Also there are Shenkein Street , Yermiyahu Street and if you are into Haute couture there's Kikar Ha'Medina (the " Medina " circle) where you can find the world's biggest brands.
Anther Tel Aviv fashion center is blossoming in the area around Hehashmal (Electricity) Street, which has become a magnet for young designers who cannot or will not pay the high rentals charged on Dizengoff Street . Mirit Singer Rodrig. Who opened her shop Closest in the Hehashmal Street area, explains: "it was important to me to be right in the middle of the action, in the place where things are happening."
If you're lucky enough to be in Tel Aviv in February or August, you can find the city's most talented designers gathered together in one place with the best of their collections on display – and for sale. Twice a year, for three days each time, a giant fashion fair called City Designers' Market is held in Tel Aviv. Whatever you do, don't miss this colorful carnival of cutting-edge fashion!
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September 23, 2007 change by israelonblog (1 point)