Top Shopping Destinations in Jerusalem

Top Shopping Destinations in Jerusalem

autor iconBy Deena Levenstein , July 26, 2023

Visiting Jerusalem? Let’s go shopping! Whether you’re looking for high-end fashion and jewelry, a simple Jerusalem souvenir, comfortable shoes or you're just in need for some groceries; Jerusalem has a wide range of amazing shopping destinations for every purpose. Here is our ultimate shopping guide that will help you find the centers, areas and streets suited to the exact shopping experience you're looking for.

Alrov Mamilla Avenue

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This outdoor mall is one of the hottest and most luxurious shopping and leisure destinations in Jerusalem. Featuring some truly stunning architecture, Mamilla mall begins at the 5-star Mamilla Hotel and stretches all the way to the Old City's Jaffa Gate entrance. For the perfect experience, browse through high-end fashion brands and luxurious jewelry and Judaica stores. Then unwind at the Akasha spa at Mamilla Hotel, and have a glass of wine on the balcony of one of Mamilla's great restaurants, overlooking the gates of the Old City. 

THe Machane Yehuda Market (The Shuk)

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The market offers a totally different experience than any other shopping district in Jerusalem. After being renovated, Machane Yehuda Market, or simply "The Shuk" has transformed into one of Jerusalem's most attractive areas. So whether you're living in Jerusalem or just visiting – this one is a must-see. The market boasts a variety of stalls with fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and authentic local sweets. You can also enjoy fresh food made on the spot, fine delis, local restaurants, chic cafes, and hip bars with great music, good and fairly cheap alcohol and energetic vibes.

The First Station

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The First Station has been successful from the very first day. Open seven days a week, this place is the perfect solution for the famous question in the religious city of Jerusalem: "What will we do on Shabbat?".

Located south from the Old City and nearby the German Colony neighborhood, this urban shopping center is packed with restaurants, souvenir shops, gift shops, and art galleries with changing exhibitions. The place hosts an artists' market three days a week and there are always events and fun activities for children and families.

City Center (Downtown Jerusalem)


The City Center is the beating heart of Jerusalem. It is very easy to get to since the light rail runs through Jaffa Street, which is the area's main street. Most of the area is filled with pedestrian zones so you can just wander around and enjoy the constant action going on. King George Street and Jaffa Street are perfect for budget shopping. They boast cheap clothing, shoe, and cosmetic stores, as well as bakeries, and Shawarma, hummus, and falafel places. 

This is usually where the locals shop for their daily needs. Ben Yehuda Street is probably the souvenir center of the world. You will find every Jerusalem-themed item in there. Also, there is always a chance of seeing an artistic performance on that street, including a Korean Christian choir – so make sure you include this street on your shopping day. Another important street is Hillel Street, offering a more refined experience. It is filled with exclusive designer boutiques and chic cafes and restaurants. All in all, the city center has to be on your list.

Hamashbir Lazarchan

Hamashbir Lazarchan – Zion Square (Photo: Courtesy of Hamashbir Lazarchan) 

In the center of the city, right at Zion Square, you'll find the most prominent branch of Hamashbir Lazarchan - the biggest department stores chain in Israel. You'll find the leading brands, created with impeccable quality. Among the products: cosmetics, fashion, footwear, swimwear, lingerie, textile, housewares, accessories, electrical appliances, jewelry, and more.

Emek Refaim

Every shopping district in Jerusalem has its own unique style – this is the elegant one. Everything about this place says good taste, even the supermarkets. Emek Refaim Street is the main street of the German Colony neighborhood, which was originally built as a German village in the second half of the 19th century. Walking down the street, you will immediately notice the exceptional architecture of the place. The atmosphere is intimate and chilled-out, so a perfect romantic night out is definitely an option here. The street is home to infinite amount of chic boutiques, stylish restaurants, hip designer shops, fragrance stores, and even a movie theater from 1928. If you haven't picked up any interesting, one-of-a-kind gifts during your visit in Jerusalem yet, this is your opportunity.

Malha Mall

This is where you go when you really need to do some serious shopping. Malha Mall is the biggest mall in Jerusalem and it includes renowned brands, department stores, local and international fashion and lifestyle retails, technology products, homeware shops, toys, makeup, and jewelry – whatever you're after, be sure to find in Malha. If you're feeling like taking a short break, the mall has a vast array of cafes and even a children's play area. There are also a few fun family attractions located nearby, such as: The Biblical Zoo, Teddy Stadium, Ein Yael Living Museum which is a beautiful outdoor museum, and the Valley of the Gazelle.

Hadar Mall

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Located in South Jerusalem, Hadar Mall is one of the best malls in the city. It is great for a relaxed and local shopping experience, especially if you're looking for clothing and shoes. It boasts over 90 stores of Israeli and international brands where you can find everything you need from sneakers to evening gowns. There are also designer outlet stores with great discounts and deals, so make sure you check that out. And of course, the mall has a huge food court in case you need to recharge your batteries for one more shopping round.