If your travels take you to Tel Aviv this summer or anytime of year for that matter, you’ll probably want to check out the shopping while you’re there. Although not well known for its gay shopping, Tel Aviv does have a few hot spots including the Sexy Shop Tel Aviv. OK, it’s not San Francisco, Paris or Berlin, but it’s not bad either.
Your first stop will probably be the Dizengoff Center for its sheer size and major historical value. An Israeli architect named Yitzhak Yashar built Dizengoff Center and it was the very first mall in Israel. The first store opened back in 1977, but the mall wasn’t entirely completed until 1983. Now, they have weekly events there, like the Food Fair, designer boutiques, and an alternative therapies fair.
Dizengoff Center is located where King George and Dizengoff streets intersect, and was named after a man named Meir Dizengoff who was the very first Tel Aviv mayor. The mall is massive with a six-screen movie theater, plenty of restaurants, two gyms, a gorgeous rooftop swimming pool, and approximately 420 stores. During the holidays, around 80,000 people visit the mall plus 45,000 every Friday, and 20,000 on an average weekday.
Now, for a totally sexy shopping experience, be sure not to miss Orlando Any-wear on Sheinkin Street. Orlando Any-wear is definitely the boutique for tank tops, tee shirts, swimwear and underwear that is so sexy. OA has some of the most exciting trendy labels available worldwide like Rufskin, Addicted, ES Collection, AussieBum, and Andrew Christian. You'll just love their selections and the variety of sexy shoppers you could meet there, too.
And as a gay tourist, you don’t want to miss the Sexy Shop Tel Aviv, which is Israel’s very first gay shop. Sexy Shop Tel Aviv opened in 1996 and is gay operated and owned. It is also the biggest importer of all things gay in the country, including lubricants, adult toys, DVD’s, pride items and books and at excellent prices. At Sexy Shop Tel Aviv, you can be sure to find a wide range of BDSM and leather items, as well as strap-ons, butt plugs, vibrators and dildos in every size and shape and, not to mention a fantastic variety of porn from the top producers of gay porn all over the world.