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The invention of the most functional fabric in the world, denim, is a result of a mistake. When the weavers from the French city of Nimes tried to reproduce the famous Italian-made cotton corduroy, they made an error in the dying process that resulted in a more durable fabric. The warp threads were...

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Marc Jacobs once said, “To me, clothing is a form of self-expression—there are hints about who you are in what you wear.” If you want to express yourself not through the collections of clothing chains but through unique and bespoke pieces, make your way to these stores where you will find designer...

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The Turkish fashion scene has been gradually grabbing international attention over the past decade. Blending modern designs with homage to the country’s deep-rooted heritage, designers are creating stunning collections that are made for the spotlight - whether you’re on a red carpet or at a high-...

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Begum Khan, photo by Merve Göral

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A small bundle of energy, Begüm Kıroğlu can regularly be seen hurtling through the winding halls of the Grand Bazaar, a stylish figure buzzing past the glittering jewels and centuries-old columns. Her atelier is located close outside these walls, and Kıroğlu knows the area intimately, at once an...

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Discover Istanbul’s gourmet boutiques, speciality shops, and Turkish designers. Learn about Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar, and the city’s largest shopping malls.

The importance of one’s attire can not be underestimated in Turkish culture, and much time and money is spent putting together the perfect ensemble for special occasions. So enters Davetçokelbisemyok. Literally translating to “many invites, no dress,” this service makes getting gussied up a...

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White Posture

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The white shirt has long been an indicator of high status and quality. Its symbolism and long history mean that it can describe a society like no other everyday wardrobe element. Today, this simple and often unacknowledged garment unites people of various occupations, opinions, and backgrounds,...

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The 7th chapter of Istanbul Fashion Week started on Monday, March 15, 2016 at Zorlu Center.

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Wunder

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Most so-called concept stores lack a real concept: Wunder does not. Step into the sunny, sparsely decorated space and immediately you’ll notice the coherence and style that hold the place together - everything in here has been carefully selected to fit a minimal, modern, yet striking aesthetic....

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Flesh Nişantaşı

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The store and showroom of Elif Domaniç, and Istanbul-based designer known for her striking bondage-inspired leather collections. Flesh also houses a number of other coveted leather and fur brands, both Turkish and international.

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Kameleon Istanbul

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Kameleon blurs the lines between fashion, design and art. Owner Hacer Sayman turned this 19 th century building into the perfect backdrop for this multidisciplinary space. Kamelon is host to unique home décor and furniture with tableware and accessories that border on art object. You’ll find...

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Valentino

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After completing his studies in Paris, Italian designer Valentino Garavani opened a boutique in Rome in 1960. Later that year, soon to be long-time business partner Giancarlo Giametti joined the fashion house. It is not certain how the name was propelled unto the international scene. However, it...

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Valentino

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After completing his studies in Paris, Italian designer Valentino Garavani opened a boutique in Rome in 1960. Later that year, soon to be long-time business partner Giancarlo Giametti joined the fashion house. It is not certain how the name was propelled unto the international scene. However, it...

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A short walk from the bustling Ali Suavi Sokak, referred to by locals as “The Artist’s Square,” Art Sequoia is a newly opened ceramics studio that adds another layer of creativity to this neighborhood. Walking down the street, bright and eccentric ceramic pieces immediately capture your attention and it is impossible not to peek inside to see the hand-crafted personality and details of these objects. Rabia Özdemir Tokat, the owner of Art Sequoia, characterizes her space as a not only a shop but also a workshop space and art gallery. Her motivation for opening the store is to reach people who seek to use art as a form of rehabilitation or therapy, and she invites anyone to participate in one of her ceramics workshop sessions.

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Davetçokelbisemyok

The importance of one’s attire can not be underestimated in Turkish culture, and much time and money is spent putting together the perfect ensemble for special occasions. So enters Davetçokelbisemyok. Literally translating to “many invites, no dress,” this service makes getting gussied up a...

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Wunder

Most so-called concept stores lack a real concept: Wunder does not. Step into the sunny, sparsely decorated space and immediately you’ll notice the coherence and style that hold the place together - everything in here has been carefully selected to fit a minimal, modern, yet striking aesthetic....

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Flesh Nişantaşı

The store and showroom of Elif Domaniç, and Istanbul-based designer known for her striking bondage-inspired leather collections. Flesh also houses a number of other coveted leather and fur brands, both Turkish and international.

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Valentino

After completing his studies in Paris, Italian designer Valentino Garavani opened a boutique in Rome in 1960. Later that year, soon to be long-time business partner Giancarlo Giametti joined the fashion house. It is not certain how the name was propelled unto the international scene. However, it...

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Valentino

After completing his studies in Paris, Italian designer Valentino Garavani opened a boutique in Rome in 1960. Later that year, soon to be long-time business partner Giancarlo Giametti joined the fashion house. It is not certain how the name was propelled unto the international scene. However, it...

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Vilebrequin

A revolutionary of swimwear, Frenchman Fred Prysquel established Vilebrequin in 1971. During a holiday in Saint Tropez, France, sports automobile journalist drew a man’s swimsuit design that would later change the way we use and think of suits. Up until the 70s, these suits were uncomfortable and...

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Vilebrequin

A revolutionary of swimwear, Frenchman Fred Prysquel established Vilebrequin in 1971. During a holiday in Saint Tropez, France, sports automobile journalist drew a man’s swimsuit design that would later change the way we use and think of suits. Up until the 70s, these suits were uncomfortable and...

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Victoria’s Secret is America’s most famous lingerie label and one of the most well known throughout the world. In 2012, the brand came to Istanbul and opened chains in İstinyePark and City’s shopping mall. Later, the brand opened a third location in Cevahir shopping mall, Victoria's Secret flagship...

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The company that started as a hat-producer, Şen Şapka (roughly translated to "Merry Hat") in 1934 by Vitali Hakko, has since become Vakko, one of the most established and respected Turkish brands with several branches all over the city.The first Vakko store, as it is known today opened in 1962 in...

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After graduating from Milan’s prestigious Domus Academy, Zeynep Ergoğan has become one of Turkey’s more famous designers. Indeed, her work was initially featured in several concept stores throughout Italy in addition to being a regular participant in major international fashion shows and...

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A world renowned designer regularly featured in fashion magazines and with showrooms in Istanbul and Paris, Arzu Kaprol has been designing since the early 90s and has steadily made a name for herself through her bold creations and a striking couture. With subtle yet distinct differentiations...

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Cartier is a top seller of luxury jewelry and watches with over 200 branches across the globe. The timeless jewelry store has been a classic for years, having a loyal clientele. Cartier carries watches, leather accessories, fragrances and eyewear. They will also provide you with bridal adornments....

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Machka was born from major brands İpekyol and Twist with their Summer Collection for 2004. The label gained enough popularity to open a boutique on Nişantaşı's favorite high-end shopping street, Abdi İpekçi. Today, the label as well as their outlets can be found in several locations throughout...

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One of Turkey’s best luxury department stores, Beymen carries its own work-chic collections as well as other top international brands. Its in-house designs, found in every Beymen store, are functional and timeless: well-cut blazers and daring accents make Beymen a staple in the working woman’s...

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The 1,500-square-meter, four-story building is one of the biggest jewelry stores in the country. In fact, it is better thought of as a small jewelry shopping mall. On every floor and in every corner, you will find some of the world’s best watch labels from Naca to Longines and Rolex. The building...

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The Vakko brand has come a long way since its modest beginnings as a hat boutique during the 1930s. Today, Vakko has several different factions including stores dedicated to wedding dresses and accessories. Vakko Wedding House has all the necessary items for both brides- and grooms-to-be as well as...

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Kafkas was founded in 1950 and run as a family business. Over the years, this luxury jewelry shop was handed down from generation to generation. Kafkas soon became popular among the fashionable because of its high quality gems and superior craftsmanship. The name is known among local Istanbulites,...

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The Ancient Egyptians has Neith, the Greeks had Athena and the Sumerians had Uttu, goddesses of weaving. And today, so, too, do we have our own Karaköy weaving haven. Appropriately named, Uttu is the sweet creation of designer Gökçe Cibik, inspired by the dresses she made for her dolls at a young...

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Günseli Türkay should not be overlooked as just another Nişantaşı label. Türkay received her education in Ankara and furthered her studies in Florence. She worked for the likes of major players Mexx and Mudo where she earned her training of menswear design. Afterwards, this young visionary...

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BNG

Bülent and Nilgün Gülen founded BNG (after their names and initials) in 2006 with the aim to be worn by those who want to stick out from the rest. BNG is a concept store that sells imported products, as well as co-owner Nilgün Gülen's minimalistic designs. The team brings a fresh approach to...

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