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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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Davetçokelbisemyok

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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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Davetçokelbisemyok

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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Get updates from Istanbul’s fashion scene and Turkish designers, plus discover international designer stores, Istanbul Fashion Week, and shopping malls.

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

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

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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Vilebrequin

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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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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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Istanbul-based jewelry designer, Zeynep Erol has been working in the field of jewelry since the late 1980s. Starting out as an apprentice, eventually the designer made her way to jewelry shows and gallery boutiques and even museums. But it was at the Grand Bazaar that Erol mastered the skills of...

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The name Max Mara is a combination of the superlative "max" and a play on the last name name of the founder, Achille Maramotti. Since its official foundation in 1951, the Italian fashion house has not let the meaning behind this name wane. The label was one of the few to incorporate industrial...

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Found at the bottom floors of the Beymen department store is Beymen Blender. Blender opened its first shop in Nişantaşı with the aim to produce and provide designs that were reminiscent of New York's unique street styles. While this particular branch is located immediately underneat the Beymen...

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Atelier 55 is an elegantly designed boutique located at the high-end of Serdar-ı Ekrem Sokak in Galata. The store sells a wide variety of items (clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, cushions) from a range of Turkish and international designers, such as Bora Aksu, Batya Kebudi, Misela, R Y...

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Koç Deri opened their doors in 1968 in Kapalıçarşı (Grand Bazaar). They opened shop as a family-business and continue function as such to this day. Passed down from one generation to another, the family has mastered the art and craft of working with both fur and leather. The quality of their work...

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Gilan, the jeweller of choice for celebrities like Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, and Lucy Liu, has five boutiques in Istanbul in addition to locations in Ankara, Bursa, and Bodrum. It is said that generations ago one of the family member of the founders was a dress maker for the the Ottoman court....

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Known for impossibly high heels that are also impossibly gorgeous, Christian Louboutin’s store in Nişantaşı carries the signature dark red sole among other fashionable items. With an interior that borrows from the beauties of Istanbul, including aesthetic details from Hagia Sophia, the shoe and bag...

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Hats are never a bad thing. Ever. Whether it’s a Canadian winter tuque or a royal wedding fascinator, there is always an occasion to wear one. Luckily, there is precisely a shop to fulfill the need. Studio 25 is a hat boutique and atelier serving up perfectly crafted pieces. Sisters Müge Bozkurt...

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Laurent Hompes opened this Dutch fashion house in 1985, offering men's apparel and accessories. However, since the label’s re-launching in 2001, Scotch & Soda, has been serving a wider clientele including women and children's wear. Customers return to the label for their high quality, classic...

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