Palmhouse living, Arnavutköy

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

A breath of the Mediterranean hangs about the products made by Palmhouse Living. Serra Kaluti and Selin Kaluti Yazıcıoğlu launched the brand in 2012, putting their earthy, elegant sketches onto pillows. The whimsical decorations, printed with natural designs and mischievous animals instantly...

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Apparel, Galata

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

The quiet, cobblestoned street of Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi has long been a shopping destination, already crowded with worthy boutiques like Atelier 55, Lunapark, and Fifth Ave Galata. So rich are the options, one would think there’s hardly space for more. And yet, Apparel has opened its doors,...

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Buying Turkish carpets

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

If you’re reading this, chances are you already have an eye on a Turkish carpet. They are famous for a reason (we’ll explain in a bit), but the process of buying them is no easy task. If you’ve already attempted a purchase on your own and returned home with nothing, don’t worry - following our easy...

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Room + Rumours, Nişantaşı, photo by Merve Göral

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

Since 2013, Room has been Istanbul’s fashion mecca for the trend-savvy. In November 2016, this concept store/showroom moved to a new location designed not only for shopping, but also as an “it” crowd hang out, proving once again that Room’s founders, Deniz Marşan and Başak Dizer Tatlıtuğ, are...

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Frescobol, Kabataş, photo by Merve Göral

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

The Frescobol store in Kabataş is an unusual find in Istanbul. Taking its name from the Brazilian version of beach paddle ball, the store does sell frescobol equipment – specifically the small wooden paddles used for the game. However, you’ll also find the walls covered in an array of other rackets...

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Shopi go No: 62, photo by Merve Göral

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

It is not an overstatement to claim that since its opening in 2012, Shopi go has become one of the best curated concept stores in the city. Preferred destination of luxury shoppers and beacon of inspiration for Istanbul creatives, Shopi go’s offline presence has a new physical address in its...

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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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Kirkit Istanbul, photo by Merve Göral

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

Trendsetting rugs were a near oxymoron before young designer Begüm Cânâ Özgür came along. Named after the Turkish word for a comb used to tighten knots while weaving rugs, her young venture, Kirkit Istanbul, works to combine centuries-old rug traditions of Anatolia with unusual, entrancing weaving...

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Vanesserie Catering

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

The fall and winter seasons are chock-full of special occasions: weddings, big dinners, holidays, company events and more. The last thing that should be on your mind is what's in the oven. Whether you want dainty finger food or full-course dinners, Turkish homecooking or fine Italian cuisine, here'...

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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.

A veritable sipping sanctuary, Melez Tea Lab is the aromatic home to a variety of tea blends that can’t be found anywhere else in Istanbul. The flagship store of this popular tea brand is a place where one can take part in tea-making workshops and, in addition to tea itself, purchase accoutrements...

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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.

With its proximity to the sea, Istanbul’s culinary heart palpitates for fresh fish. To honor that fact, we've compiled the best places to find the freshest varieties of the season to prepare at home. Here's our Top 7 (in no particular order): Reşat Balık Market Located in the Galatasaray Fish...

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Palmhouse living, Arnavutköy

A breath of the Mediterranean hangs about the products made by Palmhouse Living. Serra Kaluti and Selin Kaluti Yazıcıoğlu launched the brand in 2012, putting their earthy, elegant sketches onto pillows. The whimsical decorations, printed with natural designs and mischievous animals instantly...

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Apparel, Galata

The quiet, cobblestoned street of Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi has long been a shopping destination, already crowded with worthy boutiques like Atelier 55, Lunapark, and Fifth Ave Galata. So rich are the options, one would think there’s hardly space for more. And yet, Apparel has opened its doors,...

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Room + Rumours, Nişantaşı, photo by Merve Göral

Since 2013, Room has been Istanbul’s fashion mecca for the trend-savvy. In November 2016, this concept store/showroom moved to a new location designed not only for shopping, but also as an “it” crowd hang out, proving once again that Room’s founders, Deniz Marşan and Başak Dizer Tatlıtuğ, are...

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Frescobol, Kabataş, photo by Merve Göral

The Frescobol store in Kabataş is an unusual find in Istanbul. Taking its name from the Brazilian version of beach paddle ball, the store does sell frescobol equipment – specifically the small wooden paddles used for the game. However, you’ll also find the walls covered in an array of other rackets...

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Shopi go No: 62, photo by Merve Göral

It is not an overstatement to claim that since its opening in 2012, Shopi go has become one of the best curated concept stores in the city. Preferred destination of luxury shoppers and beacon of inspiration for Istanbul creatives, Shopi go’s offline presence has a new physical address in its...

11,337
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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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Kirkit Istanbul, photo by Merve Göral

Trendsetting rugs were a near oxymoron before young designer Begüm Cânâ Özgür came along. Named after the Turkish word for a comb used to tighten knots while weaving rugs, her young venture, Kirkit Istanbul, works to combine centuries-old rug traditions of Anatolia with unusual, entrancing weaving...

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A veritable sipping sanctuary, Melez Tea Lab is the aromatic home to a variety of tea blends that can’t be found anywhere else in Istanbul. The flagship store of this popular tea brand is a place where one can take part in tea-making workshops and, in addition to tea itself, purchase accoutrements...

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Au Vintage, Bebek

Off Bebek’s main street and
away from busy shoppers and restaurant-goers, you’ll find the showroom of Au Vintage. The shop is located in a basement apartment in one of the neighborhood's mid-century buildings, many of which are home to exclusive boutiques. This one, however, is a little different...

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Sade Dükkan

Multi-brand décor stores are popping up around Istanbul like mushrooms, bringing to light little-known names of young Turkish designers. In many of them, the quality of the offering varies - often, the most interesting ideas disappear in piles of mediocrity. That’s not the case with Sade Dükkan....

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Rara Atelier

Rara Atelier takes decades of Turkish leather savoir faire to another level. The boutique production of totes and purses, under the direction of Dilan Bozdağ, began in 2013 with online sales. Today, the brand also displays its products in Vakko stores across Turkey, and in Bey Karaköy (men’s styles...

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İznik Design by Tarkan

Still admired and popular after 600 years, İznik pottery is a precious handcraft in Turkey and a heritage to be protected. This craft get its name from where it’s practiced, İznik, a town near Bursa. İznik tiles have embellished the walls of mosques, hamams, and Ottoman palaces for centuries and...

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Kameleon Istanbul

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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Tulu Textiles

Prior to setting in Istanbul, Elizabeth Hewitt traveled extensively for her work – bringing her to the city quite often. Eventually, the designer moved to city and opened her own décor boutique. Today, Tulu Textiles spans over four floors and carries more than your regular bedding. Separating her...

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Vakko Chocolate

In 1989, Turkish fashion house Vakko produced their first line of chocolates. Not only was it very different for a fashion company to incorporate chocolate making into their production, but during the late 80s and early 90s, Turkey’s chocolate making skills had not been explored, let alone tested....

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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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Suvla

This corner shop in Cihangir pairs two great brands from Çanakkale district of the country. You might be familiar with the name Suvla from their location at Kanyon terrace or the wine aisle of various markets around the city – and Kilye for its natural olive and grape products. Suvla is an award-...

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Dondurma

Tarihi Veli Dondurmacısı opened its doors in 1927 to sell wonderful dondurma (ice cream). Today, the shop is run by the same family with the same secret techniques that make their dondurma the best of the Tarabya. The ice cream continues to fulfill the same high standards that it started with....

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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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Yargıcı is an independent Turkish brand offering a new collection each season. Clothes are light colored and light hearted, and mainly for leisurewear, but they can still be great for the office. That being said, Yargıcı successfully plays the line between understated and classy. Yargici offer...

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