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Grand Bazaar Shopping Guide

The Grand Bazaar is the heart of the Old City and the focal point of any trip to Istanbul. This labyrinth of 64 lanes has more than 2000 individual shops, many bursting with the best bohemian treasures. Check out some of our favorite places in the Bazaar and shop our latest finds from this ancient souk.

The Grand Bazaar is the heart of the Old City and the focal point of any trip to Istanbul. This labyrinth of 64 lanes has more than 2000 individual shops, many bursting with the best bohemian treasures. Check out some of our favorite places in the Bazaar and shop our latest finds from this ancient souk.

 

 

Abdulla recreates life in the hamam for the home. Here you will find the most incredible artisanal products including aromatic handmade soaps and silk. The cotton and linen peshtemal towels are so beautiful you will want to wear them as scarves! Halicilar Cad. No. 62, Kapalicarsi, +90-212-527-36-84, www.abdulla.com
 
 
 
 
 
Mavi Kose
You can find Mavi Kose in the "Blue Corner" of the Bedestan section of the Bazaar. Visit the owner Mr. Diran and hear his stories about this unique family collection of vintage byzantine treasures. K.Carsi, Inciciler Sok, No. 10-12, +90-212-519-06-86
 
 
 
Zaida
We fell in love with this collection of chic ikat loafers. Imagine Charlotte Olympia loafers, but with ikat fabric. Iskender Bogazi Abdurrahman, Bekir Han No. 4, Kapalicarsi || +90-212-528-00-39
 

 
 
 
Sivasli Yazmacisi
You can truly experience the Grand Bazaar by visiting the legendary vendor Murat. Stay for a cup of apple tea, and sweet talk him into showing you his secret collection of vintage ikats in silk and velvet (all hidden behind the counter). The array of hand-printed fabrics and ethnic local textiles seems truly endless. Near Gate 14. Yaglikcilar, No. 57, Kapalicarsi., +90-212-526-77-48
 
 
 

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