Memories from Istanbul

I think back to the time, to the weeks of being stuck in the office preparing for our launch and the moment it was finally time to go back to what I love best, roaming the world in search of treasures. First stop, Istanbul!

I think back to the time, to the weeks of being stuck in the office preparing for our launch and the moment it was finally time to go back to what I love best, roaming the world in search of treasures. First stop, Istanbul!

 
Istanbul truly never disappoints, as one of Shop Latitude?s first and ultimate destinations. The mosques, minarets, palaces, and of course, the Grand Bazaar, always makes me feel like I stumbled backwards into the Ottoman empire. Luckily, photographer Garance Dor? was by our side, shooting Istanbul?s modern day It girls and constantly drawing me to all that is new and happening in the city. Ashley, Garance and I managed to scavenge the city and brought back the best of the ancient world mixed with many secret new resources introduced to us by Istanbul?s inner circle.
 
 
All Photographs by Garance Dor? 
 
 
We are sure you will enjoy the exquisite old world artistry we found in the Grand Bazaar, from handwoven ikat fabrics to hammam (or Turkish Bath) towels transformed into scarves or sarongs, to old school baubles. In Galata and Bebek, we met young Turkish designers who incorporated their cultural roots into modern fashion trends. As you?ll see, we are officially obsessed with evil eye inspired jewelry and everything that screams ikat!
 
I could go on and on, but I won?t keep you. I hope you?ll enjoy Garance?s snapshots of our trip, browsing through the spoils we brought back and meeting all the cool people that make the city a budding capital of chic fashion and design.
 
Enjoy a taste of Istanbul on Shop Latitude, until your next holiday! 
 
Te?ekk?rler!
 
 
 
 
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