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Our Insta Guide to Istanbul

If you are looking to travel like the ultimate insider, it’s always good to do a little recon before you go. We suggest you put down your guide books, close out of those travel sites and immediately head directly to Instagram. Here you can tap into the daily lives of interesting taste-makers, be the first to know about happening local events and find the best stuff to buy while you are there. Read on to find the handles of our favorite Istanbul insiders. Their Instagram feeds will amuse and inform you regardless of whether you are planning to travel.

1. @luxuryshoppers

These two chic style arbiters have their finger on the pulse of everything fashionable in Istanbul.

2. istanbul74_

If at all possible, try to be in town during one of Istanbul 74’s cultural forums. You can keep abreast of everything they are doing locally and abroad in real time on this feed.

If at all possible, try to be in town during one of Istanbul 74’s cultural forums. You can keep abreast of everything they are doing locally and abroad in real time on this feed.

3. @mehrymu

Gunes Mutlu is the creative genius behind“it girl” handbag line Mehry Mu. You will not believe the posh local life these handbags are part of! Best of all you can shop these bags here!

4. @tohumdesign

Tohum is the new cult jewelry brand everyone in the city is talking about. This is absolutely the best jewelry porn! Shop Tohum now >>

5. @lucca_style

Lucca is a perennial Babek hot spot for meals, music and mayhem.

6. @rumisuworld

Welcome to the charming and kooky world of Rumisu. These two sisters have created a world within a world. Check out their silk scarf collection featuring all of their magical illustrations.

7. @midnightexpressinstanbul

Midnight express is one of our favorite Istanbul boutiques. This trendy concept shop is filled with stuff from local designers you will want for yourself and your home.

8. @thehousehotel

House Hotel is the place to stay in the city. This small boutique hotel chain has outposts in all the cool neighborhoods. Shop a selection of Turkish lifestyle products curated by the House Hotels here.

9. @kismetbymilka

Look no further than Kismet by Milka for the jewels this city is famous for. Worn by celebs and locals alike, layering these precious gems is the way to go. Shop Kismet by Milka now >>

10. @mikeberg_artist

Our favorite American artist in Istanbul is Mike Berg. He is working with local artisans to create kilim tapestries that are incredible! We were thrilled when he decided to turn his attention to a limited edition jewelry collection that you can shop here exclusively!

 

 all images courtesy of instagram