Pia Hakko and Pelin Yasar are best friends turned bloggers and now turned designers. They have a visual diary on Instagram (which they humbly call their life) that is longingly and enviously followed by the hip set in Turkey. This duo has recently created one of Istanbul?s coolest t-shirt and sweatshirt brands: pop.see.cul, which began in London as an art and design blog. We caught up with these busy globetrotters and asked them to share there favorite places for hanging out, and of course shopping, in their hometown!
For hanging out:
Pelin and Pia spend hours together at cozy cafes like Mangerie (Cevdetpa?a Caddesi No.69, Bebek, Tel: 0212 263 51 99), Delicatessen (Mim Kemal ?ke Caddesi No.19/1, Ni?anta??, Tel: 0212 225 06 04), and Bebek Kahve (Cevdetpa?a Caddesi No.18, Bebek, Tel: 0212 257 54 02).
When it comes to jewelry, The Grand Bazaar is a must visit for them. Boutiques in the Galata area like Selfestate (?ahkulu Mahallesi K??khendek Caddesi No 7A, Galata, Tel: 0212 293 67 02), records shops in Taksim like Lale Plak (Galipdede Caddesi No.1, T?nel, Tel:0212 293 77 39) and their favorite magazine shop D?nya Aktuel Kitapevi (Cevdetpa?a Caddesi No.232/1, Bebek, Tel: 0212 265 97 66).
You can find pop.see.cul in all Vakkorama stores, Selfestate, Harvey Nichols, and Wolf & Badger in London.