ISTANBUL, Turkey - Multi-layered with intertwining cultures that bring together locals, tourists, gourmets, and shopaholics alike, Istanbul is a mega-city situated on two continents. With the Bosphorus as a backdrop, each district of this ancient metropolis comes alive with its own mix of colors, pattern, scent, art, and of course, architecture. Shopping in Istanbul offers the best of all worlds- a chance to explore the past and peer into the future. Come along with us as we discover a stylized world steeped in tradition.
One of the most luxurious and largest department stores in Istanbul, Beymen has 4 floors filled with local and international brands. It is close to impossible to leave empty-handed! Don’t forget to have lunch at their restaurant Brasserie, located right outside of the store on the most happening corner in the area.
Abdi Ipekci Caddesi No.23/1, Nisantasi, (0212) 373 48 00
The most luxurious home and bath products in Istanbul. We are talking about stylish towels, caftans, and custom linens. No worries if you regret not buying something.
Şair Nedim Bey Caddesi No:11 Akaretler Beşiktaş İstanbul
Right above the Alexander Mcqueen store in Nisantasi, this fine jewelry store has gems to die for. Patricia Field found a beautiful crescent/star necklace there for SJP in Sex and the City 2.
Molla Fenari Mah., Gazi Sinan Paşa Sk Has İş Hanı No:18 D:5, Mahmutpaşa/İstanbul +90 2125283135
One of our favorite boutiques in Istanbul with a carefully curated collection of Turkish and international emerging designers. We left with too many shopping bags in tow!
Kadırgalar Cad. Açık Hava Apt. No:8/3
All the best Turkish designers are gathered here under one roof. A visit to this store will update customers on everything that is happening in the Turkish fashion scene.
Tesvikiye Caddesi Sayin Apartmani No.109, 3rd Floor, Nisantasi, (0212) 259 88 90
After starting off as an online shop, Shopi Go has quickly evolved into being the most sartorial loft in town. This store handpicks lifestyle products, accessories, and ready-to-wear collections for both women and men.
Mim Kemal Oke Caddesi, No.6/6 (0212) 325 35 95
Simple Life Home
This shop carries the beautiful and comfortable home collection from the lovely Sebnem Berker. High- quality-meets-modern design is the name of the game here, and it’s all presented in a relaxed, home-like atmosphere.
Cevdet Pasa Cad, Koru apt.17/2 Besiktas, 34342
V2K designers Nişantaşı
Hot Hot! Our friend Demet Muftuoglu is the Creative Director of V2K. This is where Istanbul’s fashion-set goes to stock up on the latest contemporary designer collections. Abdi İpekçi Cad. No: 31
Yastik by Rifat Ozbek
Rifat Ozbek’s home décor store featuring pillows of all colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes -- heaven for the true ikat lover!
Şakayık Sokak, Olcay Apt. No:13/1 Teşvikiye, Şişli
THE GRAND BAZAAR
Abdulla recreates life in a hamam by picking traditional towels, soaps and robes and giving them a contmeporay twist. Everything here is the finest quality and trust us you will want everything!
Halicilar Cad. No. 62, Kapalicarsi, +90-212-527-36-84, www.abdulla.com
This is a good place to find new and vintage textiles including suzani’s and ikat.
Yaghcilar Cadessi,Cebeci Han Girisi No.1 +90-212-511-83-36
You can find Mavi Kose in the “Blue Corner”. It’s an amazing collection of vintage byzantine jewels. Visit the owner Mr. Diran and hear his stories about this amazing family collection of byzantine treasures.
K.Carsi, Inciciler Sok, No. 10-12, +90-212-519-06-86
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 - silk and velvet (all hidden behind the counter).
Near Gate 14. Yaglikcilar, No. 57, Kapalicarsi., +90-212-526-77-48
We fell in love with its 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