Must see shopping in Istanbul

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    Jennifer's Hamam

    Owned by Canadian Jennifer Gaudet, this shop stocks top-quality towels, peştemals (traditional bath wraps) and robes for both adults and children. All are…

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    Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery

    Mehmet Çetinkaya is one of the country's foremost experts on antique oriental carpets and kilims. One of his two Tavukhane Sokak galleries is built over…

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    Özlem Tuna

    A leader in Turkey's contemporary-design movement, Özlem Tuna produces super-stylish homewares and jewellery and sells them from her retail space near the…

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    Olive Farm

    Olive Farm is based in Datça, a Turkish region renowned for its olives. The company grows its own organic olives and uses them to produce a huge range of…

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    Serious antique shoppers should make their way to this old-fashioned business near the bazaar's Nuruosmaniye Gate. Silver candlesticks and trays,…

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    Jennifer's Hamam

    A branch of the popular bath-ware retailer, which has its main showroom nearby.

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    Gönül Paksoy

    Paksoy creates and sells pieces that transcend fashion and step into art. In fact, every piece of clothing she designs is a one-off creation that has been…

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    İznik Classics

    İznik Classics is one of the best places in town to source hand-painted collector-item ceramics made with real quartz and using metal oxides for pigments…

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    Mehmet Çetinkaya

    This Arasta Bazaar branch of Mehmet Çetinkaya's gorgeous gallery sells textiles and antique jewellery.

  • Feriköy Organic Market

    Established in 2006 as Turkey’s first ‘100% ecological bazaar’, this bustling Saturday market is still going strong, with hundreds of colourful stalls…

  • Vakko İndirim

    This remainder outlet of İstanbul's famous fashion store should be on the itinerary of all bargain hunters. Top-quality men's and women's clothing – often…

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    Çiçek İşleri

    Creative jewellery, colourful ceramics, contemporary tea glasses, olive-wood coasters and bold-patterned textiles are among the ‘ideas inspired by nature’…

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    Şekerci Aytekin Erol Caferzade

    One of the major draws in Üsküdar's bustling Balıkçılar Çarşısı (Fish Market), this sweets shop has been supplying locals with their regular fixes of…

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    Ali Muhıddin Hacı Bekir

    Many people think that this historic shop, which has been operated by members of the same family for over 200 years, is the top place in the city to buy…

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    Nilüfer Karaca

    Local designer Nilüfer Karaca creates sculptural pieces in muted tones that customers can purchase off the rack or have made to measure in two or three…

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    Kulak Ceramic Atelier

    Elegant yet just a bit off-kilter, the contemporary ceramic pieces made by Zeynep Saraçoğlu and Pınar Philliskirk have an air of wabi-sabi – the ancient…

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    3rd Culture

    Having returned to İstanbul after many years living and working around the globe, siblings Emre and Zeynep Lale Rende decided to open a concept store…

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    Brezilya Kurukahve ve Kuruyemiş

    Located on the produce market's main strip, this shop has been selling coffee beans, nuts, dried fruit (including particularly delicious plums from…

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    Yastık by Rıfat Özbek

    This sleek designer boutique gives cushions the kind of luxury display treatment usually reserved for Prada handbags. Fashion designer Rıfat Özbek and his…

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    Galeri Kayseri

    A Sultanahmet fixture since 1996, Galeri Kayseri stocks a well-presented selection of English-language novels, history books, maps and coffee-table tomes…