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Top Choice Homewares in Sultanahmet & Around

Jennifer's Hamam

Owned by Canadian Jennifer Gaudet, this shop stocks top-quality hamam items, including towels, robes and peştemals (bath wraps) produced using certified organic cotton and silk on old-style shuttled looms. It also s…
Homewares in Sultanahmet & Around

Jennifer's Hamam

One of two Arasta Bazaar branches of the popular bath-ware retailer, which has its main showroom nearby.
Ceramics in Sultanahmet & Around

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. Admire the range here or at branches in the Arasta Bazaar an…
Carpets in Sultanahmet & Around

Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery

Mehmet Çetinkaya is one of the country's foremost experts on antique oriental carpets and kilims. Built over a Byzantine well, his flagship store-cum-gallery stocks items of artistic and ethnographic significance, a…
Art in Sultanahmet & Around

Khaftan

Gleaming Russian icons, delicate calligraphy (old and new), ceramics, karagöz (shadow-puppet theatre) puppets, Ottoman prints and contemporary paintings are all on show in this attractive shop.
Textiles in Sultanahmet & Around

Mehmet Çetinkaya

This Arasta Bazaar branch of Mehmet Çetinkaya's gorgeous gallery sells textiles and antique jewellery.
Ceramics in Sultanahmet & Around

İznik Classics

The Arasta Bazaar branch of the well-regarded ceramics shop.
Books in Sultanahmet & Around

Galeri Kayseri

Peddling literature since 1996, these twin shops stock a well-presented selection of English-language novels, history books, maps and coffee-table tomes on Turkey, and have knowledgeable staff on hand to recommend a…
Carpets in Sultanahmet & Around

Nakkaş

Nakkaş sells carpets, textiles, ceramics and jewellery. Its varied collection of more than 20,000 carpets and kilims includes antique rugs, hand-woven pieces and traditional Anatolian carpets. A few have even won de…
Textiles in Sultanahmet & Around

Yilmaz Ipekçilik

The Büyükaşık family specialises in well-priced hand-loomed silk textiles made in Antakya. They have been at it for several generations, producing good-quality scarves, shawls and peştemals (bath wraps).