Istanbul shopping

Top Choice Jewellery in Beyoğlu

Özlem Tuna

A leader in Turkey's contemporary-design movement, Özlem Tuna produces super-stylish jewellery and homewares and sells them from her retail space near Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence. Her pieces use forms and colo…
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…
Top Choice Homewares in Beyoğlu


Interior designer Emel Güntaş is one of İstanbul's style icons and this recently opened contemporary crafts shop in Tophane is a favourite destination for the city's design mavens. The stock includes cushions, carpe…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Bazaar District

Altan Şekerleme

Kids aren't the only ones who like candy stores. İstanbullus of every age have been coming to this shop in the Küçük Pazar (Little Bazaar) precinct below the Süleymaniye Mosque since 1865, lured by its cheap and del…
Top Choice Antiques in Bazaar District


Serious antique shoppers should make their way to this old-fashioned business near the bazaar's Nuruosmaniye Gate. Silver candlesticks and trays, enamelled cigarette cases, jewellery, watches and an extraordinary ra…
Top Choice Jewellery in Bazaar District

Necef Antik & Gold

Owner Haluk Botasun has been handcrafting 24-carat gold jewellery in his tiny İç Bedesten store for decades, producing attractive pieces in Byzantine and Ottoman styles. The earrings and cufflinks featuring delicate…
Top Choice Handicrafts in Beyoğlu


The felting, lacework, embroidery, all-natural soaps and soft toys in this lovely shop are made by economically disadvantaged women in Turkey's rural areas. All profits are returned to them, ensuring that they and t…
Top Choice Homewares in Beyoğlu

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 specialising in homewares and furniture made in İstanbul but insp…
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.
Clothing in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy

Gönül Paksoy

Paksoy creates and sells pieces that transcend fashion and step into art. In fact, her work was once the subject of an exhibition at İstanbul's Rezan Haş Gallery. Her distinctive clothing is handmade using naturally…