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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…
Top Choice Jewellery in Sultanahmet & Around

Özlem Tuna

A leader in Turkey's contemporary-design movement, Özlem Tuna produces super-stylish jewellery and homewares and sells them from her atelier overlooking Sirkeci train station. Her pieces use forms and colours that r…
Top Choice 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 knowledgable staff on hand to recommend a …
Top Choice Ceramics in Kütahya

Lalezar Çini

Housed in a beautifully restored Ottoman mansion, Lalezar Çini is the studio and showcase gallery for the Tek family, who recreate beautiful Iznik-style quartz ceramics from previous centuries and also craft more mo…
Top Choice Ceramics in İznik

İznik Foundation

The workshop belonging to the İznik Foundation, an organisation working to revive the craft of İznik tile-making, is a great place to start looking for tiles. Original İznik tiles are antiquities and cannot be expor…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ayvalık

Çöp(m)adam

A social enterprise helping unemployed women earn a living by creating fashionable items from throwaway materials, the 'Garbage Lady' saves at least six tons of waste from going to landfill annually, and sells over …
Top Choice Homewares in Beyoğlu

Hiç

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 Homewares in Beyoğlu

NYKS

Olive-oil candles scented with mint, thyme, bay leaf, pine, lavender, cedar, bergamot, rosemary and green mandarin are presented in gorgeous copper, marble, glass and ceramic containers and offered at this cute shop…
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

Epoque

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…