Istanbul is a timeless fusion of cultures and aesthetics. And no journey to the transcontinental metropolis is complete without a stop at some of the genuinely interesting shopping places. Istanbul offers everything, from high-end stores to locally produced home products, and it's all unique. Here's a list of the coolest shops you can find in Istanbul.
Shopi Go, which began as an online concept store before launching its first location in 2014, is known locally and internationally for its blend of international fashion goods. Shopi Go is probably already on whatever trend you're seeing in publications, on runways, or celebrities. On any given day, you may discover the newest from hundreds of international designers, and if you've had your fill of Istanbul's beauty, you can continue shopping via its simple online platform.
“Nice to Have” designs and produces delicately created, functional and permanent objects that you would be happy to have in your daily life.
When you go to “Nice to Have”, don't forget to take a look at the Giclee Poster series, where there are many eye-catching drawings from flamingo to elephant, rooster to olive branch, Monstera leaf to deer.
Istanbul is one of the few cities in the world with such a long history. Visit the Denizler Kitabevi bookshop in Kabataş to learn more about its heritage, everything from historical maps to preserved books to unique lithographs. You may easily get lost in another century here, with an atmosphere that resembles a comfortable townhouse - covered with bookcases and intact maps spanning its walls from floor to ceiling. You'll never feel hustled out of this shop because of its pleasant employees.
There's no shortage of places to pick up an Istanbul-inspired trinket, whether it's a magnet or stickers in the city. Kağıthane House of Paper is a hidden gem in the Karaköy area, offering extremely unique souvenirs as well as things you can use every day, including artisan-crafted calendars, coasters, bookmarks, and stationery. Several of the colorful shop's items feature Istanbul's inhabitants and monuments, so take a tour through it. Aside from certain stationery mainstays, the shop has a continuous cycle of regionally inspired and off-the-wall eccentricity.