April 4, 2007

Best Shopping in Istanbul

By Verdict Staff

Interior Marcelo

A shopping trip in Istanbul just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Grand Bazaar.

With 58 covered streets, 4,000 shops, two mosques, two hamams and up to half a million visitors a day, the Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world. If your style is more designer shops, and a calmer shopping experience, then head to Adbi Ipekçi Street or high-end malls such as City’s Nişantaşi or Istinye Park. Özlem Süer House offers a unique concept shopping experience.

ÍSTIKLAL AVENUE

One of the most famous pedestrian streets in Istanbul and situated in the historic Beyoğlu district, Ístiklal Avenue has three million visitors a day at weekends.

Boutiques are housed in beautiful late Ottoman-era buildings and you’ll find a broad selection of music stores, galleries cinemas and restaurants.

ABDI IPEKÇI STREET

Adbi Ipekçi Street in the Şişli district is the most expensive shopping street in Turkey. Visitors will enjoy a variety of exclusive designer shops and chic restaurants serving international cuisine. Adbi Ipekçi Street is fast becoming a fashionable destination for New Year’s celebrations.

Malls

CITY’S NIŞANTAŞI

+90 212 373 3333

Teşvikiye Mah. Teşvikiye Cad. No. 162 Nişantaşi

www.citysnisantasi.com

ISTINYE PARK MALL

+90 212 345 5555

Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460

www.istinyepark.com

A LA TURCA

Erkal Aksoy’s A La Turca is an old townhouse located in Çukurcuma, a well-known shopping district for antiques.

Its four floors are bursting at the seams with quality vintage furniture, pottery, and elegant copper vases and feels more like a sumptuous private residence. Aksoy specializes in fine old kilims, carpets and antique textiles. Appointments to visit A La Turca should be booked in advance.

Erkal Aksoy, owner

+90 212 245 2933

Faikpaşa No.4 Çukurcuma, Cihangir

ATIL KUTOGLU

Turkish designer Atil Kutoglu has been presenting his collection at New York Fashion week since the year 2000.

In 2008 he opened a flagship store in the chic Nişantaşi district of Istanbul, close to Louis Vuitton and Cartier. The interior has been designed by Florence-based designer Claudio Nardi whose clients include the ‘who’s who’ of Italian fashion: Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Malo. Nardi’s use of contrasting wood and brass showcases clean minimalist design with a splash of Ottoman flamboyance. The Kutoglu collection ranges from ready-to-wear and knitwear to handbags and couture. High-end department store, Beymen, carries a Kutoglu line in several of its branches.

Ms. Ozlem Karaman

+90 212 260 6067

Ms. Durin Dagli

+90 212 260 6067

Bostan Sok. 9/2,Nişantaşi, Tesvikiye 34368

www.atilkutoglu.com

ÖZLEM SÜER HOUSE

The Özlem Süer collection includes a broad selection of white shirts for businesswear, clean cut organic cotton dresses, hand knitted cardigans and wedding gowns.

Özlem Süer House, located in the heart of the city in Nişantaşi in a three storey Art Nouveau building, offers a concept shopping experience. There are 10 different concept rooms, including one for hair dressing and makeup and a coffee corner. The aesthetic of the shop compliments the architecture, with its 1930s Art Deco armchairs, Greek-style nightstands and a magnificent vintage chandelier in the main showroom. In the garden there is a bistro where patrons can relax and recharge under the shade of magnolia trees.

Gunes Karadeniz

+90 212 240 5738

Büyükçiftlik Sok. No.20, Nişantaşi

www.ozlemsuer.com

GÖNÜL PAKSOY

Gönül Paksoy’s mantra is ‘timeless simplicity’. Inspired by Ottoman design, the designer uses old Ottoman fabrics, silk, linen and wool.

A trained chemist, Paksoy dyes her own fabrics with natural dyes. The imaginative designs are totally unique with sweeping fabrics, inspired by the whirling dervishes. There are silk slippers and tribal jewelry for women, and cufflinks for men. This is the shop to visit for one-of-a-kind authentic Turkish pieces.

Gönül Paksoy

+90 212 236 0209

Atiye Sokak 6/A & 1/3 Teşvikiye Osmanbey

MAVİ JEANS

Mavi, meaning blue, is the place to go for those elusive ‘perfect-fit’ jeans.

The flagship store in Istanbul has a full collection of jeans wear for young women and men, with unique Mediterranean designs and detailing. Mavi works with world famous designers, including Adriano Goldschmied who recently created a jeans collection for the brand.

Şenol Şahin

+90 212 371 2000

Kuloğlu Mah. İstiklal Caddesi No:153 Beyoğlu

www.mavi.com

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

BURBERRY ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5808 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460
 
BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 216 445 5531 Address: Bagdat Caddesi No. 493, Suadiye, 34740
 
BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 212 241 5516 Address: Abdi Ipekci Caddesi No. 5, Nisantasi 34367 Website: www.burberry.com
CHLOÉ ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 335 6782 Address Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460 Website: www.chloe.com
DOLCE & GABBANA ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5491 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı, İstanbul Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
EMPORIO ARMANI FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +90 212 233 0666 Address: Tesvikiye. Macka Palas No. 37, 80690 Website: www.emporioarmani.com
FENDI ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 6076 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460
 
HARVEY NICHOLS ISTANBUL Phone: +90 212 319 1155 Address: Büyükdere Caddesi, No. 185 Kanyon Alýþveriþ, Merkezi
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı Website: www.fendi.com
GEORGIO ARMANI ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5555 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460 Website: www.armani.com
GUCCI FLAGSHIP STORE Phone : +90 212 225 2151 Address: Maçka Caddesi Maçka Palas 39, Teşvikiye
 
ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5555 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı Website: www.gucci.com
HERMÈS FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +90 212 241 2778 Address: Abdi Ipakçi, Caddesi 79, Nişantaşı Website: www.hermes.com
HUGO BOSS FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +90 212 219 9447 Address: Abdi Ipekci Caddesi 23/3 Nisantasi, 80200
 
ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5555 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, No. 73 Sariyer 34460
 
HARVEY NICHOLS ISTANBUL Phone: +90 212 319 1155 Address: Büyükdere Cad No. 185 Kanyon Alýþveriþ Merkezi
 
CAPACITY SHOPPING CENTER Phone : +90 212 559 7636 Address : Zeytinlik Mah. Fisekhane Cad. No. 62 34000 Bakirköy Website: www.hugoboss.com
JIMMY CHOO ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 335 6766 Address: Büyükdere Cad No. 185 Kanyon Alýþveriþ Merkezi Website: www.jimmychoo.com
LANVIN FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +90 212 381 4900 Address: Suleyman Seba Caddesi 10
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı Website: www.lanvin.com
LOUIS VUITTON BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 212 246 6975 Address: Abdi Ipekçi Caddesi No. 6-8, Nisantasi, 80200
 
BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 216 361 6033 Address: Bagdat Caddesi 451/A. Suadiye-Kadikoy, 34740
 
ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5910 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460 Website: www.louisvuitton.com
MARC JACOBS MARC BY MARC JACOBS Phone: +90 212 381 4979 Address: Sair Nedim Caddesi No. 14, Akaretler-Besiktas
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı
 
BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 212 381 4969 Address: Süleyman Seba Caddesi No. 16 Akaretler-Besiktas Website: www.marcjacobs.com
MARNI FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +90 212 381 4929 Address: Suleyman Seba Caddesi 8, Akaretler, Besiktas
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı Website: www.marni.com
MICHAEL KORS HARVEY NICHOLS ISTANBUL Phone: +90 212 319 1155 Address: Büyükdere Caddesi No.185 Kanyon Alýþveriþ Merkezi Website: www.michaelkors.com
MISSONI HARVEY NICHOLS ISTANBUL Phone: +90 212 319 1155 Address: Büyükdere Caddesi No. 185 Kanyon Alýþveriþ Merkezi
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı Website: www.missoni.com
MOSCHINO ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5555 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı Website: www.moschino.it
RALPH LAUREN FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +90 212 345 7012 Address: İstinye Alişveriş Merkezi
 
ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5555 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460 Website: www.ralphlauren.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO HARVEY NICHOLS ISTANBUL Phone: +90 212 319 1155 Address: Büyükdere Caddesi No. 185 Kanyon Alýþveriþ Merkezi
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 48 00 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 23/1 Nişantaşı Website: www.ferragamo.com
SERGIO ROSSI FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +90 212 335 6500 Address: Akaretler Sair Nedim Caddesi 10 Besiktas
 
HARVEY NICHOLS ISTANBUL Phone: +90 212 319 1155 Address: Büyükdere Caddesi No. 185 Kanyon Alýþveriþ Merkezi Website: www.sergiorossi.com
TOD’S FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +90 212 296 9670 Address: Abdi Ipekci Caddesi No. 24. Nisantasi Website: www.tods.com
YVES SAINT LAURENT ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5555 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460
 
BEYMEN NIŞANTAŞI Phone: +90 212 373 4800 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No.23/1 Nişantaşı Website: www.ysl.com

JEWELRY & WATCHES

CARTIER CARTIER BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 212 296 1317 Address: Abdi Ipekci Caddesi No.20, Nişantaşı, 34367 Website: www.cartier.com
CHANEL CHANEL BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 212 353 5087 Address: Buyukdere Caddesi No.185 Kanyon AlýÞverÞ Merkezi
 
SPONZA SWISSOTEL Phone: +90 212 259 0223 Address: Bayildim Caddesi, No. 2 Swissotel Macka
 
SPONZA BEYMEN Phone: 90 212 345 5531 Address : Pinar Man.Istinye Bayin Caddesi, Istinyepark Alisveris Merkezi Istinve
 
SPONZA CIRAGAN KEMPINSKI ISTANBUL Phone: +90 212 259 9015 Address: Ciragan Caddesi No.32 Besiktas Website: www.chanel.com
CHOPARD CHOPARD BOUTIQUE Phone : +90 212 225 1775 Address: Mim Kemal Öke Caddesi 11/1, Nişantaşı Website: www.chopard.com
DE BEERS ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5808 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460 Website: www.debeers.com
DIOR HORLOGERIE ISTINYE PARK MALL Phone: +90 212 345 5930 Address: Istinye Bayiri Caddesi, 34460 Website: www.diorhorlogerie.com
MONTBLANC MONTBLANC BOUTIQUE ISTANBUL Phone: +90 212 219 2668 Address: Abdi ipekci Caddesi Side Apt. No. 53, Nisantasi 34367 Website: www.montblanc.com
OMEGA OMEGA BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 212 230 0671 Address: 65 Abdi İpekci Caddesi Street, Nazem apartımanı, Teşvikiye 34367
 
OMEGA BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 212 258 7777 Address: Tesvikiye Caddesi, Belveder Apt. No.101/1Teşvikiye, 34365 Website: www.omegawatches.com
PATEK PHILIPPE TEKTAS WATCHES & JEWELLERY Phone: +90 212 282 0471 Address: Akmerkez No. 227,
 
TEKTAS WATCHES & JEWELLERY Phone: +90 212 224 7176 Address: Mim Kemal Öke Caddesi No. 11/2, Nişantaşı, 80200
 
TEKTAS WATCHES & JEWELLERY Phone: +90 212 353 0555 Address: Kanyon No. 119, Levent 34394 Website: www.patek.com
TIFFANY BOUTIQUE – COLLECTION Phone: +90 212 232 0742 Address: A.S Abdi Ipekci Caddesi No. 65,
 
CIRAGAN PALACE HOTEL KEMPINSKI Phone: +90 212 259 8795 Address: Ciragan Caddesi No. 32, Besiktas 34349 Website: www.tiffany.com
VACHERON CONSTANTIN VACHERON CONSTANTIN BOUTIQUE Phone: +90 212 231 9035 Address: Abdi İpekçi Caddesi, Altin sok. Ahmet Kara İşhanı No.2/A 34365 Nişantaşı Website: www.vacheron-constantin.com
ZENITH DAMAS CIRAGAN HOTEL KEMPINSKI Phone: +90 212 259 8795 Address: Ciragan Caddesi No. 32, Besiktas 34349
 
SAMI JEWELLERY Phone: +90 212 559 8159 Address: Galleria Shopping Center CGR 348 34158 Ataköy Website: www.zenith-watches.com