ADA Café & Bookstore

  Ada (which means “island” in turkish) is known for it’s extensive collection of books and music, but relocated to the Istiklal Street in Beoglu, and now not only has a fully stocked bar but is also drawing in crowds with it’s great kitchen serving food all day long. It has super friendly service and…

Paristexas Galata- uberstylish bargain hunters $$

ParisTexas is a fashion jem- in the back streets of Galata selling hand-picked designs by Marc Jacobs and Acne alike. Many pieces are from cool unknown japanese brands and there are always great offers such as buy 1 get 1 free! The pieces are real bargains, they are often last season which justifies the low…

Atölye 11 – contemporary design store in Karaköy $$$

Located in a former Orthodox church in Karaköy, Atölye 11 is a design store selling unique jewelry, clothing, home accessories and furniture. It is owned by the architect/ industrial designer duo Burcu & Levent Çipiloğlu, who run a design consultancy for decoration and industrial design projects. Their approach to contemporary design can be seen in…

Sentetik Sezar – for Vintage lovers $

Newly renovated, Sentetik Sezar is probably the most urban vintage store in Istanbul. This small hidden place is heaven for fans of bohemian clothing. Colourful, stylish patterns, amazing fabrics and uniques cuts- you will not leave this store empty-handed. Sentetik Sezar lets you browse in “accessory heaven”; vintage sunglasses, belts and other stylish add ons…

Nikol Galata – Chocolate, candles & more $$$

This café-store on Serdar-ı Ekrem (our favourite street in the stylish Galata area) is a combined cosy café and concept store selling selected items. With the dim lighting, the jazz music in the background and their elegant but warm interior it makes you feel like sitting in a friend’s living room and lets you lose…