Nisantasi has been a fashion capital of Istanbul’s shopping scene for a while, with its original market being for weddings. Nowadays, you can find a lot of cute boutiques that feature the original works of local designers. It’s also a great place to find unique and eye-catching jewelry, including works with precious metals and stones. The streets of boutiques are also dotted with some of the best coffee spots in the city. Come with your local friend to find the perfect outfit, have it specially fitted or altered just for you, and end the excursion with a great cup of coffee!
Shopping in Istanbul
Istanbul has been a center for trade for centuries, so it’s no surprise that you can find a vibrant shopping scene throughout the city. With fashion and products influenced by designers from all over the world, shopping in Istanbul is an adventure in itself. While you can find stores and shops on basically every corner, each with their own unique flavors. Here are some of the top districts for shopping in Istanbul.
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All About Mezes: Private Cooking Workshop
Ibrahim showed us how to prepare lots of different mezze and explained nuances between different dishes. Clear explanations and recipes and very friendly. And ofc the food is delicious. Would definitely recommend!
Private Turkish Breakfast with a Chef!
We both had a great tour with Aysegul, we not only learned a lot about the food and the culture of Istanbul but we also saw a lot more than we would have done on our own. Aysegul went out of her way to make the rest of our trip complete by sending through via WhatsApp lots of recommendations for Hamman, restaurants and many more tips. It definitely felt very personalised and more of a “local” experience with Aysegul. If we had our time again we would have asked even more questions and encouraged Aysegul to tell us even more about the day in the life of someone living in Istanbul .. definitely would
Recommend Aysegul to others thinking of combining breakfast with a local guide. James and Jasmina
Best Views from the Asian Side Private Tour
I really enjoyed the tour in eastern Istanbul with Riccardo (11 Sept. 2018). First, I liked it because he’s good with language: we spoke (fluently) in English and French (he knows also Italian, Spanish and of course, Turkish) and he taught me some useful words in Turkish. Secondly, he’s a quite relax and flexible guy, so you feel really comfortable with him, and he’s open to adjust the tour in any way that you’d like. Finally, he knows interesting things about Istanbul...I’m glad to have met him and have done this tour.