As a city with so much history hidden in every urban crevice, it’s no surprise that Istanbul has a plethora of vintage stores where the past is appreciated for its attention to detail. Visit our favorite vintage shops for the best selection of clothes and accessories that the Turkish
city has to offer.
One of the city’s newer vintage shops, the collection at Vintage Istanbul is anything but new. Owner Özge Tan had been accumulating her goods for many years as a hobby, until she finally decided to share them. You’ll find everything from luxury brands like Vera Wang to equally fabulous no name brands, as well as jewelry and scarves.
Ayan Caddesi No. 52, Balat, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 532 700 83 63
Considered one of the city’s best, Sentetik Sezar proudly presents their collection in a neatly organized fashion with an eye for high quality. You’ll find clothing, shoes, and accessories from the 70s to the early 90s in very good shape and individually dry cleaned. Also check out their Facebook for new additions to the store.
Kazancı Yokuşu, Pürtelaş Sokak No.1/A Cihangir, Istanbul, Turkey
This basement floor hideout has one of the largest selections of vintage finds available in Istanbul. You’ll spend a few hours browsing through leather jackets, wedding dresses, coats, sunglasses, and everything in between (neatly organized into sections, thankfully). It’s no surprise that By Retro provides costumes to Turkish TV shows.
İstiklal Caddesi Suriye Pasajı No.166, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 245 6420
With a name that translates into ‘one thousand suitcases’, you can only imagine what is awaiting you at Binbavul. A huge selection from the 20s to the 90s is ready for a good and thorough rummage, while the records, books, and cameras are also worth a browse.
Galip Dede Caddesi No.66 Tünel, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 243 7218
After having worked as Mavi Jeans’ visual merchandiser, Gizem Saluvan changed some things in her life and decided to open Grandma Vintage. In her shop you’ll find the accumulation of her regular visits to local markets and her international trips, including clothing, shoes, bags and accessories, as well as home decoration items and furniture. You’ll be sure to discover something good, because Gizem never buys anything she wouldn’t wear or use herself.
Kumbaracı Yokuşu No.41/A Tünel, Istanbul, Turkey