If you’re looking for the big international fashion houses like Prada, Gucci, or Louis Vuitton, then Istanbul’s Nişantaşı neighborhood as well as the İstinye Park and Zorlu Center shopping malls should be first on your list. However, for the cooler, younger, and more independent designers, Istanbul has an abundance of boutiques that have racks filled with season appropriate goodies you’ll want to take home.
Established by an architect and fashion designer, Midnight Express always has some of the best men and women’s collections and accessories from Turkish and international designers. A showroom that has helped many up-and-coming names become very established, Midnight Express features local designs such as the gorgeous bags of Mehry Mu, the urban chic collections of Burçe Bekrek, bohemian getups by American Vintage, and Yazbukey’s overtly colorful outspoken jewelry (to name a few).
Küçük Bebek Caddesi No.3, Bebek, +90 212 263 2111
If you’ve got a laid back, boho-chic style and are looking for some new and worthy wardrobe additions, Acquaverde should have you covered. This cool Galata boutique with its minimal interior has comfy t-shirts, sneakers, dresses, and accessories from designers like American Vintage, Majestic Fiatures, and Otto d’Ame just to name a few.
Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi No.42/A, Galata, +90 212 244 1340