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Istanbul’s best boutiques for stylish, relaxed chic

Istanbul, a top international destination for travellers and a bustling city full of professionals, is home to high-quality Turkish brands that offer on-trend, stylish yet casual looks to suit every taste

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If there is a way to make smart-casual looks luxurious, prestigious Turkish fashion house and department store Vakko has achieved it. Visitors to Vakko are met by an escort at the store’s entrance who will attend to their every need. The elegant, sophisticated shopper will find clean, chic suits, flattering blouses and accessories for every occasion. This high-end brand features timeless styles that are well worth investing in. For those with a sweet tooth, Vakko even offers its own signature chocolates.

Vakko, Abdi İpekçi Caddesi 33, Nişantaşı, +90 (0)212 248 5011

Founded in 1986, Ipekyol (whose name translates as Silk Road in English) features easy-going womenswear that ensures an effortlessly smart look. Ipekyol is one of three labels in the Ayaydın-Miroglio Group and evidence of this Turkish-Italian partnership is clear in its chic yet casual styles, which include flowing, fluid blouses and cinched-waist dresses. While trouser suits are not part of Ipekyol’s line, there are more traditional slacks and blazers for professional occasions.

Ipekyol, İstinye Park AVM, İstinye, +90 (0)212 345 5020

NetWork epitomises smart casual with its denim-toned slacks and flirty skirts. This Turkish brand prides itself on modernity and understanding the fast pace of contemporary womens’ lives. Collections feature comfortable yet refined looks and stylish designs which mean that purchases will last beyond the season. For the busy client who only has time for one-stop shopping, NetWork offers its own pumps, handbags and accessories, so shoppers can create complete, ready-to-wear outfits.

NetWork, İstinye Park AVM, İstinye, +90 (0)212 345 5970

Roman accomplishes a natural look that is pretty, feminine and flowing, offering complete outfits with shoes, bags and other accessories. The shopper at Roman will find varied colours and prints that hang loosely but give a clean, sophisticated style, so that she can be ready for all occasions, whether a daytime meeting or an evening cocktail.

Roman, City’s AVM, Nişantaşı, +90 (0)212 373 2691

For a younger, more relaxed look, ADL offers a wide variety of vibrant and affordable on-trend choices. This brand’s extensive line features a plethora of mix-and-match bottoms and tops. Colourful skinny jeans and comfortable cotton tops can be put together for fun, smart looks. What makes shopping at ADL so special? Beyond the lively colours that will brighten up any day, pieces are designed to be versatile and multipurpose, to enhance any wardrobe.

ADL, Cevahir AVM, Şişli, +90 (0)212 380 2215



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