Long a domestic favourite for glassware, Paşabahçe offers essentials such as thin-waisted Turkish tea glasses in every imaginable shape and size. The extensive selection ranges from matching rakı glass and ice sets with abstract etchings to vases emblazoned with reproductions of the mosaics adorning the Hagia Sophia. The brand’s cultural heritage line includes gold and turquoise coloured enamel vases with opulent details and glass bowls with stylised Arabic calligraphy in gold.
Paşabahçe, Teşvikiye Caddesi 47A, Nişantaşı, +90 (0)212 233 5005
Haremlique makes use of both historical motifs and modern design aesthetics. The product line at this boutique ranges from sumptuous linens stitched with geometric borders reminiscent of Ottoman-era window panels to bedspreads with Ottoman prints paired with coordinating cable-knit blanket sets in red, teal, blue and brown. Batik-printed caftans feature floral patterns embedded with small tulips, while minimalists will appreciate the sleek silk robe and one-shouldered nightgown sets in black and white.
Haremlique, Şair Nedim Caddesi 11, Akaretler, +90 (0)212 236 3843
Shoppers come to Chakra for its cosy yet modern linens and understated towel sets, all in muted shades of beige, periwinkle, pink and cream. The brand offers a wide array of women’s robes in bamboo and cotton knits in different styles and textures, with an emphasis on understated quality. Don’t overlook the extensive and fragrant soap collection or Chakra’s version of Turkish-style cologne, which is offered in fig, linden, lavender, lily and tangerine as well as the traditional lemon scent.
Chakra, City’s AVM, Nişantaşı, +90 (0)212 373 1970
For luxuriously handcrafted metal goods, ceramics and glassware in Turkish style, look no further than Hiref. The store’s sleek, minimalist interior provides an elegant backdrop for the brand’s blend of traditional Turkish forms with distinctly modern details. The selection includes hammered metal mirrors with burnished gold crescents, teal china vases with sun designs, silver tea trays and turquoise prayer beads. The exquisitely crafted cufflinks that reference Seljuk motifs are also not to be missed.
Hiref, İstinye Park AVM, İstinye, +90 (0)212 345 6038
Dantell puts an upscale spin on high-quality linens inspired by traditional Turkish dowry items. Handkerchiefs, towels, bed linen and tablecloths are embellished with the intricately designed lacework from which the brand takes its name. Be sure to check out the cotton-knit robes and pyjamas with the same lacework decorating the sleeves. All products are purchased directly from the individual craftspeople who make them.
Dantell, Akmerkez AVM, Etiler, +90 (0)212 224 0867