Aponia: “Istanbul… they call it chaos, we call it home”

Girl wears famous Amonia t-shirt

Known as a mere t-shirt graphic design store in Istanbul, Aponia is so much more! Its funky, artistic and interesting atmosphere showcases many intriguing and cool T-shirt designs of Istanbul as well as other Turkish cultural images and messages. Aponia has two locations: Beyoğlu and Galata. Galata offers Supermind Coffee in their cozy coffee bar where visitors can take a break while checking out the different artwork and photography around the store while the Beyoğlu location is bigger with a wider variety of designs.

Co-founded by Fatih Dağli and Orçun Çetinkaya, Aponia represents their artistic side. Tangled up inside a complex cat’s cradle with the words “Istanbul – They call it chaos, we call it home” scrawled beneath it, one of their collections is among Istanbul’s most recognizable features and has become an iconic image of Istanbul. Aponia is an exciting shop offering both shopping and art all in one. Not able to browse their T-shirts first hand? You can also order them on their website.

Aponia store in Galata

Beyoğlu: Asmalımescit Mah. Hacco Pulo Pasajı. No: 108/4 E
Galata: Müzeyyetzade Mah. Galipdede Cad. No: 101/A
Tel: (0536) 354 6004


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