The Grand Bazaar may be one of the top tourist attractions in the city but it still is a favorite among locals as well.
Having a girls’ day out at the bazaar, going from one shop to the next, haggling in between coffee breaks, getting lost in the corridors while hearing sellers speak in a thousand different languages is an experience that never gets old.
So the next time you’re at the Grand Bazaar, take a look at our selected shops as well if you’re hoping to find something special while you’re there.
Olive oil soaps, peştemals, towels, scrubbing mitts and a variety of natural Turkish hamam products that you can use in your bathroom or give as a gift.
Dhoku & ethnicon
Located right across from each other, these sibling stores carry unique contemporary kilims that started the patchwork craze of today.
If you’re into antiques, you’ll find a unique collection of items here from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Objects made with the traditional art form çini.
Nick’s Calligraphy Center
Perhaps one of the most unique forms of calligraphy can be found here. Imagine a frame with handprinted calligraphy on dried leaves hanging on your wall. Perfect!
Contemporary objects (bowls, glasses, trays) and jewelry that are perfect as gifts.
A great collection of hand-woven carpets and kilims made with natural fabrics featuring traditional motifs from all around Anatolia as well as Iran, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia.
If you’re ready to splurge on jewelry, Sevan Bıçaksı has some unique pieces that are perfect for those who like to make a statement with their rings.
Sivaslı İstanbul Yazmacısı
Colorful, handmade fabrics that will up your home décor the traditional way.
Sofa Art & Antiques
Located right outside the Nuruosmaniye gate, this antique shop is filled with calligraphy works, paintings, objects, prints, ceramics, maps and more.
Abdulla: Molla Fenari Mah. Alibaba Türbe Sk. No:15, Eminönü; 0212 526 3070
Eski: Cevahir Bedesten No. 152-154; 0212 512 52 38
Dhoku: Takkeciler Sok. No. 58-60; 0212 527 6841
Ethnicon: Takkeciler Sok. No. 49-51; 0212 527 6841
İznik Art: Halıcılar Sokak No. 18; 0212 512 3473
Nick’s Calligraphy Center: İç Bedesten Şerif Ağa Sokak No. 24; 0212 513 5473
Özlem Tuna:Ankara Caddesi Nemlizade Han No. 65 Kat 5, Sirkeci; 0212 527 9285
Recep Karaduman: Takkeciler Sokak 54; 0212 528 66 11
Sevan Bıçakçı: Molla Fenari Mah. Gazi Sinanpaşa Sk. No:16, Eminönü; 0212 520 45 16
Sivaslı İstanbul Yazmacısı: Yağlıkçılar Sokak No. 57; 0212 526 7748
Sofa Art & Antiques: Nuruosmaniye Caddesi No. 85/A, Cağaloğlı; 0212 520 2850