As you walk past Mae Zae in Karaköy you can’t help but make your way down the stairs to see what’s inside. To your delight you see that everything is for sale and the airy basement loft has such an attractive design that you’ll wish you lived there.
Both an office and a shop, Mae Zae’s owner Münire Alabaz manages the Turkey distribution of Swedish accessory brand Triwa, and the large white table displaying Triwa’s hand cut acetate sunglasses and fine watches are proof of this endeavor. The spacious basement also sells vintage furniture and accessories, Marvis toothpaste, clothing from Brand Who, and jewelry from local designers, as well as a small coffee corner to relax and take a breathe.
As a ‘space to share what I like,’ in her own words, Alabaz is always on the lookout for more, and you’ll have to visit her often to make sure you don’t miss out on her latest discoveries.
Kemankeş Karamustafapaşa Mahallesi, Hoca Tahsin Sokak No.16/A, Karaköy – (0212) 288 7768
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11:00 – 19:00