With the passage of time, more and more people are interested in buying unique antiques, with which they decorate their houses and not only! Even more, there are those who are searching for vintage pieces and second hand items…
What these people have in common is that, when they choose a travel destination, they also want to know everything about the best antique and vintage shops.
Istanbul, offers plenty neighborhoods full of these kind of boutiques! The best place to buy antiques and vintage items in Istanbul, is in Cihangir area, at Cukurcuma street. A lovely neighborhood with dozens of choices! Don’t miss it…
An antique, is an old item that is collected because of its age, beauty, rarity and of personal emotional connection! An object that represents a previous era or time period in the human society…
Asli Gunsiray is a woman, inspired by historical and modern movements, developed her unique style. Collecting Anatolian art and Ottoman architectural pieces, opened her own boutique in 1988, where you can have a vivid shopping experience. She also offers custom-made projects for commercial and individual spaces. In this wonderful shop you can find exclusive pieces such as fountains, doors, columns, earthenware jars, and ceiling centerpieces as well as elegant couches and shimmering chandeliers, Turkish coffee sets, liqueur bottles, vases, and many more!
Address: Çukurcuma Caddesi No. 58-60, Cihangir Telephone: (0212) 252 59 86 www.asligunsiray.com
A la Turca
This antique shop, carries the finest antique rugs and furniture! A chic showroom that not only offers a warm welcome to customers visiting but also lessons on Ottoman art history and local lore. A place full of exquisite objects and a remarkable collection of Anatolian kilims, Ottoman embroidery textiles, kaftans and pillows, pottery, ceramics, frames, pieces of furniture, accessories and many more…
Address: Faik Paşa Cad, No: 4, Cukurcuma Cihangir Telephone: (0212) 245 29 33 www.alaturcahouse.com
Hakan Ezer is an interior decorator, known for his genuine interior architectural designs. Specializing in a more traditional style, he is the man behind the interior decoration for some of the city’s most prominent houses. He created a building as a showroom with steel construction, iron and raw wooden materials. While a lot of Turkish contemporary art can be found in the showroom, the antique shop also hosts items from the 15th century, such as Chinese artifacts and Ottoman era statues
Address: Faik Paşa Cad, No: 5, Çukurcuma Cihangir Telephone: (0212) 293 95 06 www.hakanezer.com
Vintage style usually refers to items or clothing that imitate the style of a previous era!
Pied de Poule
Pied de Poule is one of the least known vintage stores of Çukurcuma even though it was mentioned in newspapers such as Wallpaper, New York Times, Financial Times and moreover to various fashion programs on tv! The owner of Pied de Poule, Şelale Gültekin, started this ‘old-fashioned’ business with her grandmother’s clothes and now the result is amazing!
Address: Faik Paşa Yokuşu, No: 19/1, Çukurcuma Telephone: (0212) 245 8116
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Madame Eleni’s vintage temple! If you would like to travel through time to France of 1920’s, then you should visit this unique and beautiful shop that hosts vintage items, such as gloves, shoes, wedding crowns and lingerie! You can find great pieces from 20’s and 50’s that you will love…
Address: Kuloğlu Mah., Adile Naşit Sok. No:3, Cihangir Telephone: (+90) 532 506 5019
This vintage shop was founded in 2007, from 2 sisters called Didem Arayıcı & Banu Öneş. From the moment you step your foot into the store, all these vintage elegance and the modern designs will fascinate you! Romantic collections and beautiful dresses, chandeliers of Marie-Therese style, porcelain tea sets and lovely accessories for you house, are some of the items you will find in this lovely shop…
Address: Şimşirci Sokak No:11/A Cihangir Telephone: (+90) 212 249 0483
Of course your choices don’t end here! There are many other neighborhoods in the city where you can find antique and vintage shops, such as Aksaray, Mecidiyekoy, Uskudar, Kadikoy and Sultanahmet
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