Established in 1996 by Seref Ozen and Mustafa Gokhan Demir, cocoon has grown to become a renowned Turkish brand with the slogan "Seeing comes before words." ...more »
Halikarnas Nazarlik is one of the oldest stores in the Grand Bazaar. The store stocks blue and white 'evil eye' beads, keychains, ornaments, glasses and more. ...more »
Offering a bold new take on souvenirs, Sedef Calarkan in Cukurcuma stocks a range of clothing and accessories as well as home furnishings. ...more »
Take Away Istanbul is a new souvenir concept which brings together designers, producers and customers. Take Away Istanbul's unique creations include t-shirts, bags, keychains, wallets and more. ...more »
Constantine Art Gallery houses a collection of contemporary Turkish oil paintings, sculptures and handicrafts. Open since 2006, the Gallery seeks to promote talented young local artists. ...more »
Visitors to Turkey are often on the lookout for the perfect souvenir to take home. Whether inspired by local culture or just something unique, souvenirs are an important keepsake of your time in a place.
Istanbul has a seemingly never ending array of souvenir shops, especially in the touristic centre in Sultanahmet. Though many of these stores sell similar items, there are some special gems waiting to be discovered. The MyIstanbulInfo team has put together a list of some of Istanbul's most unique and quality souvenir stores.
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