Niantasi & Tevikiye
Fashionistas and visitors for whom the bazaars of the Old City sound like a panic-inducing nightmare should head straight for the smart residential and commercial districts of Niantai and Tevikiye, where Istanbul’s haute bourgeoisie roam freely..rnAbdi pekçi CaddesirnAbdi pekçi Street is the closest the city has to Bond Street or Madison Avenue, though it’s a good dealer smaller, leafier and nicer. This avenue is where Turkey’s top designers show off their stuff alongside the usual list of well-known international brands. rnrnrnBeymen (23) – newest and classiest branch of top Turkish department store. rnCengiz Abazolu (20/A) – wild women’s eveningwear from the eponymous haute couture designer. rnHakan Yildirim (23/3) – up-and-coming fashion guru, creating very high-end womenswear. rnrnrnElsewhere in Niantairnand Tevikiye rnArzu Kaprol (Atiye Sokak 9) – top Turkish fashion designer with international following. rnDerin Design (air Nedim Caddesi 20/D) – custom-made sofas that can be delivered to anywhere in Europe within six weeks. rnEla Cindoruk & Nazan Pak (Atiye Sokak 14/B) – small and trendy jewellery boutique.rnGönül Paksoy (Atiye Sokak 6/A) – unique fashion designs based on contemporary reinterpretations of Ottoman clothes.