Thursday, April 11, 2013

2 favorite stores in Istanbul: İpek Kundura & Tekten Optik

I've confronted with 2 stores last month; one is very close to my favorite café so it wasn't that hard
to see the store, another is placed at one of my favorite districts in Istanbul; Sirkeci.

İpek Kundura means that "silk chaussure" that I really like the brand's name and its athmosphere.
Here is different than the other shoes stores, there are 3 steps to reach there, at the first and second
floor, you see that all shoes are made by master of shoes :)
All shoes are hand-made and very "retro", even they are not second hand. You can find from 1920's
to 1970's style shoes, both for summer and winter. 

Also they design shoes for some Turkish soap operas, movies and costume dramas... And of course,
there are many dance shoes, that I'm really interested in. Especially the lindy hop ones!

I bought a pair of 30's shoes with a suede face and a black ribbon, I love them already!

Address: Kuloğlu Mah. Kocaağa Sok. Bali Apt. No:4 /4 Çukurcuma, Beyoğlu

Tekten Optik
Here is another favorite store for me. Here you can find many brandsFendiRalph LaurenSirena, 
Nina RicciRocheOsse and from the "cities collection" Florence Design and Liena Pitti.
Here are both glasses and sunglasses with a reasonable prices and really beautiful styles from
40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!

All they are second hand vintage but so clean and looks like pretty new

I've found many handsome glasses there, especially when I need really comfortable round shape
glasses! Now I cannot decide which one I should use :)

Address: Hamidiye Cad. Şah-As İş Hanı No:36 Kat:1 No:14 Sirkeci

If you come to Istanbul, don't go back without visiting these two stores!

Bu yazının Türkçe'si hatta daha uzunu için sizi şöyle yönlendiriyorum: 
Istanbul Keşif Günlüğü Volume: 4

1 comment:

  1. Is there an online shop where i could get those beautiful shoes.let me know please


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