Sep 7, 2015
Just ask mega celebrities like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, who have all been spotted in Istanbul’s bazaars and hipster boutiques, and they’ll tell you the ancient city is great for retail therapy. Oprah Winfrey, for instance, loves Nakkas (below), located just behind the Hippodrome, for its fine collection of hand-woven kilim rugs. Tucked inside the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar (above), Ottoamano’s specially woven shawls, cashmere scarves and throws are a favourite with Sarah Jessica Parker and Jade Jagger. And the last time he was in town, Hugh Jackman was spotted at the mega retail complex, Zorlu Center.