Successful shopping in Istanbul

(updated: 26 December 2017)

These are the addresses that will help you to spend a lot of money in Istanbul!
For more information please refer to part 1of this article.


Dance costumes

Most of the shops own a website that shows their style of costumes and some have a map for directions on it. Generally they are very easy to find, especially in the Grand Bazaar. Broken English is spoken in most places.

To call or fax dial ++90 for Turkey and +212 for Istanbul.

If you go to these shops and have any additional information you would like to share, please tell me.

The shops are listed according to city parts / streets. I have also created a Google map to guide you.

Caddesi = street
Sokak = small street
Han = courtyard (off the indicated street)


Kapaliçarsi - The Grand Bazaar -

Bazaar Ali Baba
Fesciler Cad. No. 119 - 121,
Large range of costumes in every price category, special designs, friendly service. Also good for souvenirs.

Gülseren Giyim
Yaglikçilar Cad., Cukur Han No: 63 D:1,
In a small side street. If in doubt, just ask in another shop. Good for skirts, accessories and costumes, moderate prices.

Yaglikçilar Cad. Cebeci Han No. 16,
Big shop with costumes, skirts and silk veils

E.M. May Gift Shop
Kavaflar Sok. No. 9
Beautiful costumes, some with Tribal influences

Köylü Pazari
Yaglikçilar Cad., Astarci Han No. 19 – 26
Turkish folklore costumes

An entire street for Tribal style jewellery and accessories: Yorgancilar Caddesi

Fabric shops

various along Yaglikçilar Caddesi

Tozanli Ticaret
Yaglikçilar Caddesi, Cebeci Han No. 22
High quality fabrics

Eminönü - Egyptian / Spice Bazaar

Bereket Gift Shop
Misir Carsisi
Affordable costumes

Marpuççular is Merkezi
Marpuççular Caddesi No. 6
Dozens of little shops for sequins, rhinestones, pearls, jewelry, accessories etc. on 7 floors!

Kristal Bijuteri
Marpuççular Caddesi No. 24
Best source for hotfix stones, loads of rhinestones, seperate or as jewelry

Various shops
Along the entire Sabuncu Han Caddesi
Rhinestones, fashion jewelry, sewing materials, etc.


Legend Costumes / Simi
Istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sokak No. 20, Kat: 2,
Great costumes, off the rack and made to measure

Gözde Müzik Shop
Galipdede Cad. 6 / B
Instruments, zills in various qualities

Bilge Music
Galipdede Cad. / Sahkulu Sok. 1A
Instruments, zills


Boutique Bella
Fulya Cad. ER-SE Han No. 3-5 D.16, 1st floor, Mecidiyeköy,
Professional costumes
Metro to Sisli-Mecidiyeköy, Fulya Caddesi is close to the exit by the mall.


Both in the same building. Take the tramvay to Aksaray, through the underground shopping mall, down the Atatürk Blvd, 2nd street to the right - opposite big construction site.

San Eil Moda
Inebey mah. Inkilap cad., Oto is hani No. 55, Kat : 1/53, Tel. 212 584 21 10,
Large choice of professional costumes

Dogan Göck
Inebey mah. Inkilap cad., Oto is hani No.43 K: 2/80,
Large choice of professional costumes


Pelin Moda / Facebook
In a residential area, best contact first for directions. Good prices

Kader Terzi - Instagram
No showroom, just a small workshop, takes orders online


Dance shows

Sultana's Nights
Cumhuriyet Cd. No:40, Tel. 219 39 04

Gar Music Hall
Mustafa Kemal Pasa Cad. No. 3, Yenikapi, Tel. 588 40 45

Tashan Arkat
Kemalpasa Mah. Fethibey Cad., Laleli, Tel. 514 48 30

Rhythm of the Dance / Derwish Show
Hodja Pasa Culture Center (former Hamam)
Ankara Caddesi Hocapasa Hamam Sok No. 5-9D Sirkeci, 511 46 26

SuperFabric Club
Didem performs here on Saturdays
Cumhuriyet Caddesi No:42/A, Tel. 0530 848 52 52

Restaurants with dancers (on weekends)

Sade Meyhane
Hüseyinaga Mahallesi, Hamalbasi Caddesi, No 8, Beyoglu, Tel. 243 16 46

Bosphorus Dinner Tours



Dance classes

Sema Yildiz
Serap Su

Princess Banu
Les Arts Turcs



Rakkas Istanbul Festival
Orientalist Festival



I have created an overview on Google Maps for you. Just click on the desired addres on the left hand side and the view will shift there.


I also drew a simplified map of the Grand Bazaar with the most important streets to find costume shops.