The Shopkeepers: Istanbul

Photo courtesy of Petra Topağacı

Founded by designer and consultant Paula Flynn, The Shopkeepers is a curated online collection of beautiful shops from all around the world. I’m very happy to have contributed several features from Istanbul, here are the first four:

Mitza Yeniköy

” Mitza means, ‘earth,’ in Georgian. I decided on this name because it is the earth that bestows me with the plants I love…Mitza is a flower shop and atelier. However, the services encapsulate everything having to do with cut flowers, dried flowers and potted plants. Apart from that, I also do a lot of floral designs for weddings and events, and sell several works from local designers…”

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Courtesy of Mitza

Petra Topağacı

“Petra Topağacı is a coffee shop but it doesn’t have the visual cues of a modern coffeeshop. It is basically a French/New York style bar but serves delicious freshly roasted premium coffee. We call the shop our neighbourhood cafe because we designed the space so that it targeted people who lived in the area and the design details were created so it looked like a cafe that was already there before it opened its doors…”

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Courtesy of Petra Topağacı

Müz

“Müz was inspired by extraordinary plants, minimalist materials and natural items. Its store was designed with a similar approach:a place where you can find a carefully collected selection of terrariums, flowerpots, gardening tools, and accessories…”

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Courtesy of Müz

Civan

“The idea behind the shop was very unique, we wanted to bring a concept of bespoke men’s fashion that hadn’t really been done before in Istanbul…We’re famous for our tailored suits, design shirts and bow ties…”

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Photos courtesy of Civan
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