Little Istanbul offers unique finds: treasures you won’t find anywhere else.
Make Your Shopping Experience More Meaningful
The products are hand selected by the owner, Vural Oktay, who travels to Turkey to meet with local artisans and producers. His wife, Jackie, runs the store, which is beautifully decorated!
You can read their story of how Little Istanbul got started here and here, and see a selection of their wares here. I really like learning about the product selection process, how customers respond to their store, and how this new business has impacted them. It makes the buying experience more meaningful and fascinating. I can appreciate the products so much more.
A Store of Wonder
I didn’t feel like I needed a new bedspread until I went here. Shopping here makes me feel like I’d smile every time I looked at something I bought here. The designs and colors are truly remarkable.
This store is all about texture and the senses from the minute you walk in the door. The exotic smells of spices lure you in. While I was looking, the manager and long-time chef of Tuckerbox, Jason, was talking with Caleb, a worker at Little Istanbul, about how they use the different spices in the store. I learned a lot just listening and couldn’t wait to try Tuckerbox too for the full experience.
A Store to Explore
Little Instanbul has a little bit of something for everyone.
Hand embroidered shoes!
And even culinary products and sweets
You should definitely check out this spectacular store and find your next treasure!