Lutfi Kirdar Congress Center where Startup Istanbul will be located, is within walking distance of Nisantasi, Beyoglu and Istiklal Street.
Nisantasi is the luxury fashion district for shopping with its cafes, restaurants and chic boutiques. It hosts many high end department stores such as Beymen, Vakko, Hugo Boss, Tod’s, DKNY, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada, Hermes, Gucci,Armani..etc. The combination of historical buildings and stylish haute couture stores give Nisantasi a very elegant style.
The main streets of Nisantasi are Valikonagi, Rumeli and Tesvikiye. You will find everything to suit your budget on these streets. If you want a relaxed start of the day, Machka Park is the escape for people living on this side of the city. You can do your morning exercise and then taste some local flavors in Park Cafes.
Nobel laureate Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk is also a resident of Nisantasi, and there are lots of foreign residents living in here. If you come to Nisantasi, there is no chance to miss the local designers, so you can visit these famous Turkish Designers’ stores.
The Best of Turkish Designers
Arzu Kaprol: An important Turkish fashion designer who is praised for her fluid feminine style both in Turkey and France. Atiye Sokak No. 9, Nisantasi; P: (0212) 225 01 29
Hakan Yildirim: Known as Hakaan in the Fashion world, Hakan Yıldırım is famous for his architectural, oversized, and masculine tailoring that gives a woman just the right amount of edge she might need. Abdi Ipekçi Caddesi No. 23/5, Nisantasi; P: (0212) 248 46 80
Elif Cigizoglu: The famous designer is no stranger when it comes to dressing Turkish celebrities both on and off screen. Her night gowns have been seen in most famous Turkish TV shows. Tesvikiye Caddesi No. 178/3, Nisantasi; P: (0212) 296 00 12
Özlem Süer: Varying from avant-garde couture, to pret-a-porter, Süer designs elegant dresses for all kinds of occasions. Büyükçiftlik Sokak No. 12, Nisantasi; P: (0212) 240 57 38
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