While it’s fun to shop in the bustling Grand Bazaar, it can be an overwhelming experience with all the sounds and temptations competing for your attention. If you’re looking for a quieter, more relaxed and reliable shopping option, then head to Tribal Art Hand Craft House in Sultanahmet.
Located one street back from the tram line, owner Nihat and his assistant Yekta will help you browse through their extensive range of hand-crafted ceramics, mosaic lanterns, candle holders, waterpipes (nargile), and textiles such a wall hangings, cushion covers, and handbags. The best bit for the haggle-phobes is the bargaining is minimal as the prices quoted are already reasonable.
The guys here can pack and wrap your purchases for safe transportation home. If you’re concerned about the weight of your suitcase—no problem—door to door delivery via international post can be organized. Do know that parcel post from Turkey can be expensive, so check the prices by weight before splurging beyond your means.