For all you vintage shoppers, thrift-store lovers, second-hand connoisseurs out there, Sentetik Sezar is the way to go! This cute little shop, situated on a pleasant side street near Cihangir – the Mecca of all things vintage- gives you neatly kept, reasonably priced vintage items. Vintage shops can easily be overcrowded, gloomy or overpriced; but this place gives you a refined selection, plenty of sunlight and a cosy atmosphere. Whether it’s granny’s floral dress you’re looking for, or a pair of edgy sunglasses, or some old photographs, you can find it here.
Sentetik Sezar is pretty active on Facebook, check out their page to see if there’s something you like, message the shop and they’ll reserve the piece for you.
For an ideal day around the area, start at Sentetik Sezar, grab a bite at Cihangir and head to Çukurcuma for coffee or antique-shopping, and finish your tour at the wonderfully nostalgic Museum of Innocence.
Update – Sentetik Sezar has a new branch on the Asian side, keeping up with the hipster invasion of Kadıköy. Check out their FB page for address and goods on sale!