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Doktor

Standing strong in Kapalıçarşı since 1861

Close-up on towels and olive oil soaps at Doktor

If you go to Kapalıçarşı, you must make a stop at this little shop just at the Örücüler Kapısı (Örücüler Gate). The owner, Mr. Süleyman Ertaş, a fifth generation storeowner in the bazaar comes from a family that has been running this shop for more than 150 years. Mr. Ertaş, a medical doctor by training, who is more passionate about textiles, runs this business for more than 40 years.

You can find all types of woven textiles here from all around Turkey. Antique hand woven textiles from Safranbolu, cottons from Maraş, shawls from Tosya, cotton towels and bath robs in all shapes and colors as well as high thread count bed linens from Denizli are all neatly placed on the shelves in this store.

Mr. Ertaş has supplied textiles to major Hollywood productions including Troy, Batman, Hobbit, Last Samurai, and the Pirates of the Caribbean as well as works with top designers such as Cemil İpekçi and Rıfat Özbek. So, we’re sure you’ll like the variety and can find something to take home with you.

We like: The patented Şekerpare shawl that keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer is not to be missed.

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