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Feb 16
Wednesday
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The Bazaar Bag: Just Tote It


One of the pleasures of living in Istanbul is to settle into a rhythm of shopping in the city’s various weekly produce bazaars. At our local bazaar, we watch the seasons change according to the produce sold from little stands that crowd the side-streets. It is a riot of color and smell that’s accompanied by the bark and banter particular to Turkish transactions.

While these weekly markets present us with an excuse to venture out into parts of town we’d usually never visit, within minutes of any shopping excursion our fingers begin to ache as we collect plastic bags filled with produce.

Not anymore.

Together with artist Olga Alexopoulou, we have designed a roomy, stylish bazaar bag to take to the markets. The image, inspired by a day at the Tarlabasi bazaar in Beyoglu, also conveniently lists the different neighborhood markets around Istanbul and the days on which they are held. It is printed on 100% cotton, heavy-duty canvas that was recently field-tested comfortably with more than 12 kg of vegetables.

So say goodbye to all that plastic and bring a Bazaar Bag next time you head out to the market.

The Istanbul Eats Bazaar Bag (25 TL) is available exclusively at:

Titiz Manav
Duduodalar Sokak 17
Balik Pazari
Beyolgu/IST

Galata Sarkuteri
Serdar-I Ekrem Sok. 30
Galata/IST

Kocgiri Curio Shop
Faikpasa Cad. 3
Cukurcuma/IST

Manzara Istanbul
Galatakulesi Sokak No: 3/2,
Galata/IST

And in the Tarlabasi Sunday Bazaar:
Tarlabasi Market, (Sundays)
Cankiymaz Market (at the top of the market)
Omer Hayyam Cad 20
Tarlabasi/IST

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4 Responses to “ The Bazaar Bag: Just Tote It ”
  1. The bag is beautiful! How can we get them outside of Istanbul?

  2. Lisa, we’re in the process of setting up a simple way to order it via PayPal. Stay tuned….

  3. These bags are great. We were proud to take ours back to its land of origin when we were in istanbul in September, and managed to fit in a swing round the market in Tarlabasi, bag over shoulder. Back in London, it’s our favourite for the grocery run. Well worth it!

  4. Thanks Nemorino! glad to hear the bag is holding up well. Having a surplus here, we used several Bazaar Bags recently while moving houses. Worked out just fine.


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