A friend recently asked if I had any recommendations for a European getaway in November. I immediately thought of Istanbul, which has remained a vivid memory ever since my first (and only) visit a few years ago. It’s a beautiful city, with the sparkling harbour giving a sense of space that balances out the crowded streets and dense markets. Another nice thing about Istanbul is that even though it’s a huge, modern city, it still has a very distinct cultural style – and as a result is a wonderful shopping destination.
Latitude is an online store that fuses travel and fashion, giving the shopper a carefully curated taste of some of the world’s most iconic cities. Of course, Istanbul is represented, and since it may be a while til my next visit, perhaps a little long-distance shopping may be in order. Here are some favourite items.