our story – bedestan

our story


‘bedestan’ comes from the rich tradition of mediterranean commerce—a story spanning thousands of years, from hellenistic greece into ottoman times.


a ‘bedestan’ is a covered market; the center of commercial activity in major cities, a place where artisans and traders from around the world brought and sold their finest items.

this commercial tradition culminated in istanbul’s grand bazaar, which for 250+ years was the key connection between europe and asia. during these years, the grand bazaar was the world’s premier market, unparalleled in its luxury, abundance, and variety.

bedestan is a modern update to this tradition. here you’ll find luxurious goods for the internationally inclined, modern home. we emphasize the quality and sustainability of small-batch artisanal making, wrapping it in the most eco-friendly convenience that e-commerce has to offer. 

bedestan is founded in istanbul and currently has offices in istanbul and miami.