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Off the beaten path

American Catherine Salter Bayar marries years of experience in textile and interior design with insider knowledge gained through 20 years’ residence in Istanbul to provide bespoke shopping tours. Tell her your budget—she knows where to find the bargains—and she'll steer you through the city's dizzying array of bazaars, specialty stores, and workshops. The best part: Bayar works with trusted vendors, so there's no tortured haggling. The tours, which are $250, include a stop for lunch at a workers' canteen outside the Grand Bazaar or a more upscale Turkish restaurant nearby. Reserve in advance.

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