Fikriye Vintage Shop
By Serenat Kivilcim
“Fikriye was the name of my grandmother, and the furniture in the store is from her bedroom,” says Bagcan, the owner of Fikriye Vintage Shop, whose curiosity about vintage clothing and objects began at an early age. For many years, she has been steadily augmenting her collection of old and interesting pieces upon countless visits to bazaars and flea markets. Each item is a relic in its own right, telling a story from its details and charming imperfections. However, two and a half years ago her father closed her small wares store, resulting in her unemployment, and upon a thorough soul search, she dreamed up the idea of opening a vintage boutique in Izmir to accommodate her customers with pieces from her extensive vintage collection… And so began the journey of Fikriye Vintage Shop.