Destinations: Shop Real Time Istanbul with Kay McGowan (not live)


Shop Real Time Istanbul October 9-14 with A Curated World by Kay McGowan

Kay McGowan is on a shopping adventure…

I’ve been visiting Istanbul, Turkey for the past few weeks, doing what I love most: exploring the markets and bazaars and meeting with respected artisans and dealers to discover the most authentic and high quality goods that Istanbul has to offer. Join me by following A Curated World’s Pinterest Collection: SHOP REAL TIME ISTANBUL.


Shop Real Time is a is a simple on-line Pop Up Store. You shop in REAL TIME with me while I’m on location in a dynamic, trendsetting city like Istanbul. It’s a simple way to explore and shop a city’s artisan studios, antiques stores, and flea markets, in real time with me leading the way. It’s armchair shopping at its finest.


Shop Kay's Istanbul Catalog

Shop Kay’s Istanbul Catalog

To shop, browse our Pinterest board SHOP ISTANBUL to see the unique home and fashion products I discover.  It has photographs of each item, as well as size, material, provenance and price, plus a unique product number. You will see new items daily. You’ll email your choices, pay via PayPal, we’ll ship your items directly to you.

Purchasing takes 3 simple steps:

1. EMAIL your selections to immediately to reserve.

2. RECEIVE a Paypal Invoice from Kay (Paypal accounts are NOT required).

3. PAY your PayPal invoice by Friday, October 17th, 12:00pm, noon ET.  *Extended, End date TBD, likely Friday, October 17th. We’ll ship your items directly to you.

4. Rinse, lather and repeat!


The Pinterest board is our Istanbul Shopping Catalog, and will include photographs of each item, as well as information on size, material, provenance, and price. We’ll note if an item is sold as a pair, or if it has a unique history or purpose.

Each item will have a unique PRODUCT NUMBER. Email us at immediately to reserve your choices – note each product number and quantity!

Each night we will send out PayPal invoices with complete product details and estimated shipping charges. Invoices must be paid by *October, 2014 by 12:00pm, noon ET.  **Extended, End date TBD, likely Friday, October 17th

One exception: receipts for one-of a kind items will be sent separately and have a 24 hour due date.

Things to remember:

–Our daily emails will NOT reflect Kay’s Complete Collection – more items will be available online at SHOP ISTANBUL.
–You do NOT need a Pinterest account to view our SHOP ISTANBUL Board.
–Include Product Numbers and quantity in your purchase request.
–Include your complete name, shipping address, and telephone number in your purchase email.
–You may add items to an open invoice at any time.
–You may have multiple Invoices. We welcome this!   *We will adjust shipping accordingly.
–You may pay a PayPal invoice at any time prior to Oct. 14.
–You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay an invoice via this service.
–Shipping will be added to your PayPal invoice per standard UPS Ground/USPS service quotes.
–Invoices may be adjusted any time prior to payment.
–All Sales Are Final Per payment.
–We can’t guarantee availability of Real-Time Istanbul, Turkey items via our website.

*Any order invoice not paid in full by the end-date of our sale will not be filled. We will reach out to anyone with an open invoice prior to canceling.

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No sales on this website will be fulfilled. Please call us at 800-591-7976 with questions.