The new homeware store blends Hussein Chalayan collaboration with everyday and luxury items
LONDON (24 November 2022) — Offering an emporium of high-quality homewares, global brand Karaca has opened the doors to its first-ever UK store in the Islington Square retail development, a curated space spanning 2,641sq ft, across two floors.
Attendees at the opening ceremony included Karaca Managing Director for the UK, Cihangir Çetintırnak, who presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony with The Consul General of the Turkish Consulate General in London, Bekir Utku Atahan, alongside the Chief Commercial Counsellor for the Turkish Embassy in London, Murat Özsoy, the TRNC Representative Office’s London Consul, Namık Cafer, Karaca Board Members Selin Kiper and Hüseyin Karaca, Chief Customer Officer Erkut Baloğlu, and Ahmet Rıfat Ökçün.
Image from Left to Right – Erkut Baloğlu, Selin Kiper, Cihangir Çetintırnak, Murat Özsoy, Bekir Utku Atahan, Namık Cafer, Ahmet Rıfat Ökçün, Hüseyin Karaca
Speaking on the day, Cihangir Çetintırnak, Karaca UK MD, said: “Today is an exciting day as we celebrate the opening of our first UK store in Islington, one of London’s most dynamic retail destinations. An exciting time for Karaca, seeing the store come to life with guests and now customers as we are officially open to the public is a high point for us, as we look to continue the company’s global expansion here in the UK both online and as a brick-and-mortar retailer. We welcome the local community and shoppers from farther afield to be a part of our journey and as welcomed members of the Karaca family.”
A family-run business founded in Türkiye in 1973, Karaca’s offering includes over 1,000 design-led products that are innovative and inspiring, ranging from everyday living to luxury pieces for the home.
Displayed on reclaimed wooden pallets in the new London store, Karaca’s collections span across tableware, cookware, bedding, home accessories, and small appliances including its latest Christmas ranges and gifting. Additionally, visionary designer Hussein Chalayan’s limited edition sculptural tableware collection, crafted from ground pearl, also features, following its successful UK launch at Design London in September.
With sights firmly set on growth, Karaca now operates from over 375 dedicated stores and more than 1,100 concessions, as well as its online shopping channels, across three continents. Adapting an innovative approach has made Karaca a household name, with most stores outside of Türkiye based in Europe.
Opening offer: All in-store purchases will receive a 15% discount until 31st December 2022.
Images Left to Right: Karaca X Chalayan Limited Edition Tableware Collection; Karaca Home 4 Elements 100% Turkish Cotton Bedspread Set; Karaca Stainless Steel Induction Cookware
Monday to Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Islington Square, South Arcade
116 Upper Street