Miniko Shop has started to its activities on the internet in October 2010 as a hobby, selling second hand designer products. It has gained a corporate identity in February 2012 and opened up its first cute boutique in Galata region of Istanbul, in an ancient neighbourhood. Then second boutique was opened on September 2014 at Pera reqion, on Meşrutiyet Street, just a block away from Soho House Istanbul, in a very elegant historic building. This retail Boutique continued to operate until the end of July, 2016. Since then, we continue to operate in the exclusive pop-up activities and online channels.
Miniko Shop has many ethnic products which are carefully selected from abroad, mostly handmade by artisanal tribes. We had introduced many new products to Turkish retail market. E.g.; best quality Wayuu Mochila bags, handmade by indigenous women of Colombia, made with ancient fabric Banjara bags from India, traditional hand embroidery trim bags from Thailand, high-quality pleksiglass clutch handbags of Ashlynd brand from Los Angeles, handmade genuine leather Babouche slippers from Morocco, 100% cotton hand embroidered traditional blouses from Mexico and dresses can be counted. On the other hand, Miniko goes on strong as a consignment Boutique, sells preowned and vintage womens’s clothing and accessories of all authentic world-wide known designer brands.
In addition, we have our own flagship brand; Mino Bags that we have produced in Turkey with traditional Mexican fabric, genuine leather and ancient Afghan ornaments with high quality craftmanship.
We use social media very actively with our four different accounts on instagram : @minikoshop @mino_bags @wayuumochilaturkey and @miniko2ndhand.
Although we continue with a completely amateur spirit and resist working with PR agencys, we succeed in taking place in both printed and Visual Media.