LONDON — Manu Atelier, the Istanbul-based accessories label, is expanding its presence beyond Turkey, partnering with big international retailers such as Net-a-porter and Selfridges, while earlier this year, it launched in the U.S. with Opening Ceremony and online with Shopbop.com
The brand's cofounders, sisters Merve and Beste Manastir, are pushing ahead against a backdrop of economic and political instability in Turkey, where multiple terror attacks and a coup occurred last year. While company sales have not been directly impacted, Merve Manastir told WWD that tourism took a hit and women became more cautious about buying luxury products during such a difficult time.
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