By  on March 2, 2017
Merve and Beste Manastir

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

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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