A global homeware brand has opened its first ever UK store in Upper Street.

The family-run Karaca opened its doors in Islington Square on November 24.

Spread over two floors, it stocks tableware, cookware, home accessories, small appliances and bathroom and bedroom goods.

Karaca's UK MD, Cihangir Çetintırnak, said at the ribbon cutting: “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 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 bricks-and-mortar retailer.”

Also at the ceremony were Turkey's consul general for London Bekir Utku Atahan and chief commercial counsellor for the embassy Murat Özsoy. 

Islington Gazette: Karaca in IslingtonKaraca in Islington (Image: Karaca)

The opening follows the September launch of Karaca’s limited edition sculptural tableware collection crafted from ground pearl in collaboration with designer Hussein Chalayan. 

Karaca operates 375 stores and more than 1,100 concessions, and has online shopping channels across three continents.

Customers are being offered 15% off in all-in-store purchases until December 31.