Türkiye’s first fashion museum... (My Life: Vakko)”
“Hayatim: Vakko”, the first fashion museum that was established by a fashion company, was opened in Beyoglu store to display the Vakko journey that started in 1934 and the big change in clothing culture with very special collections, and has been in service with its new management building in Vakko Fashion Center in Nakkastepe.
The history of Vakko is full of firsts. Vakko is the first fashion company that made a fashion advertisement, and also sen sapka is one of the first companies to advertise. sen sapka advertisement in French that was published in Le Journal dates back to 1942.
Vakko that stepped up to the plate with the liveliness of development and regeneration atmosphere noticed that hats, scarves and imprints were not enough. Fashion is a complete concept. So as “Fashion is Vakko” slogan defines, Vakko assumed the leadership of fashion and prêt-à-porter sectors, together with the consciousness this leader title brings forth.
The secrets of prêt à porter fashion, is not making wholesale production in large quantities from similar models, it is catching the style of the day with limited production. In other words it is the democratization of haute couture. As a fashion producer, this has been prior target of Vakko. Many concepts that are accepted universally today were adopted first by Vakko before many countries and fashion houses.
In 1962 first Vakko fashion store was opened in Beyoglu in European part of Istanbul and Vakko introduced Türkiye’s clothing world with a brand new concept.
Vakko Beyoglu is not only the largest store opened till that date, but also is the leader of high quality and luxury clothing customer service which is a new concept. Here the customers met the modern practices like sales without bargain, regular discounted sales, change and refund of the sold product for the first time.
In 1968’de, Vakko factory was constructed in Merter in 29.000m2 indoor and in total 36000 m2 area. Vakko Factory which is decorated with paintings and statues of famous Turkish artists and has an art gallery inside, has been only the first step of the importance and support that Vakko will impose on art. Today Vakko has an art collection that includes rare samples of both traditional arts and also works of best modern artists. Vakko opened its second fashion store in Ankara in 1973. In the consecutive years seven Vakko fashion stores, a series of Vakko Scarf, Tie, Shirt, Superfine Store and dealer, and in 1982 Türkiye’s first fashion store Vakkorama was opened in Istanbul. The advertisement campaigns conducted all around Türkiye and yearly fashion shows which are regular elements of Vakko calendar, support Vakko image.
Vakko Factory was opened in 1968 in Merter. With the project of architect Haluk Baysal, Vakko Factory has been one of the first samples of Türkiye’s modern factory buildings with its 29000 m2 indoor area. Factory has taken a special role by embracing art.
The works of famous Turkish artists, are placed in important points of factory starting from the entrance of factory. The works of Turkish artists like Bedri Rahmi Eyüboglu, Eren Eyüboglu, Ilhan Koman, Hasan Kavruk, Haluk Tezonar, Mustafa Pilevneli... Tile panels of Jale Yilmabasar, statues of Sadi Çalik and many other things...
Information, experience and creativity came together in Vakko Factory that renewed its machinery according to changing technology. Vakko Factory started giving service in its new building which has 33000 m2 area in Esenyurt since 2008. The works of famous Turkish artists, are placed in important points of factory starting from the entrance of factory.
The works of Turkish artists like Bedri Rahmi Eyüboglu, Eren Eyüboglu, ilhan Koman, Hasan Kavruk, Haluk Tezonar, Mustafa Pilevneli... Tile panels of Jale Yilmabasar, statues of Sadi Çalik and many other things...
Information, experience and creativity came together in Vakko Factory that renewed its machinery according to changing technology. Vakko Factory started giving service in its new building which has 33000 m2 area in Esenyurt since 2008.
Vakko Wedding House, from the leader of wedding gown sector in Türkiye
Vakko Wedding House is a wedding shopping concept peerless in the world... Here, it is possible to find night dress, tuxedo, accessory, lingerie and hat options for all ceremonies for bride, groom and their families under one roof.
In addition to the Vakko Wedding collection, it is possible to find collections of Pronovias in a private floor, together with the collections of world famous designers like Oscar De Le Renta, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Elie Saab, Valentino, Reem Acra, Zuhair Murad, Jenny Peckham exclusively in Vakko. Vakko, limitless in options and service, can make any kind of change in its ateliers on the wedding gowns chosen by bride nominees and can create totally tailor-made wedding gowns.
In Vakko Wedding House you can also find Vakko Couture collection, and cocktail and night dress collections of world famous designers** for the families and friends of future wedding couples. In this store, where tailor made orders are prepared according to request in different colors and sizes, you can complete your dress with all its details including lingerie, hat, shoes, bag.
In Vakko Wedding House Suadiye there are many different ready-made tuxedo collections for groom nominees. For grooms and family members who prefer tailor-made instead of ready-made, tailor-made tuxedos with all its details selected by themselves are prepared here.
By reviving the unforgettable memories of "Sen Sapka", Vakko Wedding House is presenting a large hat collection in its wedding concept to Vakko lovers, which is very hard to find these days.
Being a bride is fascinating; being a Vakko bride is more fascinating...
Vakko Couture Andrew Gn, Azzaro, Carolina Herrera, Elie Saab, Herve Leger, Leonard, Marchesa Couture, Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, Paule Ka, Reem Acra, David Meister, Dina Bar-el, Halston Heritage, Nicole Miller, Rachel Gilbert, Robert Rodriguez,Tadashi, Alberto Makali Basix, Abed Mahfouz, Badgley Mischka Couture, Christian Siriano , Carlos Miele, Jenny Packham, Printing, Vera Wang, ML Monique Lhuillier, Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo, Kara Janx, Marchesa Notte, Mark & James, Theia and Yrusha.
Vakko, producing its own chocolate in Türkiye since 1989, has the privilege of being the first fashion brand to make this. By mixing its special formula with highest quality cacao seed, cacao oil and different tastes, Vakko is giving its name to the most delicious chocolates of Türkiye.
Vakko Chocolate, which is created by predicating on world’s best “Swiss Chocolate”, is inviting its lovers to a delicious world with 15 different types of chocolate, each of them very special and presented in its brand new white box. Vakko Chocolate is enriching its product range with new tastes produced every year in limited amounts only for the season. Vakko produced Chocolate with Date for Ramadan dinner tables in August, Vakko with Chestnut for New Year’s Eve in December and lastly praline with special caramel filling in heart shape and chocolates in heart shape without any filling for Valentine’s Day in February.
Vakko Chocolate Collection:
Vakko Superfine, Vakko Extrafine, Vakko Praline, Vakko Nugatin, Vakko Turkish Delight, Vakko Superfine Mints, Vakko Tablets&Bars, Vakko Gaufrette, Vakko Chocolate Coated Raisin, Vakko Coffee Drops, Vakko with Chestnut, Vakko with Date, Vakko Passion, With Block HazelNuts With its different flavors there is a Vakko Chocolate for every taste. Vakko Passion, which is made of Vakko Chocolate and Physialis (a South American fruit), is a product that is sold only in Istinyepark Chocolate Boutique. Vakko Extrafine, the latest product of Vakko is one of the other special products of Vakko Chocolate with its privilege of being
Türkiye’s finest chocolate...
Vakko Chocolate Istinye Store is open 10.00- 22.00; Vakko Stores are open in different working hours depending on their location. Vakko, producing its own chocolate in Türkiye since 1989, has the privilege of being the first fashion brand to make this. Vakko, is selling its products in total in 61 points, including Vakko Stores, Atatürk Airport Duty Free and Sabiha Gökçen Duty Free, and its Gaufrette, Tablet Chocolate and Chocolate Coated Raisin products in all Macrocenters with same sensitivity.