I'd like to buy some of the mosaic glass lamps and have them shipped back to me in Canada. Is there any way to tell if a company is reputable? Ok, I know that sounds like a silly question but is there some sort of Turkish tourism stamp I could look for?! I have visions of me paying for the lamps and then never getting them and having no way of following up!
I tried asking our tour operator, in case he could follow up if the lamps never arrive, but he said that he didn't know of a specific shop.
We're staying in the Sultanahmet area so I was thinking of hitting some of the lamp stores and avoiding the Grand Bazaar, although maybe those stores are just as legitimate?!