US fashion house Polo Ralph Lauren has opened a new store in Istanbul, Turkey, its first free-standing boutique in the country.

The shop, which opened to customers on Friday (10 October), is located in the city's Istinye Park shopping complex.

Polo Ralph Lauren now operates over 300 stores worldwide, with recent openings in Milan, Tokyo, Moscow and Paris.

"The opening of our first location in Istanbul is just another step for us as we continue to strengthen our presence in new markets around the world," the company said.