Shopping in Marrakech

Online shopping if you can’t get to Marrakech

Try Etsy for exotic Moroccan finds Etsy (www.etsy.com) is a huge online marketplace. If you’ve not heard of it, as we hadn’t until recently, think of it as a kind of fashionable ebay without the auction element. It’s full of arts and crafts inspired items and is a colourful way to shop online whether you’re

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Marrakech for fashion shoots

Marrakech models Fashion shoots regularly take place in chic Marrakech. Palaces, souks and riads often host models and their entourages. It’s no wonder, with the honeyed light, the elaborate costumes that Marrakech is known for and the exoticism that the city still evokes. One of the most inspirational, and downright beautiful, ones we’ve stumbled across

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Getting lost in Marrakesh

Get lost! in Marrakesh To get lost in a foreign city is a fear that many of us have, but putting away the map can be just the thing for adventure. The souks of Marrakech are – we promise – a great place to get lost in. So, what to expect? Well, cast adrift in

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Fashion designer Marrakech

  Ayron We just have to tell you about Marrakech-based Algerian-French fashion designer Norya Nemiche, otherwise known as Ayron. Her collection, which includes abayas and coats, is beautifully colourful and exudes the exoticism of Marrakech. The kaftans made of delicate transparent muslin are perfect for lounging around the pool, or layered up for outside. We

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Hanout in Marrakech

As we know Marrakech is a veritable hot-bed of fashion and barely a week passes without another boutique opening. Equally, our shopping list is never-ending with yet more ‘must-buy’ items added all the time. One of our long-time favourites, which we would like to share with you, is Hanout. According to their promotional material, Hanout

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Artisan-inspired handmade handbags – made for you in Marrakech

Even if you’re in Marrakech just a few days, if you make your way to Adil Andaloussi’s place in Rue Riad Zitoun Jdid (New Olive Street), he can make you a genuine leather handbag using ancient techniques (as opposed to the machine-made ones in the souks). Simple bags range from 200 dirhams and ones with

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33 Rue Majorelle – near Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech

If Colette is Europe’s best concept store, 33 Rue Majorelle, owned by Monique Bresson and Yehia Abdelnour, is arguably the African equivalent. Located down the street from the Jardin Majorelle botanical park and museum in Guéliz, the two-story shop—part boutique, part art gallery, part café—takes Maghrebi style standards and makes them mightily mod. Hence the

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Popham Design – Marrakech-Morocco-inspired

American designers Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes live in Marrakech and own the Moroccan tile company Popham Design. Inspired by the traditional style of Moroccan cement tiles, all the tiles they create have been carefully made by hand by skilled artisans in their Marrakech factory. The designers say that they are inspired by everyday life in

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Pop-up at Le Jardin, restaurant in Marrakesh

As one of the world’s best shopping destinations, it’s no wonder that Marrakech has jumped on the worldwide pop-up shop craze. One of the best to keep an eye on is the one held at the restaurant Le Jardin. Pop Up Shop occasionally takes over the first floor of Le Jardin in Souk El Jeld

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Al Nour – textiles – artisans in Marrakesh

We recently found out about a small company called Al Nour who produce beautiful, hand-embroidery which has been created by disabled female artisans in Marrakech. Al Nour is a social enterprise which, along with the retail arm, includes a day care centre and a professional training centre. By shopping at Al Nour your dirhams go

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