Shopping in Marrakech

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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Sissimorocco

Recognisable from their stylish camel branding, Sissimorocco are well known to style aficionados in Morocco and worldwide. With products that expertly capture the atmosphere of Morocco, their cushions, lampshades, curtains, dishes often feature subtle Moroccan themes from palm trees and donkeys to oriental headdresses. Colours tend to either be the bright, sun-soaked colours we all

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Héritage Berbère Parfumerie Marrakesh

Travellers often wax lyrical about the myriad of wonderful and fragrant smells that drift across Marrakech at different times of the year. The gardens, rich with jasmine and orange blossom that bloom in the sun send forth their scents while oil burners in riads and shops warm the heady scents of bergamot and rose. It

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Hamid Khantour artist in Marrakech

We discovered some time ago that often you don’t have to go very far at all to discover great art, in fact, sometimes it is right on your doorstep, or next door, especially in Marrakech. So, with this in mind we were delighted recently to discover that one of our guests had stumbled upon the

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Zid Zid Kids

We are all aglow over these colourful, well-designed and handmade children’s toys. Zid Zid Kids began in Marrakech in the spring of 2003 where the directors were inspired by how children play. Just recently the business shifted to Tangiers, but in between that time Zid Zid Kids have won awards in France at Maison &

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