Shopping in Marrakech

Michèle Baconnier boutique in Marrakesh

Designer Michèle Baconnier is known for her re-designs of that quintessential Moroccan slipper, the babouche. Her store in the new town of Marrakech, Gueliz, also sells women’s and children’s clothing, jewelry, household accessories, such as gorgeous blankets and throws. A passionate traveller and a creative designer, she combines both passions to produce an abundance of

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Scènes de Lin, boutique in Marrakech

Scènes de Lin is a well-established chic boutique in the new town of Guèliz in Marrakech – definitely worth making the effort to find. It’s on the Rue de la Liberté now re-named to Rue El Houria. It is located east off the main shopping street, Rue Mohamed V, where Carré Eden, the new apartment/shopping

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Great design in Marrakech

Atelier Nihal – boutique in Marrakech   Atelier Nihal is a perfect example of the blend of European design combined with Moroccan skills. It has been around for 11 years. The designer, Marion Verdier, designs and produces traditional and bespoke hand-woven fabrics on traditional hand looms. The difference between her work and what is made

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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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