Category Archives: Shopping in Marrakech

Imports from Marrakesh – online

Marrakech goods available online

Berber bags from souks in Marrakech

 

 

 

 

 

Kelim poufs souks in Marrakesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve written previously about shopping for Marrakech goods online – usually from Europe. If you are in N. America, our latest find is Imports from Marrakech based in the Chelsea Market in NYC. As well as an online business, they also have a brick and mortar building with a dazzling selection of treasures from Mohamed’s favorite artisans in Marrakesh–babouches, berber bags, belts, hookahs, magic carpets, wedding blankets, Berber pillows, leather poufs, lanterns, tiles, silver tables, tea-pots, brass trays, jewel-tone tea-glasses and more.

Kelim pillows souks in Marrakech

http://www.importsfrommarrakesh.com

phone 212-675-9700 | email info@importsfrommarrakesh.com

LOCATION
Imports from Marrakesh in the Chelsea Market
88 Tenth Avenue
New York, New York 10011

SOUK HOURS
Monday -Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 11:00-7:00 pm

 

 

Shopping for modern design in Marrakech

A Designer’s Guide to Marrakech – shopping for modern design in Marrakech

Maison Lab – new modern store in Marrakech

I feel I know this man – his taste and ours coincide perfectly. Modern design in Marrakech is easily found in this design-rich city.

Shopping for modern design in Marrakech MaisonLabNew York interior designer Martin Raffle recently opened his studio, MaisonLab, in the heart of the ancient medina. It is in Riad Laarouss, very close to Riad Sapphire and Spa. It brims with modern objects and furnishings – directly reflecting my belief that Marrakech is totally modern (and ancient).

I’m so enthusiastic about modern Marrakech design that not only our boutique riad hotel in Marrakech but also my own home is filled with finds from Marrakech – from leather rugs, to Bani Ourain rugs, kelims transformed into seating, handwoven fabrics for drapes, wool blankets, leather club chairs, berber cushion covers, metal cutwork lanterns, tassels, baskets for shopping and stylish storage, leather goods. You can also find local craftsmen to fashion what you envisage if you don’t find it in the market – like our leather-covered fan.

Maison Lab Shopping for modern design in Marrakech

Marrakech is also a great source for wonderful perfumes, artisan soaps, shower gel, and shampoos.

Marrakech is worth a visit just to view what Marrakchis produce.

http://www.maisonlab.com

Derb el Ferrane

Riad Laarouss

Marrakech

Crowdsourcing for Boucharouite museum in Marrakech

Musee de Boucharouite Marrakech rag rugsWe have written previously about these wonderful rag rugs crafted by local Moroccan women – some of them are amazingly beautiful and artistic. http://bit.ly/1KqbM0N

Frenchman, Patrick de Maillard, has started a crowdsourcing site to raise funds for a cafe in the museum Café Boucharouite de Marrakech set up on the roof terrace of the museum. https://fr.ulule.com/musee-boucharouite/

The café is a good spot to find peace and calm, away from the crowds in the medina.

The museum is dedicated to all forms of popular art with a strong emphasis on these carpets made from scraps of fabrics and transformed into the pure joy of creativity, woven or embroidered by Moroccan women, many of them Berber women. These women are uneducated artists and practice their art from recycled old clothes weaving into them their emotions.

Even if they weave by intuition, they are nevertheless present, woven into the strands of their looms amongst innumerable coloured knots – it is not always a conscious effort, this expression of their sensory perceptions of space and their interior lives.

The results are enchanting, colourful and artistic.

Colourful Boucharouite rug Marrakech

 

Azbezt, 107 Derb al Cadi, Marrakesh, Morocco

If arriving by taxi, ask for Ben Saleh

+212 5243-83887

https://fr.ulule.com/musee-boucharouite/

 

 

 

Online shopping from Marrakech

Xmas shopping in Marrakech 0r not in Marrakech

Would you like to make Xmas shopping easy and also find some unique gifts from Marrakech‬? If you can’t go there then you can buy from this onlinestore‬ for Moroccan handicrafts and high-quality items http://soukdunord.

For further information on online stores selling beautiful gift items from Marrakech see our blog article

babouches by artist Hassan Hajjaj Marrakechbags from leather store in Marrakech

Online shopping in Marrakech

Marrakech online shopping fashion

We are pleased to see yet another cooperative development melding Western design with Moroccan skills – with the aim to work together with a team of local Moroccan craftspeople designing quality goods in a contemporary way. Abury produces a range of trendy goods.

If you travel to Marrakech you can source these goods yourself either shopping in the local souks or going to the design district of Sidi Ghanem. But if you can’t get to Marrakech, then you can order these goods online.

http://abury.net/collections

http://www.thetouristin.com/

Place Vendôme leather store in Marrakech

bags from leather store in Marrakech

If you’re in the market for some leather bags – but don’t particularly want what is on offer in the souks – go to Guèliz. There are a couple of stores along the main shopping street, Mohamed V, around the crossroads with Rue de la Liberté, that offer modern styles and much better quality than in the souks.

The dyes don’t run, the leather doesn’t smell bad and the long-term quality is far superior.  They don’t have designer labels – but do designer labels really matter especially if you’re saving a lot of money? If what you want is a good quality bag in terms of design, leather, and style, you will be happy you made the trip.

Place Vendôme in Marrakech has been around for years – they offer bags, belts, leather jackets and even saddles – all at much lower prices than in Europe.

bags at Place Vendome boutique in Marrakech

141, av. Mohammed V, corner of Rue de la Liberté, Marrakesh, Morocco

Closed Sundays

Tel.: 05 24 43 52 63

Michèle Baconnier boutique in Marrakesh

Michele Baconnier boutique in Marrakech

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 colourful, delightful designs – quite unique.

Her boutique in Marrakech is in a small street off Rue de la Liberté, rue des vieux Marrakchis, Guèliz, where you will also find the David Bloch Gallery of modern art, Moor, Amina and Atelier Nihal.

http://michele-baconnier.net/

You can send orders to michele.baconnier@neuf.fr

You can find her products at Ramatuelles (St Tropez)
By appointment only :

06.20.56.25.71
04.94.97.49.59

Marrakech boutique :
12 rue des vieux marrakchis, MARRAKECH GUELIZ
Tel : 05 24 44 91 78

in Paris :
au salon “MAISON ET OBJET” HALL 1 MIC.

Cellphone : +33 0620562571
Telephone : 04.94.97.49.59

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 complex is located.

Scenes de lin shopping in Marrakech

The clothing and home decorative items are designed with a distinct Moroccan flavor made to a very high standard, in terms of both manufacturing and design.

The designer, Anne-Marie Chaoui has been living in Marrakech since 2000 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her former career in the textile industry.

You can find all kinds of interior decorative items from fabrics, to sofas, to dishes, bathroom accessories, linens, clothing, caftans, tunics, even hats. All lovely designs – you’ll want to take home everything.

Scènes de Lin is also now in Paris – just in case you can’t get to Marrakech. If you can’t make it to Paris either, try their e-store http://www.scenesdelin.com/eshop.html

Their website is in French but you can always use Google translate if you don’t read French. The photos don’t need translating. They are all beautiful and inspirational.

http://www.scenesdelin.com/

70, rue El Houria
(formerly rue de la Liberté)
Guéliz MARRAKECH

Contact : Anne-Marie Chaoui
Tel : +212 5 24 43 61 08
Email : contact@scenesdelin.com
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 :30 p.m. and from 3 :30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m.

 

Great design in Marrakech

Atelier Nihal – boutique in Marrakech

 

Evening bag 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 in the suqs in the old city of Marrakech is the more contemporary way of mixing textures: leather, beads, wool …

 

 

 

 

The looms can produce fabrics from 60 cm to 2 meters wide and is sold by the linear meter. The workshop produces very high quality items made from the fabric. Many prestige hotels have ordered accessories from Atelier Nihal including the Mamounia Hotel, Palais Namaskar, Four Seasons Hotel …

Atelier Nihal also works with a lot of interior designers.

interior design Atelier Nihal shopping in Marrakechloom weaving in Marrakechhandloom Atelier Nihal shopping in Marrakech

Marion has a workshop in the design district of Sidi Ghanem, on the outskirts of Marrakech that people are welcome to visit. Sidi Ghanem is the crucible for many avant-garde designs.

bag Atelier Nihal shopping in Marrakech

In her store in the Rue des Vieux Marrakechi in the new town, Gueliz, in Marrakech, you’ll find quite unique items, from tiny change purses to larger bags and cushion covers. They are all high-quality items.

A store worth visiting.

 

 

 

Cushions Atelier Nihal shopping in Marrakech

 

 
266, Q.I. Sidi Ghanem
Route de Safi, Marrakech
 16, rue des Vieux Marrakchis
Gueliz, Marrakech
 212 (0)6 71 16 01 62

atelier.nihal@gmail.com

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Online shopping if you can’t get to Marrakech

Try Etsy for exotic Moroccan finds

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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 looking for homewares, clothes or just some ideas.

If you put in a search for Morocco all kinds of wonderful things come up.

That leather pouffe you couldn’t quite carry back? They’ve got those, in tan, pink and every other colour of the rainbow too. Or how about a Moroccan-inspired hipflask? Yup, they have plenty of those as well.

Whilst browsing on the site we discovered the Izzizi Interiors range, which offers authentic, vintage Beni Ourain and Marmoucha Berber rugs from the mountains of Morocco – not cheap but very chic (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/IzziziInteriors)