Shopping in Marrakech

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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Yahya Creation – exquisite lamps

Yahya Rouach’s client list may now include Harrods and Saudi princes, but don’t let that put you off. His lanterns and screens may be highly sought-after but given the amount of work that goes into each and every one, they are worth every dirham. The arcade outlet in Guèliz is more of a showroom than

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Kulchi – home accessories interior design store in Marrakesh

While we thoroughly recommend getting into the souk and shopping for your own carefully sourced rug, we have to admit that we are rather taken with Kulchi, an Australian-owned company who have a showroom in Marrakech (appointment only, +212 (0) 639 221 259). Owned by Cassandra Karinsky, who has lived and experienced Morocco over the

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Keep it Secret

KIS stands for Keep it Secret, but it’s hard not to spread the word once you’ve had a browse in this dinky designer den. Offering clothes, accessories, gifts and homewares, this is a boutique that alongside a few international labels, mainly stocks smaller, Moroccan brands, like Sissi Morocco and Karim Bouriad. This is the place

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