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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

Marrakesh TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice

Marrakesh named world’s best destination in TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice

  Menara gardens Marrakech Atlas mountains from Marrakech

The new Travelers’ Choice #1 Destination in the world is Marrakech

 

 

– described as a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques.

busy square Place Jemaa el Fna

 

A wonderful juxtaposition of chaos and calm, modern and traditional, the exotic and the familiar –

 

 

 

Marrakech offers intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways in the old city, the historic medina – one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Medersa ben youssef Marrakech

 

 

 

Come and get lost here!  We’ll help you find your way amongst the alleyways and the teeming crowds.  Marrakesh street scene

Water carrier Marrakech

 

men in main square Place Jemaa el Fna Marrakesh

 

 

Then come back to our peaceful riad and understand the calm that also exists amidst the chaos. http://www.riadsapphire.com/suites.htm

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Destinations

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/25/travel/tripadvisor-best-destinations-2015/

http://mashable.com/2015/03/24/tripadvisor-destinations-2015/

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.

 

Getting lost in Marrakesh

Get lost! in Marrakesh

Covered market, Marrakech

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 the maze of the medina, carts will trundle past you, laden with oranges and timber. You’ll see hawkers selling piles of eggs, fruit of all colours and fresh herbs. You’ll spot ancient weavers working at looms. The smell of delicious freshly baked ‘khoubz’ (bread) will waft over you.

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You’ll pass brightly coloured apothecaries, where inside, hundreds of glass jars containing everything from pickled birds and crystals to ras el hanout and saffron will be for sale. You’ll be invited in for tea. You’ll have offers of guidance and you’ll certainly pass plenty of shady cafes to cool off in with a Casablanca beer or some mint tea.

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See, doesn’t sound too bad does it? Chances are, after getting lost in the souks, you will return with a dozen travel tales, a handful of souvenirs and a camera full of photos.

This recent article on the Huffington Post website, inspired us to write this blog post, they agree that getting lost isn’t so bad!

http://tinyurl.com/ov3fac3 

 

Al Nour – textiles – artisans in Marrakesh

al nour Marrakech, hand embroidery

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 directly towards helping to support these hard-working artisan women.

You can shop online too for these hand embroidered textiles which are made from 100% natural fibres in either linen, cotton, wool, pashmina or silk. The designs are beautifully simple and we particularly like the children’s travel pouch, the collection for babies and the traditional hammam-style towels. Best of all, the home textiles can be made to measure.

http://www.alnour-textiles.com/

 

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Kulchi – home accessories interior design store in Marrakesh

kulchi store in Marrakech, shopping in Marrakesh, great finds, Moroccan

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 past six years, she first designed her own kaftan range before moving into the world of interiors.  Today, with a colleague, she sources the finest quality –and original- carpets and mats from trusted sources.

Also, as well as textiles, furniture and rugs Kulchi works with Patrick Manac’h in Marrakech to sell prints of his collection of images of Moroccan daily life – dating back to the 1870’s. They are available on semi-gloss in sepia or black and white, a great gift for anyone with a love of Morocco.

Kulchi (meaning ‘everything’ in Arabic) is also a great resource if you get home and decide you want to commission your own carpet or if you, like us, admire Cassandra’s chic taste.

http://www.kulchi.com

 

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Great shoe store in Gueliz, Marrakech – Atika

Shoe store Atika in Gueliz Marrakech
Lots of colours available

 

Shoe store Atika in Gueliz Marrakech
Atika shoe store in Gueliz, Marrakech

 

Shoe store Atika in Gueliz Marrakech
A colour for every outfit!

 

Today we focus on the Atika shoe store in the new town of Guèliz (34 Rue de La Liberté) in Marrakesh.

Leather and suede shoes for men, women and children — for a fraction of European prices, come and find exact copies of Tod’s driving shoes — large selection of colours and styles from about 40 euros. The store is often crowded with customers loading up on shoes for several years, it seems.

Their sister store Tesoruccio, along the street towards rue Mohamed V, sells children’s shoes.

Shoe Store Gueliz Marrakech

If you plan to visit Marrakech, then do stay with us in one of our twin riads.

Riad Ariha          Riad Chi Chi

Stores in design district of Sidi Ghanem, Marrakech

Lilah Spirit Store in Sidi Ghanem, Marrakech

 

Florence Teillet weaver fine fabrics Marrakech

 

Florence Teillet weaver fine fabrics Marrakech

 

Ardevivre Furniture Store Sidi Ghanem Marrakech

 www.ardevivre.com

 

Ardevivre Furniture Store Sidi Ghanem Marrakech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magasin Général
A relative newcomer to the Sidi Ghanem design district, the Magasin Général sells modern
and vintage furniture — with some unique designs. Large showroom with a general store atmosphere.
369 Sidi Ghanem, Marrakech
Tel. 05 24 33 66 73

 

Amira candles bougies Marrakech market

 www.amiracandles.com

 

Toiletry bottles with tassels from Marrakech market

 www.lessensdemarrakech.com

Stores in Sidi Ghanem, the design district of Marrakech, Morocco. More stores added to Cool Marrakech Chic Riads’ directory of great stores in Marrakesh: handwoven fabrics, beautiful candles, great one-off items, modern retro furnishings and Moroccan beauty products.

 

 

 

 

 

Super-chic Store in Marrakech MOOR

Moor, super chic store, in Marrakech

designer accessories from chic store Moor in Gueliz, Marrakech
Moor also produces chic household accessories

Super chic store in the new town of Marrakech, Guèliz. Inspired by the medina of Marrakech and its craftspeople, Yann designer and style director, revisits traditional Moroccan embroidery creating clothing and interior design accessors in a pure spirit using couture techniques – the result: fabulous tunics, cushions and other items made a very high standard. Even the décor is super-stylish. Well worth the trip to visit.
Sister store to Akbar Delights in Marrakech medina.

Riad Ariha – Moor Super Stylish Store in Marrakech

Riad Ariha or Riad Chi Chi