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Marrakech shops

The light had the preternatural purity which give a foretaste of mirage: It was the light in which magic becomes real, and which helps to understand how, to people living in such an atmosphere, the boundary between fact and dream perpetually fluctuates.
– Edith Warton 

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33 Rue Majorelle

  • Specialty, $$$$ $$$
  • Rue Yves Saint Laurent
  • Marrakech, 40000
  • +212-524-31-41-95
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A fun, contemporary take on locally driven artisan goods. Amazing linens, housewares, toys, and design goods from Moroccan designers feel special and hard-to-find. The concept shop also has a cute cafe where you can refresh with a fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Aachab Atlas

  • Medina, Pharmacy, $$$$ $
  • Rue Sidi El Yamami
  • Marrakech
  • +212-24-42-67-28

Through the gate of Bab Laksour is a 300-year-old pharmacy lined with shelves of herb jars, spices, amber, and seeds. A knowledgable staff will sit you down and give you a tutorial before suggesting recommendations for what ails you.

Akkal

  • Gueliz, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 322 Sidi Ghanem
  • Marrakech
  • +212-24-33-59-38

Ceramics showroom for locally made pottery (plates, tea glasses, teapots, tagines) in rich colors and sleek metallic glazes.

Art Ouazarzate

  • Medina, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 15 Rue Rahba Kdima / Rue Rahb el Biadyne
  • Marrakech
  • +212-648-584-833

Incredible hand-knotted rugs, Berber cotton mats, bedspreads, and more in a civilized little shop where you can take your time with a glass of mint tea.

Atelier Moro

  • Medina, Specialty, $$$$ $$$
  • 114 Place de Mouassine, 2nd flr
  • Marrakech
  • +212-24-39-16-78

A gorgeous emporium located on the second floor of a pale pink building on a charming street. You'll find Tangier bath towels, quilted baby gear from Fez, caftans made from reworked vintage fabric, and handmade soaps in rose and mint. All will delight and overwhelm your suitcase.

Atika

  • Gueliz, Boutique, $$$$ $$
  • 34 Rue de la Liberte
  • Marrakech
  • +212-24-43-64-09

We went here after a tip-off from our friend The Travel Curator: From the outside it looks like any ho-hum western shoe store. Inside and to the left there is a colorful, affordable array of super soft Tod’s-like leather moccasins, ballerina slippers, babouches, and suede hushpuppies. 

Aziz

  • Medina, Specialty, $$$$ $$$
  • Rue Moussine
  • Marrakech

An overwhelmingly tiny jewelry shop exploding with semi-precious stones and heavy statement pieces. Aziz is a well-known charmer, but his 14 year-old son is already following in his footsteps.

Benyahya Khalid

  • Jewish Quarter, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 173 Hay Salam
  • Marrakech

There are many trimmings kiosks along this route, and it will be overwhelming. But while most of the goods from these stalls are produced outside of Morocco, locally made tassels and trims can be found here. It’s in the old Jewish quarter of Marrakech, and closes for the sabbath on Friday afternoons.

Chez Khayati

  • Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 5 Rue el Ksour
  • Marrakech

This is where you can (and should) pick up modern Moroccan poufs and babouches from a master leather worker.

Chez Zoe

  • House and Home, $$$$ $$$
  • 510 Sidi Ghanem
  • Marrakech, 40000
  • +212-524-33-61-44
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French proprietor Caroline Hamille (a former French dancer) makes made-to-order bedding, towels with chic striped piping, hand-stitched sheets, djellabahs, and sumptuous bathrobes (carried at La Mamounia hotel).

Place Vendome

  • Gueliz, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 141 Avenue Mohammed V
  • Marrakech
  • +212-524-43-52-63

A fabulous leather goods shop for boots, saddles, luggage, and drawstring bags in lambskin or soft goat leather.

Scenes de Lin

  • Gueliz , House and Home, $$$$ $$$
  • 70 Rue El Houria
  • Marrakech
  • +212-24-43-61-08
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Linen bedding, hassocks, armchairs, place mats, heavy embroidery and custom curtain-making service. And, of course, those hard-to-resist extra large tassels.

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