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.
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.
Ceramics showroom for locally made pottery (plates, tea glasses, teapots, tagines) in rich colors and sleek metallic glazes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is where you can (and should) pick up modern Moroccan poufs and babouches from a master leather worker.
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).
A fabulous leather goods shop for boots, saddles, luggage, and drawstring bags in lambskin or soft goat leather.
Linen bedding, hassocks, armchairs, place mats, heavy embroidery and custom curtain-making service. And, of course, those hard-to-resist extra large tassels.