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Postcards tagged: Shopping Spree

Falling for Fez

FEZ, Morocco – Led by a local friend, expert shopper Joanna Williams navigates the streets, souks, and street foods.

Fashion Spotlight: Made in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya – Before the designers are discovered by Bergdorf, Neiman, and Kate Middleton, they're in their ateliers, weaving beads, bone, and horn into stunning clothes and accessories.

The World's Best Antiques Fair

ROUND TOP, Texas – The atmosphere is equal parts carnival and commerce, and the variety of items is staggering. It is my favorite treasure-hunting experience in the world.

A Man on a Mission. For Tiles.

SEVILLE and LISBON – "When they hear your English, they think 'rich tourist' and won't bargain. Let me talk." When a man's on a mission to shop, he leaves no tile unturned.

Shopkeeper Debrief: Reliquary, San Francisco

Best thing about living in San Francisco? That I can live in the woods in Oakland and be in the heart of SF in 20 minutes. Or in wine country in 30 minutes. Or on a hike in five minutes.

Out with the New, In with the Old

SAN FRANCISCO – As enticing as a cornflower-blue floor-length robe with an embroidered peacock is for my "personal collection," I have to focus on the task at hand: finding inspiration for my clients. 

To Market on the Spice Road

The smell of baking bread fills the air and the scent of spices tickle the nose. Alleys twist and turn in every direction to picturesque mosques and tucked away khans. A reader story.

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