Souk Savvy

"I am constantly inspired by the treasures and artisans of the souk, I love the adventure of not knowing what is around the next passageway," says Kym Canter, Shop Latitude Creative Director. Read on as Kym shares her secrets of the world's best souks. 

Khan el- Khalili, Cairo, Egypt- Great for everything from camel bone boxes to vintage black and white photography.

Covered Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey- Buy Turkish towels, incredible Ikat fabrics for pillow and unique gold jewelry.

Djemaa el Fna and Medina souks, Marrakesh, Morocco- This well-known souk is great for Berber carpets, leather slippers, amber beads and hippie bags.

Old City of Jerusalem, Israel- This is as much of a cultural experience as it is a shopping experience, wander between the Jewish quarter, the Muslim quarter and the Christian quarter.


Souk Al- Mubarakiya, Kuwait City, Kuwait- A great souk for traditional ethnic silver jewelry and Middle Eastern traditional clothing.

Gold Souk, Dubai, UAE- This is the place to lust after ethnic gold jewelry.