MARRAKECH, Morocco - Navigate your way, or allow yourself to get lost, in the oceanic and storied souk of Marrakech, a true maze of a marketplace, and explore the countless shops in the Medina filled with magical Moroccan treasures that are a shopaholic’s dream.
33 Rue Majorelle
A fun, contemporary take on locally made goods. Amazing linens, housewares, toys, and design goods from Moroccan designers. The concept shop also has a café where you can refresh with a fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Rue Yves Saint Laurent
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.
114 Place de Mouassine, 2nd floor.
Bouriad Karim turns out some of the most unique and fashionable, handmade clothes in Marrakesh.
Medina, Rue Fatima Zohra R’mila, Dar El Bacha, 212 (0) 24-38-65-17
Michele Baconnier sells high-end clothing, jewelry, babouches, and bags that offer a hip twist on contemporary design.
6, rue des Vieux Marrakchis, Guéliz, Marrakesh
A one stop shop for everyone. You can shop for high quality clothes, traditional caftans, jewelry, handbags and home wares while jamming to cool lounge music.
36, Derb Fhal Chidmi, up the stairs from the souk.
Souk al Ghaloul
Some of the best shops for wildly embellished Moroccan baskets as well as simple plain straw. This cluttered courtyard holds a collection of tiny dusty shops filled with odd treasures: here you can sift through stashes of ethnic jewelry, bags, belts and vintage Moroccan tea-trays.
Located off Place Bab Ftouh, enter through the mosaic arch at #56.
The best place to go for the most magical Moroccan wedding blankets with silver sequins. A tiny shop but he has a couple of secret showrooms filled with an amazing selection of Moroccan carpets too.
13 Souk des Tapis, Rahba Kedima, 061 85 34 97
Souk des Teinturiers
Where the wool dyers of the Medina gather to show off wildly colored sheaves of wool, vats of pigments, and dry powders. It’s a photo op waiting to happen.
Rue Souk Sebbaghine
El Abidi Nasser Eddine
For 30 years, Sidi Nasser has been selling both antique and original jewelry. Whether you buy something or not (he’s not cheap), this should be your first stop for jewelry.
Located at the south end of Rue Semmarine in the Medina, Shop no. 9
This shop has an unusual Japanese/Moroccan aesthetic and is located in the center of the Medina.
Street 21, Souq Kchachbia, Marrakech, +212 661 86 44 07