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T+L's Definitive Guide to Marrakesh


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Our favorite treasure troves in the medina and beyond.

For table linens and sleepwear that merge traditional handiwork with a modern aesthetic, head to Al Kawtar (57 Rue Laksour). Fenyadi (219 Z.I. Sidi Ghanem) is stocked with tea sets, oil lamps, and a divine skin-care collection—all minimalist takes on traditional Moroccan design. Emerging local designers show at 33 Rue Majorelle (33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent): expect slinky silk-jersey playsuits and burlap tote bags stamped creatively with Berber motifs. Ignore the frosty reception at Moor/Akbar Delights (7 Rue des Vieux Marrakchis); the boutiques—two of the city’s most refined—merged earlier this year, but the slick, organic-fiber clothes are still the same. At L’Ourika Boutique (77 Daffa Warbaa, Souk Semmarine), the Tazi brothers cut Fassi embroidered djellabas and tunics to measure—and ship them worldwide. You could furnish your entire home at Mustapha Blaoui’s Trésors des Nomades (142-144 Bab Doukkala), chockablock with quality textiles, antiques, metalware, and ceramics. Swing by the Souk Cherifia (Sidi Abdelaziz, Dar el Bacha entrance), a warren of stylish independent traders, for delicate gold jewelry at Stephanie Jewels (No. 26), leather accessories at Lalla (No. 47), and streamlined hand-embroidered linens at La Maison Bahira (No. 15).


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