From Kenya to Russia, these are our favorite travel takeaways from around the globe.
While some travel for adventure, art, architecture, or food, others travel for the shopping. All over the world, you can find one-of-a-kind pieces that are exquisite and special to a particular region in the world. Whether it be slippers from souks of Marrakesh, woven baskets from markets in Mexico, or an exquisite new piece of luggage from the new Charlotte Olympia and Globe-Trotter collaboration, there are timeless pieces to be found all over the globe.
If you love jewelry, you go to India; if clean design is what you’re after, travel to Copenhagen, and if you are in search of amazing denim, it’s off to Japan! Take it from 3x1’s founder and creative director Scott Morrison.
“The shop I most look forward to visiting is Morita in Tokyo,” said Morrison. “It’s where I was introduced to boro, an indigo-dyed Japanese textile made with mended fabrics that are passed down from generation to generation. They have incredible beauty to them.”
If you want your fix of exotic décor and home accessories but can’t make it to Morocco, look no further than Imports from Marrakesh. They offer an online shop, along with a retail souk in New York City and a tile warehouse in Jersey City, so you can still acquire authentic Moroccan pieces.
Some people even have luxury items commissioned for them, like Figue founder Stephanie von Watzdorf did while in the village of Kiwayu off the coast of Kenya. Artist, Mohamed Kaku created an elephant especially for her that is made of recycled flip-flops, while he also makes any figure a customer wishes for.
Souvenirs and items purchased throughout a trip can keep the spirit of travel alive well after the vacation is over. Read on for more of our favorite international keepsakes.