Morocco

Morocco Travel Guide

A market of straw furniture and baskets; custom orders welcome.

One of Guéliz’s newest boutiques, Moor, is the creation of Yann Dobry (who also owns the stylish little shop Akbar Delights, in the medina). Dobry’s new outpost, hung with distinctive lacquered lanterns, features his beautifully embroidered linen, silk, and cotton tunics.

Sign the kids up for lessons at this little surf school. Their instructors, all locals, will be the first link to the country’s culture.

The utterly distinctive, handmade, oddly colored booties are embellished with covered buttons and lacings.

An excellent store for antique finds.

This tiny boutique Beldi dresses some of Marrakesh’s most fashionable residents in linen shirts, mandarin-collared cashmere jackets, and embroidered silk caftans.

The store is brimming with everything from jewelry to furniture.

Goods spill out along the seemingly endless miles of rough sidewalk: everything from incredibly inexpensive tin lanterns ready to be repurposed as lamps and antique tubs that can be turned into tables to—legend has it—smaller accessories stamped dunhill or hermès.

This well-known school in Morocco offers organized trips to nearby Khenifra’s carpet souks and classes on Maghrebi literature and Arabic calligraphy.

Place Vendôme carries top-quality Moroccan leather goods, from $10 men’s wallets to $200 jackets.

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