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Tangier Shopping Secrets

Michael James O’Brien

Photo: Michael James O’Brien

The northernmost city in Morocco offers a stunning variety of antique furniture, textiles, and other authentic keepsakes.

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Destinations: Tangier

Themes: Shopping

Inspired by: Tangier’s Shopping Secrets — by Lynn Yaeger, Published Sep. 2008

Hotels (2)

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    Hotel Nord-Pinus Tanger

    French hotelier Anne Igou spent 16 months restoring an 18th-century pasha’s palace, and while most area properties predictably emphasize their Moro

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    Dar Sultan

Restaurants (1)

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    Casa Garcia

    The restaurant is a hangout for artists and the intelligentsia. In high season diners can lounge and people watch for hours.

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Activities (13)

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    Bazar Atlas

    The go-to place for carpets.

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    Darna Maison Communautaire des Femmes

    The shop is full of exquisite embroidered table linens.

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    La Galerie Tindouf

    An excellent store for antique finds.

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    Le Grand Socco

    A great market for babouche slippers.

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    Parfumerie Madini

    Among the oldest and most famous parfumerie in the Muslim world.

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    Les Vanniers

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

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    Casabarata Flea Market

    Goods spill out along the seemingly endless miles of rough sidewalk: everything from incredibly inexpensive tin lanterns ready to be repurposed as

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    Coin de L'Art Berbère

    The owners provide Perrier shoppers troll the endless array of carpets, most of them ridiculously underpriced at around $300. Make sure you measure

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    Marrakech La Rouge

    The ambience may be initially inauspicious, but inside, the goods, culled from all over the country, are cheap and first-rate: spice holders, hand-

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    Boutique Volubilis

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

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    Boutique Majid

    Deep within the medina, Boutique Majid stocks historic indigenous furniture and objets d'art (armoires; birdcages) alongside oversize antique Berbe

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    Fondouk Chejra

    Otherwise known as the Weaver's Market, feral cats and vendors selling hangers are mixed with vendors who sell to Barneys New York.

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    Laure Welfling

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