35 Boulevard El Mansour Eddahbi, Gueliz
This is Laetitia’s own boutique where she sells handbags, accessories, and homegrown vintage. Shop here and then you can relax up the stairs at La Terrasse des Epices.
61 Rue de Yugoslavie, Guéliz
This store is run by a British man named John who moved to Marrakech and converted to Islam and now “lives and looks like Cat Stevens,” according to my local friend. The Moroccan lanterns of all shapes and sizes that are sold in the store are of amazing quality and craftsmanship.
Cherkaoui Artisanat Export
120-122 Mouassine, Medina
An endless corridor of gold lamps in every shape and size. I had considerable trouble walking away without buying the whole store!
Rue Bab Doukkala #142/144, Médina
A well-stocked and elegant one stop shop for all things traditionally Moroccan.
In Marrakesh there is a sprawling Souk or traditional Moroccan marketplace, where myriad goods are sold in small stalls and stands that line labyrinthine hallways. Fruits, vegetables, rugs, lamps, furniture, spices and handcrafts are all sold here and have been for centuries. I loved the colorful pharmacies chock full of jars of herbs for all kinds of maladies, argon oil, and kohl for traditional eye-makeup. A great deal of haggling takes place at the souks, so brace yourself for bargaining. Laetitia Trouillet, our wonderful shopping guide, took us around to a few great boutiques and guided us through the souk, which can be overwhelming without the right person. If you’re ever shopping in Marrakech, she’s the person to call. Below are a few shops and restaurants she recommends along with the spots I visited on my trip.
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