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Winter in Marrakech can see temperatures rising upward of 25ºC during the day, but as soon as the sun sets, it’s time to grab a jacket, scarf and boots as temperatures drop rapidly to 15ºC in this desert town. Luckily there are no shortage of local designers and high-street shops dressing fashionistas in the latest styles, from bohemian chic to trendy and hip. We stopped by our favorite designer shops to check out what’s in stock as part of the winter 2016/17 collection.
Wandering in Marrakech is a bohemian goddess’ dream, and what better outfit to sport than a flowing maxi dress from one of the local designers. We love the flowy dreses available throughout the medina – from Sarah Maj, Max & Jan and more. Perfect for warmer days or with a jacket once the sun sets.
Over at Kaftan Queen, we have fallen in love with the jackets and shawls. The styles at this boho boutique are the perfect little addition for wandering through the new town of Gueliz, where shaded corners can be considerably cooler than the sunny terraces. The collection of textured jackets in various sleeve lengths at Max & Jan have also made their way into our wardrobes. The jackets from Topolina are available in a range of patterns and styles that are sure to add a pop of color to your wardrobe.
Morocco is home to some of the oldest tanneries, with the leather trade a bustling business. It makes sense, then, that some of the finest leather is produced in this country. And local designers, including Founoon and Ahram Cuir, produce some of the finest quality jackets. And if you don’t like what they have in stock, they can prepare a bespoke one with a week’s notice.
An essential accessory when traveling in Morocco in both summer and winter months. But in winter months grab a scarf for those moments when you’re sipping coffee and watching the world go by in the souks, or having rooftop drinks as the sun sets. We love the scarves from Faissal Bennouna’s workshop across from the Maison de la Photographie, with new shops popping up around the medina producing similar styles. For heavier scarves, stop by one of the textile shops for a thicker wrap.
The one-of-a-kind lace-up boots at Art Ouarzazate are a must-have for fashionistas, especially when returning to hip cities like London and Berlin. The multi-patterned lace-up boots are ideal for cooler days and pair well with sarouel pants purchased in the souks.
With the uneven cobblestones of Marrakech, flats are best. And for trendy flats, head to Topolina for vintage-patterns, or to Sarah Maj for a selection of shoes in pretty colors as well.
With the one-piece suit one of the hottest items again this season, local designers including Meriem Rawlings at Hanout are rocking the on-trend styles with a local flair. Unique embroidery and colorful patterned fabrics make these one-piece suits one-of-a-kind and a must-have souvenir from a trip to Marrakech.
The jewelry collections at 33 Rue Majorelle are second to none, while Max & Jan may just have the largest selection of accessories in town, ranging from draping necklaces to bracelets, of which many can be worn. Over at Lalla boutique, owner Laeticia offers exclusive jewelry lines available only at her fine shop; designs that pair perfectly with Marrakech fashion.