Shopping in Marrakesh– Clothes & Shoes
Marrakesh is a city in Morroco, southwest of the capital of Rabat. If you’re in town to shop, you’ll find plenty of traditional garmets, leather shoes, and affordable outfits to bring back home.
In the Medina, the name given for the old Arab part of the city, is a great place to shop. There, you can find Jellabas, Kaftans, tunics, and djellebah, a loose wool cloak worn by many men in Morroco.
Marrakesh is a shoe afficiando’s paradise. The locals make beautiful, colorful, artistic leather shoes called babouches. While traditional babouches are cream colored, designers offer a range of vibrant colors and detailed designs. Before you head to Marrakesh, read reviews and find the most highly rated stores in town. You can find babouches on the street, but the quality can be lacking, especially when compared to the family run shops in the heart of the city.
Marrakesh is home to one of the largest tanneries in the Morroco. On the streets and in the many shops in town, you can find affordable leather purses, jackets, shoes, and clothing. The prices are negotiable, so don’t be shy.
Central Shopping Plaza
In the center of the city, in the Gueliz District, you’ll find a large shopping plaza. Here, you can buy jewelry, clothing, shoes, purses, and much more. Lined with restaurants, shops, and shoe stores, this is an ideal area to start your shopping trip. The plaza was recently remodeled and resembles modern shopping centers in the U.S. and Europe.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping for clothes and shoes in Marrakesh.
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