Few visitors resist the temptation of Moroccan crafts. Leather bags and slippers, shoes, hats, and raffia house objects, copper lamp, musical instruments, jewelry, embroidered clothing, the choice is vast and the items are all more resplendent than the others.
If the medina concentrates an incalculable number of craftsmen and merchants in its labyrinth of alleys, Guéliz also hosts chic and trendy boutiques of creators, designers and art galleries.
Avenue Mohammed V and Place du 16 Novembre, also called "Plazza", are used by international brands.
For the most in a hurry of you wishing to discover Moroccan crafts, craft centers in the medina concentrate in one place several specialized shops of quality articles, giving you a quick overview of the extent of Moroccan crafts .
Another way of shopping is offered to you by cooperatives. Some have a point of sale for their items in the medina. For the others, sales take place directly at the place of production, an interesting way to discover at the same time the men and women who manufacture carpets, fouta, raffia articles, wood and other food and cosmetic products.
In full process of development, Marrakech sees finally blooming shopping centers which gather various shops, mainly of clothes, supermarkets and pleasant cafes with terraces. The most important are the Carré Eden in Guéliz, and the new one in this area, whose architecture is directly inspired by oriental buildings, Le Ménara Mall.
Let's not forget Sidi Ghanem, the trendy destination for all those who love decoration, design and even art galleries. Many establishments have opened in this activity area offering different articles.