Shopping in Morocco, What to Buy In Morocco from Locals Perspective (2022)

Shopping in Morocco and The Medina

If you know me you know I love shopping in Morocco. Whenever I go to Morocco I spend a considerate amount of time in the Medina and Souk market, checking artisanal products, chatting with artisans and bargaining. I know what to buy in Morocco, and I have my must-buy products I always make sure I restock when I am visiting. I also always looking for original handicrafts and finding traditional products to add to Little Moroccan Things collection.

Even as a Moroccan native and as someone who spent most of her life in Morocco, I am continually amazed at how charming, lively, and exciting Moroccan Souks are. The energy coming from these places and the mix of sounds, colors, and smells you instantly bathe in when you enter the space, are hard to replicate. It’s what makes Morocco one of the most sought-after travel destinations.

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But I get it! Deciding what to buy in Morocco can be overwhelming. With thousands of products available in the Souk market, the possibilities will seem endless if you are not familiar with shopping in Morocco.

If you’ve ever visited a Moroccan marketplace, you probably know what I mean. The question What to buy in Morocco quickly becomes What not to buy in Morocco, as you are surrounded by artisanal shops full of amazing gems.

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This magical place that is the Souk is tricky to explore and not all the products you will find there will be worth purchasing – we’ll get to that later. Besides, untrustworthy vendors and not-so-authentic products are unfortunately part of the decor too.

That’s why learning about Moroccan products and the Moroccan market dynamic is crucial if you want to buy souvenirs and acquire authentic Moroccan handicrafts that will last a lifetime.

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The temptation to buy Moroccan handicrafts will be strong – and rightly so -, and you can end up buying more than your luggage can take or exceed your weight limit, especially if you buy bulky and/or heavy decor items like rugs, hand-painted clay, and porcelain tableware, brass lanterns, and teapots. So I recommend always carrying a tape measure and a lightweight scale. If you are already in Morocco, you can find reasonably priced options at most large supermarkets like Marjane Market – do not buy them in the Souk, they will be 10x more expensive. If you are not in Morocco yet – make sure to check my list of what to pack for Morocco.

The best about shopping in Morocco is that you can find high-quality Moroccan handicrafts. Most Moroccan craftsmen are passionate about their crafts and some families run their workshops for generations. The materials used are often of high quality, including leather, silk, silver, and copper making each item very durable and valuable.

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Shopping in Morocco: Moroccan Market, Medinas & Souks

Moroccan markets are of two major kinds. There are the Souks for buying food-related products, and the Medina, for buying lifestyle products like clothing, home decor, and jewelry. This being said, It is not unusual to find some food products in the Medina making it the heartbeat of most Moroccan cities and the place where every shopping experience should start.

In fact, if you are planning on doing some shopping in Morocco, the Medina will probably be your best shot as it encompasses most of the things you will be interested in. It’s also a busy space with an interesting dynamic and some hidden rules that are crucial to know about before your trip.

Counterfeits in Morocco

The first thing to remember before shopping in Morocco is that counterfeits are part of the decor. It’s not unusual to see Moroccans from all social classes wearing counterfeit Chanel shirts, Louis Vuitton handbags, Gucci belts, Versace scarves, and Chanel Sunglasses, sometimes all at the same time. It even gets more interesting with Louis Vuitton Djellabas and Louis Vuitton traditional Moroccan slippers – aka the famous Morocco Babouches.

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Quite recently, counterfeiting in Morocco started targeting traditional Moroccan handicrafts, which is something you should keep in mind and pay attention to. I recently visited Marrakech Medina Market and was choked at the number of counterfeit products offered to visitors. Imitation is on point and most tourists would easily mistake these counterfeits for traditional Moroccan products.

To avoid counterfeits as much as possible, the best is to stick to classic Moroccan products. I will share below some of the most popular Moroccan handicrafts you can target during your visit. For in-depth examples and pictures, check my shopping ebook.

Another tip is to buy from specialized artisans. For leather products, for example, it will be better to focus on vendors who sell only leather-made items and avoid those with a plethora of options: they will be more expensive and they might mix artisanal products with counterfeits.

The Bargaining Game

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In Morocco, it is often possible – and highly recommended – to negotiate the prices. Haggling is a common game and most of the time, vendors will give a higher price knowing that the client will likely ask for a reduction.

Bargaining can get tricky especially when you don’t know the average price tag for a product. A way to get an idea of a product price is to ask as many vendors as possible about the price. When making a counter offer, I recommend reducing the price by at least 30% and starting the negotiation from there.

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Spices and Dry Herbs

Moroccan cuisine is full of spices and herbs, which gives it delicious and unforgettable flavors. If like me you buy your spices from your local supermarket, believe me, buying some of your herbs and spices from Morocco is a really great deal. Not only the prices are so much cheaper, but they are of a much higher quality. Whenever I visit Morocco, I make sure I restock some of my go-to spices and herbs as well as some traditional Moroccan spice and herb mixes.

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Moroccan Food

Unfortunately, you can’t bring home every dish you tried in Morocco (if only that was possible right?). The good news is, there are some Moroccan food products that keep well for days and even weeks. They make a perfect gift for your friends and family members who couldn’t come with you to Morocco. Not only that! You will also be glad to taste them again once back home.

Moroccan pastries are a good example. If stored correctly, some of them can keep well in the fridge for days and even weeks.

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Moroccan Beauty Products

Moroccan women love using natural beauty products to take care of their skin and hair. There are many natural products and herb mixes that can be used to dye the hair, strengthen it, exfoliate the skin and tone it. If you love taking care of your body, I promise you will love discovering and trying Moroccan natural beauty products.

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Moroccan Cookware

Clay pots and tagines, traditional teapots, silverware, beautifully decorated tea glasses, … Moroccan cookware options are numerous and will add to your kitchen a colorful and exotic touch.

Some items can get overpriced so it’s good to take your time and compare the different offers. Traditional products are handmade and use materials like clay, silver, and stainless steel.

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Home Decor Items

If you love decorating your house and finding interesting decor pieces, visiting Moroccan Medina will be like exploring an Alibaba cavern with thousands of Moroccan rugs, chandeliers, decorated pillows, fancy mirrors, and so much more.

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The hardest part will be to choose and stop yourself from buying. Focus on products made with high-quality materials. The best chandeliers and lamps are made with copper, and rugs should be made with wool (you absolutely can ask the vendor to test with a lighter and see if it sets in flames).

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Moroccan Jewelry

Moroccan jewelry is gorgeous and there are so many designs to choose from. You can have handmade pieces made with fancy materials like gold, and coral, as well as cheaper but good-quality replicas that can last for years.

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Moroccan Traditional Clothing

I have talked about traditional Moroccan clothing in many of my previous posts. If you love experimenting with fashion, there are many Moroccan fashion items that are extremely stylish. I grew up in my aunt’s sewing shop playing with fabrics and colors and now, there is nothing I enjoy more than shopping traditional Moroccan clothes and wearing them back home on multiple occasions.

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Men have their slice of the cake too, with a couple of traditional clothes that offer an elegant and fancy arabesque wear.

As there are many clothing items imported from China and India, the best, as I detail in my ebook, is to stick to classic Moroccan design pieces like the Ghandoura for women and Jabador for Men.

Leather products

Morocco is known for its traditional tanneries where good quality leather is made. The items made of this leather, like poufs, shoes, handbags, and travel bags can be found in most Moroccan Medinas.

It’s best to buy leather products from leather specialized stores. Moroccan leather products smell really strong and the scent can last for a few days or weeks. So make sure you don’t fall for imitation and counterfeits.

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It’s not a surprise that shopping is what most visitors love to do in Morocco. Even for locals, the Souk and the Medina are pretty exciting places to visit. This being said, learning about Moroccan Souks and Medinas is critical! Not only will you shop with confidence and fully enjoy your experience, but you will also find some gems that will age beautifully and that can be passed down to the next generation.

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August 18, 2020

I lived in Rabat over 30 years ago (1978), went to school at the American School there and loved it. Reading your descriptions, recipes and your love of the place, I so desperately want to go back again very soon. Thank you for your lovely site and beautiful descriptions and your guides. You clearly have a lot of love for Morocco and it shows,

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Oh, thanks, Cheryl! That means a lot! I spent my childhood years in Rabat and it’s one of my favorite cities in Morocco. It’s calm, not too much crowded, and with a special charm to it. I’m sure you know what I mean. Hope you can visit again. I don’t know when you’ve last been there but a lot has changed in the last ten years. Totally worth a visit. So, cheers to your next trip! –xx

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April 1, 2019

I was planning on doing some serious shopping in Morocco .. my friends and family wanted a whole lot of souvenirs from Morocco and I was on a budget. I was in Morocco when I purchased your ebook, and I am glad I did that! The ebook gave me exactly what I needed: interesting and affordable souvenirs to bring back home. I am back and everyone is really happy with their gifts. Thank you so so so much!

ines

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Wow, I am so happy about that, Ines! Thank you for your feedback — xx

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March 2, 2020

just got back from Marrakech and I LOOOOVED being there. thank you for all the tips, I relied on your site for recommendations and had the loveliest time. thank you for the shopping guide too, I came back home with the best souvenirs.

jenna

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aww glad you enjoyed your stay in Morocco, Jenna -xx

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October 28, 2019

your ebook literally saved my trip to Morocco. I went to the medina and was completely lost and thank god found your guide when I was doing quick research in a Marrakech café! I did some really great deals and now I am home with a gorgeous Moroccan rug, a beautiful teapot and a traditional Berber blanket that makes my bedroom cozy and oriental. thanks so much Safa. I am so proud of what I got.

leslie

great guide

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August 22, 2019

exactly what I needed (got your ebook too and so pleased with all the tips). thank you!

gab

love your content

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June 25, 2019

probably one of the best guides on shopping in Morocco. thank you girl

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very informative

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June 18, 2019

one of the most detailed articles on Moroccan products. I am currently in Morocco and just went to the medina yesterday and couldn’t decide. Now I know what to focus on. thank you dear

kenn

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June 6, 2019

this all seems so promising! just received your ebook and can’t wait to go through it. thank you

lise

Best recommendations

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May 28, 2019

Thank you for the awesome tips!

Cory

Great advice

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May 24, 2019

I would have made many mistakes if I hadn’t read your ebook. I was going to buy a handbag and turns out, it was from china! I finally got one in leather, traditional and still smells like goat lol Thanks so much!!!

Wendy

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What is best to buy in Morocco? ›

Things You Can Only Buy in Morocco
  • Moroccan leather. The method for tanning leather in Morocco dates back centuries | © Jan Wlodarczyk / Alamy Stock Photo. ...
  • Argan oil. Goats like argan trees, too | © Yavuz Sariyildiz / Alamy Stock Photo. ...
  • Lanterns. ...
  • Rugs and carpets. ...
  • Bread baskets. ...
  • Pottery. ...
  • Djellabas. ...
  • Market bags.

What products is Morocco famous for? ›

  • Leather goods. If you visit the medieval city of Fez, the Imperial city between Morocco cities, you may have the chance to see the tanneries and extensive leather-dyeing pits. ...
  • Argan oil products. ...
  • Soap. ...
  • Spices. ...
  • Tea sets. ...
  • Berber baskets. ...
  • Carpets and rugs. ...
  • Pottery and ceramics.
Oct 1, 2018

Are clothes cheap in Morocco? ›

Is Morocco expensive for clothing and fashion? Yes, it can be. But the cheap stuff is low in quality so you may want to invest in a few statement pieces.

What are the best things to buy in Marrakech? ›

7 things you must buy in Marrakech Souks before going back home
  • Lanterns. “The first thing you'll notice in Marrakech, especially in Jemaa al-Fnaa at night is all the fantastic array of beautiful lanterns. ...
  • Colorful Slippers. ...
  • Spices. ...
  • Olives. ...
  • Teapots. ...
  • Rugs. ...
  • Silver trinkets.
Aug 19, 2020

What is the famous market in Morocco? ›

An evening spent at the Djemaa el Fna Square is like a page out of the Arabian Nights. The night market is a smorgasbord of colour, smell and sound. From snake charmers to local musicians to craft sellers to spice merchants, it is a mela every night.

What products are made in Morocco? ›

The country exports citrus fruits and early vegetables to the European market; its wine industry is developed, and production of commercial crops (cotton, sugarcane, sugar beets, and sunflowers) is expanding.

What is traditional Moroccan dress? ›

Moroccan kaftan (Arabic: قفطان, qafṭān, Berber: ⵇⴼⵟⴰⵏ, French: Caftan) is a traditional Moroccan outfit. In the form of a long tunic, in general with long sleeves, worn with a belt (mdama) which can be extended under a lot of styles and colors.

Is leather cheap in Morocco? ›

The leather in Morocco is made of various types of animals including camel, sheep, cow, and goat. The price depends on the type and quality of the leather, but it is typically much cheaper than what you'd pay in the states for leather goods.

What is considered rude in Morocco? ›

Use your right hand. In Morocco, the left hand is reserved for bathroom hygiene and dirty chores. So it is considered incredibly rude to eat, shake hands, give a gift, or leave a tip with your left hand.

What is Morocco rich in? ›

The major resources of the Moroccan economy are agriculture, phosphate minerals, and tourism. Sales of fish and seafood are important as well. Industry and mining contribute about one-third of the annual GDP.

What can I buy in Souk Marrakech? ›

Leather Bags

With tanneries nearby and young artisans creating leather goods before one's eyes throughout the souk, in particular the leather souk, buying leather in Marrakech is a must-do. Make sure to check out the quality before you buy (the best way is by smelling).

What do they sell in markets from Morocco? ›

In smaller towns, the souk might still be a weekly event but in cities like Marrakech and Fez, souks are now a major tourist draw, covering huge areas and selling everything from slippers to carpets, pottery, beauty products and more. Read on for our pick of some of the best souks and markets to visit in Morocco.

What is traditional Moroccan food? ›

The main Moroccan dish people are most familiar with is couscous; beef is the most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco, usually eaten in a tagine with a wide selection of vegetables. Chicken is also very commonly used in tagines or roasted. They also use additional ingredients such as plums, boiled eggs, and lemon.

Is jewelry expensive in Morocco? ›

They can be quite pricey, costing up to thousands of dollars depending on the materials used and the weight of the necklace. If a Berber necklace price is too low, it's probably not authentic. In fact, unless you are looking for a replica, genuine Berber necklaces cheaper than $70-$80 simply don't exist.

Is Morocco rich or poor? ›

Morocco's low labor costs and close proximity to Europe has allowed the nation to move towards a diverse market-oriented economy. Despite its economic progress, 4 million Moroccans remain in poverty and live on less than $4 a day. Poverty in Morocco remains an issue.

What does Moroccan black soap do? ›

It is a high-alkaline Castile soap made from olive oil and macerated olives with a gel-like consistency. This gives the soap its characteristic dark greenish-black color. In the hammams of Morocco, black soap is used for cleansing, moisturizing the skin, and exfoliating. A pinch of soap is rubbed onto wet skin.

How much should I pay for a pouf in Morocco? ›

The price for a pouf varies based on quality and size. The smaller, colored poufs will run you about 150 Dhs while the larger, brown leather poufs with embroidery will run around 300 Dhs.

Can I bring spices back from Morocco? ›

There is no restriction on bringing dried spices back to the U.S., as long as your haul doesn't include any citrus, citrus leaves or seeds. To enjoy your spices at their peak, make sure to use them within six months.

What should I bring to a Moroccan house? ›

What items can be taken to Morocco?
  • Sweet-smelling floral soaps or creams.
  • Good-quality scarves or wraps.
  • Soft pencil or pen cases.
  • Unique items from your state – even food items (maple syrup, hats, t-shirts, postcards)
  • Story books, coloring books, colored pencils, crayons.
  • Soccer balls.
  • Puzzles, planes, blocks, games.

What do ladies wear in Morocco? ›

What do women wear in Morocco? Women in Morocco wear everything. Some are very traditional and wear head to toe veils. Others a simple headscarf, some dress conservative but don't wear a veil, and others yet dress like any woman or girl in Europe or North America.

What can a woman wear in Marrakech? ›

Women in particular are advised to dress modestly, covering shoulders and legs, particularly above the knee. Men can get away with dressing in shorts and a t-shirt, but women are advised to cover up a bit more.

What are Moroccan pants called? ›

Also known as Aladdin trousers or harem pants, these comfortable voluminously baggy pants, with crotch down to the knee and deep pockets (that are very practical) are originally Persian pants that Moroccan men used to wear. It has this hippie side that attracts tourists and comes in different styles and colors.

How do you bargain in Morocco? ›

Here are our top bargaining tips so you can master haggling in Morocco.
  1. Never appear too eager. If you find something at a souk that sparks joy, do not show it. ...
  2. Don't give up. ...
  3. The first price is never the final offer. ...
  4. Know when to walk away. ...
  5. Buy in bulk. ...
  6. Do not fall for theatrics. ...
  7. Be aware of the currency exchange.
Mar 3, 2022

Can you buy gold in Morocco? ›

Price of 18K gold in Morocco this year is approx. 300 dirhams per gram. The price may be higher for tourists but go to a reputable jewellers to avoid being ripped off.

How much should I pay for spices in Morocco? ›

Spices: The price varies from spices between 30 and 60 DH per kilo, turmeric, cumin, ras el hanout (mixture “hide misery” as some call it) are among the least expensive.

What is thank you in Moroccan? ›

Choukran: thank you [arabic] : pronounced 'Shokran' {Choukran is French spelling.

How do you greet a Moroccan? ›

Greetings. Greetings in Moroccan culture are more formal, yet very warm and welcoming. Moroccans will say “salaam alykum” (hello) to everyone, even in large gatherings and they'll ask about your health and the wellbeing of your family and children.

Why is Morocco still poor? ›

' Due to a lack of infrastructure and training, most Moroccans face the dilemma of being caught in the vicious cycles of subsistence farming and poverty. The low levels of infrastructure make construction and travel difficult. Schools in rural areas tend to be too far for most children to travel to on a daily basis.

Is Morocco a 2nd world country? ›

Yes, Morocco is considered a third world country. Although the term third world country is a bit outdated, it is still used to describe many countries around the world. Terms like “developing countries” and “underdeveloped countries” are now used interchangeably with the terms “third world country”.

Is Morocco better than India? ›

Morocco has a GDP per capita of $8,600 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017. In Morocco, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2007. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.

Is jewelry expensive in Morocco? ›

They can be quite pricey, costing up to thousands of dollars depending on the materials used and the weight of the necklace. If a Berber necklace price is too low, it's probably not authentic. In fact, unless you are looking for a replica, genuine Berber necklaces cheaper than $70-$80 simply don't exist.

How do you bargain in Morocco? ›

Here are our top bargaining tips so you can master haggling in Morocco.
  1. Never appear too eager. If you find something at a souk that sparks joy, do not show it. ...
  2. Don't give up. ...
  3. The first price is never the final offer. ...
  4. Know when to walk away. ...
  5. Buy in bulk. ...
  6. Do not fall for theatrics. ...
  7. Be aware of the currency exchange.
Mar 3, 2022

What is traditional Moroccan food? ›

The main Moroccan dish people are most familiar with is couscous; beef is the most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco, usually eaten in a tagine with a wide selection of vegetables. Chicken is also very commonly used in tagines or roasted. They also use additional ingredients such as plums, boiled eggs, and lemon.

What products are made in Morocco? ›

The country exports citrus fruits and early vegetables to the European market; its wine industry is developed, and production of commercial crops (cotton, sugarcane, sugar beets, and sunflowers) is expanding.

Is leather cheap in Morocco? ›

The leather in Morocco is made of various types of animals including camel, sheep, cow, and goat. The price depends on the type and quality of the leather, but it is typically much cheaper than what you'd pay in the states for leather goods.

How much does gold cost in Morocco? ›

Historical Gold Charts
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Gold Price per Ounce (MAD)1.92107.18

Can you buy gold in Morocco? ›

Price of 18K gold in Morocco this year is approx. 300 dirhams per gram. The price may be higher for tourists but go to a reputable jewellers to avoid being ripped off.

How much is a camel worth in Morocco? ›

One cheep can be from 1000 dh to 3500 dh depending of quality. Camel for 15000 dh, but never heard they are sacrificed.

How much should a Moroccan rug cost? ›

A small rug may only cost you 750-1000 dirham. However an average price ranges in the 3500-6000 dirham range. An older vintage Berber rug or larger sized rugs can range from 10,000-25,000 dirham and more. Buying a rug is not “cheap” but it is MUCH cheaper than buying it outside Morocco.

How much should I pay for a pouf in Morocco? ›

The price for a pouf varies based on quality and size. The smaller, colored poufs will run you about 150 Dhs while the larger, brown leather poufs with embroidery will run around 300 Dhs.

Is the water in Morocco safe to drink? ›

So yes, officially the water in Morocco is safe to drink thanks to water treatment, chlorination and monitoring and maintenance of the water delivery system.

What should I buy from Rabat? ›

Rabat is heaven for those who love shopping. The city has many shopping opportunities in so-called traditional markets or shopping streets. All kinds of clothes, shoes, leather, jewelry, pottery, handicrafts, carpets, rugs and many other oriental items can be found here.

What is considered rude in Morocco? ›

Use your right hand. In Morocco, the left hand is reserved for bathroom hygiene and dirty chores. So it is considered incredibly rude to eat, shake hands, give a gift, or leave a tip with your left hand.

Can I bring spices back from Morocco? ›

There is no restriction on bringing dried spices back to the U.S., as long as your haul doesn't include any citrus, citrus leaves or seeds. To enjoy your spices at their peak, make sure to use them within six months.

Want to do shopping in Morocco? Check my tips on what you should buy in Morocco, what you should avoid, the real items prices and how to avoid scams.

Even as a Moroccan native and as someone who spent most of her life in Morocco, I am continually amazed at how charming, lively, and exciting Moroccan Souks are.. Some Moroccan products cost less than 5$ and make a great souvenir and a statement decoration piece!The temptation to buy Moroccan handicrafts will be strong – and rightly so -, and you can end up buying more than your luggage can take or exceed your weight limit, especially if you buy bulky and/or heavy decor items like rugs, hand-painted clay, and porcelain tableware, brass lanterns, and teapots.. The best about shopping in Morocco is that you can find high-quality Moroccan handicrafts.. Moroccan craftsman in his workshop, Fez, Morocco Moroccan markets are of two major kinds.. This being said, It is not unusual to find some food products in the Medina making it the heartbeat of most Moroccan cities and the place where every shopping experience should start.. Whenever I visit Morocco, I make sure I restock some of my go-to spices and herbs as well as some traditional Moroccan spice and herb mixes.. Moroccan pastries Moroccan women love using natural beauty products to take care of their skin and hair.. Shopping colorful Moroccan clay plates at Taghazout beach Beautiful stainless steel Teapot If you love decorating your house and finding interesting decor pieces, visiting Moroccan Medina will be like exploring an Alibaba cavern with thousands of Moroccan rugs, chandeliers, decorated pillows, fancy mirrors, and so much more.

Want to do some serious shopping in Morocco? Here's what you should buy in Morocco and the advice I have on how much it should cost + what's real.

Shopping in Morocco.. If you can’t tell, I enjoy shopping and have gone on some of the most amazing shopping tours in India.. It would have also been helpful to know which city I could find things at better prices, SO I’m going to share what information I gathered over my little under 2 weeks in Morocco .. In India, if I am lied to (saying something in copper when I’m not dumb and can see it is brass…) I say, “No, you’ve told me a lie this is brass.” They cop to it.. When you buy together you can get even better deals.. Often when I was interested in a patterned rug but not enough to buy, they would take the price down to $40 when they had said 4,000 Euro to start with.. You can get them for $10 if you buy more.. I didn’t buy all these together, so got these rates even with buying just one.. Why the eff I didn’t buy more it’s BEYOND me… maybe because there are so many things to buy in Morocco!. It seemed every other shop was an antique shop.. Like here in India, they can make copies of famous perfumes at a cheaper rate.. Small ones for the wall were getting down to a low price of $20 when I know in India they are less.. The shops are organized and so inviting, but definitely do some shopping first before buying in these.. You can buy it of course!. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa.

Shopping is a must when visiting Morocco. This guide breaks down where to shop, what to buy and how to bargain in the souks of Morocco!

While you’ll find similar items in everywhere you go throughout Morocco, each city does some things a little better than others.. Although you’ll find some truly beautiful and authentic items throughout Morocco, there is also just a lot of junk.. Just go with your gut and if something feels like a scam or someone is trying to sell you an item that you know you could get back home for less than half the price, just walk away!. It’s more of an involved process as you’ll have to negotiate for a good price, but that’s part of the fun!. The souks are like a maze and it’ll be difficult to find a particular shop if you don’t save the exact location!. In most cases, they’ll end up agreeing to your price.. I could say, “50 is my final price and I have my cash right here!” That worked better than telling them their price was too much, then asking them to break a 500 dollar bill!. To give you a sense of what some items cost – leather sandals were $10 USD (I think I could have gotten them for $6-8 USD), haram pants were $15 USD (I think I could have gotten them for $10 USD (and basket bags were $10-15 USD and silver, spices were a few cents and silver jewelry was around $25 USD.

Visiting Morocco and wondering what souvenirs to take home? In this post you'll find what to buy where and an idea of price too.

Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in this list of things to buy in Morocco.. argan oil ceramics zellige tile clothing leather lanterns hammered metalworks musical instruments spices and dry goods rugs and carpets. Prices of tile pieces: This is completely dependent on the item, size of the item and the pattern (how complex or elaborate it is).. Prices of Moroccan clothing : Very simple kaftans can be purchased for 50-100dh (less if you find a good sale!). Price of leather goods in Morocco: a medium bag (as purchased) 450dh.. A handmade Moroccan lamp or lantern is a great souvenir to take home and be instantly transported back to Morocco each time you look at it.. Hand etching is a very honored tradition in Morocco so if you’re interested in this type of souvenir seek out an artist who is doing the work in plain view for your purchase.. The best spices to buy in Morocco are the spices that you will use – don’t purchase things just because it sounds appealing if you aren’t likely to use it.. While many purchases in Morocco can be done quite quickly, you should expect a rug purchase to take much longer.

Boho style is so on trend right now. Morocco is the perfect place to pick up home décor and accessories at a STEAL! We did a lot of research on shopping in Morocco prior to this trip. Originally, we were planning on shipping items back home but after doing some reading we learning that the post office/shipping companies in morocco have massive lines and usually end up losing half of the international shipments anyways. As a result, we packed our clothes in a carry on sized luggage and stored that in the empty large suitcase. We only had to pay for the one bag on the flight to Morocco, then after shopping to our hearts desire, we filled the empty suitcase with all of our souvenirs and just checked that bag home. It gave us peace of mind that the items wouldn’t get lost and was a lot cheaper than shipping it anyways. If we were to do it again, we’d also bring a collapsible duffle bag in the suitcase so we could take home even more goodies.   Food Advertising by Shopping in Morocco is interesting… When shopping in the medina, no prices are listed and it is the […]

We only had to pay for the one bag on the flight to Morocco, then after shopping to our hearts desire, we filled the empty suitcase with all of our souvenirs and just checked that bag home.. Shopping in Morocco is interesting … When shopping in the medina, no prices are listed and it is the most extreme haggling we have ever encountered anywhere .. We went to A LOT of shops to try and get the best price, which ended up being $21 each when we bought two smaller sized leather poufs.. Moroccan Rugs: Buying a high-quality rug is a super stressful experience.. Usually, there are two types of rug dealers: the casual vendor selling rugs with other items where they are hanging up outside the shop, and then there are the full-blown rug shops.. Once you find a rug style that you like (we preferred the berber rugs), they start showing you all kinds of rugs in that style in different sizes and colors.. We were shocked at our first rug dealer when they told us the rug was $2500 USD.. Our pushy tour guide (read about Fes tour guides here) kept bringing us to more and more rug shops, obviously hoping we would buy one so he could get an under-the-table commission.. He finally brought us to the Berber rug school (after we told him that we didn’t want to go to any more rug stores), and we found a rug that we liked.. The vendor, clearly annoyed that we got the price lower than he wanted, tightly wrapped the rug up so it could be stuffed in a suitcase or carried on a plane.. Rug prices are supposed to be regulated by the government but we found that most vendors ignored this guideline.. We bought a medium sized white blanket with gold stripes and white tassels for $20 USD, where the original price shared was $50.. Some shops were trying to sell us a small bottle for $20 USD, but we read that many vendors just fill the jar with vegetable oil.

Shopping in Moroccos is phenomenal! I'm sharing tips on what to buy in Marrakech and how much to pay. Get typical prices for rugs, leather goods and more!

Shopping is incredible in Marrakech!. The first time I went to Morocco I saw tourists stocking up on lanterns, rugs, leather and more.. You can get great deals, but you often have to haggle.. In the souks, it’s common to negotiate 30-50% less than the original asking price.. If you’re negotiating a smaller item like a pair of slippers, sometimes showing the cash of your final offer (exact amount -- nothing more) is enough to get the seller to agree to take the offer.. Argan Oil Price: 70-120dh for a 100ml bottle. I bought five bottles of Argan oil of various sizes because it makes a great gift.. It’s an incredibly popular hair product in the US, but you’ll pay 3x less for Argan oil in Morocco.. Leather Goods Price: Starting at 60dh Babouche slippers; purses for 200-400dh, poufs for around 200dh. The price depends on the type and quality of the leather, but it is typically much cheaper than what you’d pay in the states for leather goods.. For example, you can buy a West Elm leather pouf (made in Morocco) for $299 and pay only about $30 USD for it in Marrakech.. Rugs Price: Small rugs from 700 dh; typical rugs start around 3,500-6,000 dh although large vintage rugs can cost upwards of 15,000dh.. There are tons of great straw bags in Marrakech!

Shopping in Morocco can be confusing. In this article we share inside information on how the economy works and what you should know as a responsible consumer.

For some people, this is how they earn a living.. More seriously, however, many cooperatives are co-ops in name only.. Real argan oil co-ops tend to be located off the beaten track in the villages where these women live and where the argan trees grow.. – When buying argan oil, try to buy from a genuine cooperative to ensure you get the real deal and that your money helps rural women, not only through the coop dividends, but ideally also through social projects such as literacy classes or a kindergarten.. Shopping in Morocco is unlike shopping anywhere else.. Make sure you know what you are after, how much you would be willing to pay and whether it is important to you who earns from your purchase.. We believe strongly in sustainable tourism and making sure the artisans of Morocco receive fair wages for their work.

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Moroccan craftsmanship isn’t homogenous across the country, and different towns have their specialities.. However the good thing about Morocco is that it is easy to see genuine craftsmanship.. Price : The price varies depending on the market at the time you visit.. The majority of clothing items in souks in Morocco are handmade and very cheap.. Consider also shopping for clothing items outside the markets.. Places to buy clothing : You can find the best clothing items just about anywhere in Morocco.. The best thing about buying spices in Morocco is that they are of excellent quality then you will find in most markets around the world.. Places to buy spices : All over the country.. Price of music instruments : A small drum will cost you about 100dh.. If you don’t have a specific item in mind to buy, but you know the city you want to visit in Morocco, here is a small guide on what to buy in the major cities in Morocco.. There are still many traditions in this city as well as quality products.

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⦁ 350 shops (clothing, leather goods decoration, accessories, etc.. ⦁ 90 fashion, accessories and accessories brands. The Souks (traditional markets) are very important for shopping in Morocco.. Accordingly, there are many famous souks in Marrakech where tourists can shop and find products that are to the tastes of everyone.. Accordingly, there are many famous souks in Marrakech where tourists can shop and find products that are to the tastes of everyone.. ⦁ Leisure park with more than 13,000 sq.. That makes a very interesting place for shopping in Morocco.. Fnideq is not a place to buy Moroccan crafts.

Whether you plan on shopping in Fez, Marrakesh, Essaouira, or another medina in Morrocco, these tips will help you have a fun shopping experience.

When you first begin your shopping experience in the old walls of a Moroccan city, it is a great idea to take at least one day aside to simply check on the prices of items that you would like.. If you are interested in knowing decent prices for individual items, then check out our True Prices of Common Shopping Goods in Morocco.. If you have a specific item in mind, we recommend taking the time to ask for the price at multiple shops in multiple locations before finally deciding to make a purchase.. While this is a good standard, all the shop owners work differently, and prices can vary from shop to shop.. When traveling and shopping with my partner in Morocco, I many times felt like I was not acknowledged by most people.

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Shopping is best done without the 'help' of a guide!. The problem is that the guides tend to take people to shops (carpets, herbs etc..) and leave them in the hands of the shop keepers who can be very forceful and who often practice a 'very hard sell' which our clients tend to become upset by.. Morocco as a whole is a place with wonderful artisans working many different ancient and highly skilled trades to produce wonderful objects that are sold for small fortunes in Europe and the west.. People travelling to Morocco however are often upset to find that shopping in Morocco ca be quite hard work!. On this page, my aim is to give you a little insight into how things work in general when shopping in the various areas of Marrakech, its souks and alleyways (where most visitors tend to do their shopping).. The aim is to start by giving you such a high price that by the time you have (if you have the patience to do so) haggled it down to 50% of that initial asking price still made the shopkeeper's day a good one.. Now, I am not going to tell you that you mustn't buy stuff, but my general warning is this:. Carpets are a common 'danger zone' for people looking for bargains in the souks… Morocco does produce some lovely carpets and they are a great thing to take home with you and can look great once in your home.. Listen, you are never going to pay the same prices as a local or as I do but that is normal… For that you would have to learn Arabic, spend years going in and out of the souks, getting to know all the 'real' prices and going to the factories where they are made so that you know how much the shopkeeper himself has paid for the item.. Or it can be found in a few really lovely shops, generally run by Europeans or Moroccan designers who have an eye for the 'special stuff'.. These are generally not in the souks / markets but can be found in the newer area of Marrakech called Gueliz (a really lovely area to walk around, with nice cafe life, friendly shopkeepers and pretty much fixed prices.. La Boutique de L’Atelier - There is no better place in Sidi Ghanem to find good quality design objects than this tiny shop.. We then had the same experience in the carpet shop.. The difference is that tour guide Rachid clearly took us to these shops because he had an understanding with the owners and did not warn us in any way what experience we were being put into and deliberately stayed outside both shops after he had handed us over to the care of the respective shop owners.

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