Today at last I managed to visit my friend Meriem's shop "Hanout" – which means ‘the shop’ in Moroccan. It is absolutely stunning. A gorgeous range or clothes with something for everyone and a grea mix of modern Moroccoan.
It is located underneath the restaurant - Terrasse des Espices with another selection of pretty boutique shops so it makes for a good afternoon out shopping with lunch.
The address is No.8 Gallery Cherifia, first floor, Sidi Abdelaziz. (Tel: 0524 384366 / 0648 129738). It is open everyday from 10:30 / 18:30 except Tuesday when the Gallery is closed.
The shop sells her own ladies design collection - as well as other select designer clothes, hand bags and jewelry. I am really fussy on jewelry but her selection wa gorgeous and I am going back to buy one of her necklaces and spend more trying on as I was sadly with my husband!
Her collection includes a stunning range of beautiful kaftans, tunics, trousers all cut in silk fabrics and hand embroided – along with unique one–off pieces. These have been sold at Selfridges, featured in several magazines such as Sharq and Now, and have been worn on tour and featured in an album photo-shoot by the renowned singer / songwriter Natasha Atlas.
Meriem has studied at both the International School of fashion management in Amsterdam and Central St Martins in London, and the collection on sale is the culmination of several years’ diligent work. Other collections in the boutique include a select choice of Indian inspired pieces from ‘Anaya’ in London.
This boutique is a real treat for Marrakech get down there now!!