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Tangier Shopping Tour

Go treasure-hunting in Morocco’s northernmost city.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Full day

Overview :  The northernmost city in Morocco offers a stunning variety of antique furniture, textiles, and other authentic keepsakes.

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Points of Interest

1. Bazar Atlas

The go-to place for carpets.

Address:
Rue Siaghine, Ancienne Medina
Asilah
Morocco

Phone:
212-024-432-716

2. Boutique Majid

Pick up the exquisitely modern carpets made of bamboo and leather. Majid also stocks ethnic jewelry including amber and silver pieces.

Address:
66 Rue les Almouhades
Tangier
Morocco

Phone:
212-539-938-892

3. Boutique Volubilis

The utterly distinctive, handmade, oddly colored booties are embellished with covered buttons and lacings.

Address:
15 Petit Socco
Tangier
Morocco

Phone:
212-39-931-362

The restaurant is a hangout for artists and the intelligentsia. In high season diners can lounge and people watch for hours.

Address:
51 Rue Moulay Hassan Ben el Mehdi
Asilah
Morocco

Phone:
212-539-417-465

5. Casabarata Flea Market

Goods spill out along the seemingly endless miles of rough sidewalk: everything from incredibly inexpensive tin lanterns ready to be repurposed as lamps and antique tubs that can be turned into tables to—legend has it—smaller accessories stamped dunhill or hermès. Saturdays to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address:
Tangier
Morocco

6. Coin de L’Art Berbère

The owners provide Perrier shoppers troll the endless array of carpets, most of them ridiculously underpriced at around $300. Make sure you measure your rooms at home before making the trip.

Address:
53 Ex. Rue des Chretiens
Tangier
Morocco

Phone:
212-539-938-094

7. Darna Maison Communautaire des Femmes

The shop is full of exquisite embroidered table linens.

Address:
Place du 9 Avril 1947, Medina
Tangier
Morocco

Phone:
212-539-947-065

8. Fondouk Chejra

Otherwise known as the Weaver’s Market, feral cats and vendors selling hangers are mixed with vendors who sell to Barneys New York.

Address:
Rue de la Liberte, Marche des Pauvres Bldg., 1st floor
Tangier
Morocco

French hotelier Anne Igou spent 16 months restoring an 18th-century pasha’s palace, and while most area properties predictably emphasize their Moroccan settings, Igou’s hotel reflects her own whimsical style. Here, North African fabrics and antiques (chandeliers from a Syrian mosque and Egyptian inlaid chests) share space with comtemporary leather... More

10. La Galerie Tindouf

An excellent store for antique finds.

Address:
72 Rue de la Liberté
Tangier
Morocco

Phone:
212-39-938-892

11. Le Grand Socco

A great market for babouche slippers.

Address:
Rue d’Italie, near Mendoubia Gardens
Tangier
Morocco

12. Les Vanniers

A market of straw furniture and baskets; custom orders welcome.

Address:
Ave. Hassan II, near the San Francisco Mission
Tangier
Morocco

13. Marrakech La Rouge

The ambience may be initially inauspicious, but inside, the goods, culled from all over the country, are cheap and first-rate: spice holders, hand-painted cups from Fez, inlaid boxes, miniature teapots, and more.

Address:
9 Place du Avril 1947
Tangier
Morocco

Phone:
212-39-931-117

14. Parfumerie Madini

Among the oldest and most famous parfumerie in the Muslim world.

Address:
5 Blvd. Pasteur
Tangier
Morocco

Phone:
212-39-375-038