We are delighted to have discovered ‘Hanout’ a newly opened ladies designer clothes shop in the Marrakech souks. It is modestly named, literally hanout means ‘the shop’ in Darija Moroccan arabic, but the designer clothing on offer is world class.
Collections include Indian inspired pieces from Anaya in London and other select designer clothes, hand bags and jewelry. Centre stage is the work of Hanout’s owner, Marrakech based designer Meriem Rawlings. Meriem is a Moroccan national who returned to her home country to work after studying at the International School of fashion in Amsterdam and Central St Martins in London.
At the time of writing in December 2011 Meriems’s designs on display at Hanout include 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 singer / songwriter Natasha Atlas.
Hanout is located in the well known Souk Cherifa under the Terrasse des Espices just a few minutes walk from Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon. It is open every day except Tuesday from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. .
Renowned Jewellery expert Sarah Corbett is leading her latest five day shopping trip based at Riad Papillon starting on 31st January 2012. Sarah’s comprehensive Itinerary is as follows:
Arrival Day … A driver will be waiting for you on arrival at Menara Airport Marrakech.
Transfer to your beautiful Riad, Riad Papillon.
time to explore or to relax following your flight.
A delicious 3 course evening meal cooked at your riad dining beneath the stars!
Second day…A morning of guided jewellery shopping in Marrakech, with Moroccan jewellery expert Sarah Corbett on hand to help and advise.
Lunch in the Medina
Afternoon activites a caleche tour of Marrakech or A Traditional Hammam
Evening Meal at one of Marrakechs’ top eateries.
Third Day …A morning of guided jewellery shopping with Moroccan jewellery expert Sarah Corbett, within the Medina, visiting trusted dealers with exceptional stock.
Lunch in Gueliz (French Quarter of Marrakech)
A visit to Samarcande, a veritable treasure house in the vibrant new town of Gueliz.
Henna evening for those who would like!
Meal in a restarant in the Medina.
Fourth Day ….free time for souk shopping or even more jewellery shopping if you feel the need!
or a visit to the Maison Tiskiwin a museum with an exceptional collection of jewellery.
A shopping trip to the Mellah area, with access to new production beads and Jewellery and many traditional jewellery components.
Lunch in the Medina
Afternoon of Jewellery shopping with Moroccan jewellery expert Sarah Corbett
An evening of show and tell, share tales of your purchase ( and of the ones that got away!) over a feast at your riad.
Departure day …Free time and transfers to Airport.
Reservations can be made through vividtrading.