Wholesale shopping (clothes, jewellery etc)
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Sep 22, 2013 3:28 PM Last Post By: LilacStar
Sep 16, 2013 5:01 PM
Wholesale shopping (clothes, jewellery etc)Hi there, i run a stall at festivals in the UK and usually buy from India, however i would like to go to Morocco this winter but have never been before and wondered if anyone on here may be able to advise what i could buy in Morocco and if there are any particular places that are good for wholesale buying (as India has certain towns where everyone seems to go to buy wholesale).
Any info appreciated.
PS. will be travelling in a campervan (converted Merc bus) with partner, toddler & baby so would like to avoid large cities if possible, don't fancy doing Marrakech this time as cities aren't much fun with babies!
Many thanks :-)
Sep 17, 2013 5:19 AM
1Count with that in the winter it can be cold at night in any case so have warm clothes with you also. It can be rainy too. Where you want travel, which part of the country and which month?
You want to avoid Marrakech, but anyway stay more in south than north, even if it is nice there around Fes etc. Warmer is near the coast than in Atlas for example, of course.
With toddler and baby (how old they are?) you would be near some bigger cities anyway in the case the children will be sick or so. Many of us not recommend either to go with toddler to Morocco, but you know if he/she can manage it. I self saw toddlers there also and they not had boring anyway. But if they will be sick, so maybe it cannot be so fun.
In the souks are clothes everywhere but do you want to have jelaba for example in UK? Jewelery I not know, I not buy such so ...
Sep 17, 2013 10:23 AM
2I used to do this over 40 years ago, buying in Morocco and selling in Spain (and taking electric blankets into Morocco on the return trip). But I was never successful at finding the wholesellers. :(
If you are interested in pottery you have to go to Safi on the Atlantic coast where most of it is made, it's very cheap here. Djellabas tend to be made locally by blokes with sewing machines, they are very easy to make and I don't think there's a central resource for this. I think pouffes are a good selling item as well, I buy pouffes and quite a few other things from Bazaar Rabab in Ouarzazate.
Sep 18, 2013 4:09 PM
3you can find all kinds of Moroccan crafts in a small town in the south ,named Taroudant and its region.The town used to be a commercial center for caravans coming from and to subsaharian countries and many skillful artisans settled there.
You can find all kinds of jewellary ,carpets ,leather items there is a tannery in the town house decor..........
The prices are much cheaper than anywhere in Morocco.
Sep 20, 2013 5:07 AM
4genuine kif smoking pipes would fly off your stall...
...buy them in Fes or Rif Mountains - make that Kif Mountains!
Edited by: GnawaFan
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