Top ChoiceTextiles in Essaouira

Galerie Jama

If you don't know your Beni Ourain from your boucharouite (rag rug made from recycled cloth), this is the place to come. The extremely knowledgeable Mustapha has been working with Moroccan carpets for 35 years...

Top ChoiceAntiques in Essaouira

Elizir Gallery

Vintage lovers could happily while away a few hours here. Friendly owner Abdellatif has amassed a treasure trove of fabulous finds – perhaps a Vernor Panton lamp, long-forgotten film poster or antique Berber...

Top ChoiceConcept Store in Essaouira

Histoire des Filles

Essaouira’s first concept store – curated by Parisian Christelle Pailly – stocks a superstylish mix of Moroccan and Moroccan-based designers for women, men and kids, including Las Chicas caftans, Lalla bags, Luc...

Concept Store in Essaouira

Koulchi Concept Store

Topped by a roof-terrace café, this tall medina riad is filled with covetable Moroccan design: bags, blankets, carpets, ceramics and more.

Arts & Crafts in Essaouira

Galerie d'Art Damgaard

Danish art collector Frederic Damgaard first visited Essaouira in the 1960s and stayed. He was one of the first people to bring the artistic work of Swiri fishermen and farmers to international attention and...

Homewares in Essaouira


This boutique-cum-cafe is a good place to take a break with a fresh juice or smoothie and a bite from the vegetarian-friendly chalkboard menu, before stocking up on homemade jams, organic olive oil and Sidi...

Homewares in Essaouira


At this stylish, carefully curated homeware store from the French owner of Umia restaurant just around the corner, you can pick up a shaggy raffia bag or an equally shaggy boucharouite rug, gorgeous green-glazed...

Art in Essaouira


This small gallery curated by Abdel Bendahhane showcases the works of contemporary local artists such as Aïcha Aboutaleb, Said Quarzaz and Babahoum. There’s something for every budget, from large canvases to more...

Arts & Crafts in Essaouira

Coopérative Artisanale des Marqueteurs

Come to this cooperative in an impasse (dead-end lane) off Place Moulay Hassan to watch the woodworkers in action, hand-turning the thuja wood with a lathe, and to browse an expansive range of wooden items,...

Arts & Crafts in Essaouira

Coopérative Tamounte

Two cooperatives for the price of one, where the men make thuja-wood items and the women make top-quality argan-oil lotions and potions. It's down a dingy passageway and can be a bit hard to find – look for the...

Homewares in Essaouira

Le Comptoir Oriental

Describing itself as an 'oriental vintage chic bazar', this stylish homeware shop sells a carefully curated range of textiles, glassware, ceramics and furniture from Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa that you'll be...

Homewares in Essaouira

Boheme of Morocco

This wardrobe-sized, self-proclaimed 'Berber Concept Store' stocks a covetable collection of Moroccan-made homeware, from macramé wall hangings to raffia lampshades, mud-cloth cushion covers and recycled glassware.

Health & Wellness in Essaouira

Au Petit Bonhomme La Chance

Stock up on everything you need for a DIY hammam visit – black soap, mineral-rich ghassoul clay, scrubbing mitts – alongside herbal tea blends, natural perfumes and henna.

Jewellery in Essaouira


At his bijoux store, Stefano from Naples handcrafts one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery from silver and natural stones, including pearl, topaz and turquoise.

Food in Essaouira

Spice Souq

You’ll find all manner of potions, powders and pyramids of freshly ground spices in this aromatic souq, including ras el hanout (top of the shop: a classic mix of pungent spices used for stews and grilling), as...

Jewellery in Essaouira

Jewellery Souq

Essaouira has long been a centre of jewellery making and trade; this bijoux collection of shops sells everything from heavy Berber jewellery to glittering gold and silver inlaid with semiprecious stones. It's...

Arts & Crafts in Essaouira

Espace Othello

Interesting private gallery showcasing the work of established and up-and-coming local artists.