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Plenty of fash­ion­able ex­pats add to the city’s de­sign-epi­cen­tre sta­tus. Is­abelle Topolina, a cou­ture pat­tern maker from Nor­mandy, fills a trio of epony­mous shops with her vi­brant tex­tiles and well-cut dresses and counts fash­ion writer Plum Sykes among her fans ( Lon­doner Sarah Buchan launched Kaf­tan Queen seven years ago (kaf­tan­, while Bordeaux na­tive Laeti­tia Trouil­let’s gim­let eye led Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Pal­trow to hire her as a per­sonal shop­per be­fore she opened ac­ces­sories bou­tique Lalla ( Dis­patched to Morocco to over­see pro­duc­tion for brands like Kenzo and Chris­tian Lacroix, Lu­dovic Pe­tit de­buted his own show­room, Lup 31, with his sig­na­ture take on North African de­sign ( On the home-decor front, you’ll find for­mer style ed­i­tor Alessan­dra Lip­pini be­hind the heavy wooden doors of her ap­point­ment-only fur­ni­ture em­po­rium, Min­is­tero del Gusto (min­is­terodel­ Bel­gian cre­ative di­rec­tor Valérie Barkowski now pro­duces sump­tu­ous home ac­ces­sories for her V.barkowski store (va­ Filled to its lantern­strung rafters with fab­ric, pouffes, urns, an­tique doors and car­pets, Tré­sor des No­mades is the trea­sure trove Naomi Camp­bell loves for bo­hemian dé­cor. Live out your In­sta­gram ob­ses­sion with Bel­gian fash­ion de­signer Lau­rence Leenaert’s LRNCE ( and its di­rec­tional tex­tiles and ceram­ics. Mean­while, Sidi Ghanem, an in­dus­trial zone 20 min­utes from town, has been re­vamped into a thriv­ing de­sign district filled with bistros, gal­leries, work­shops and re­tail spa­ces.

WITCHING HOUR: After sun­set, the court­yard at L’hô­tel Mar­rakech is lit with sparkling lanterns

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