MARRAKECH TREND WEEK Fall Winter '19

Another year of Homestyling Sourcing and Purchasing Retreats in Marrakech!
We start with our Autumn 2019 WHOLESALE EVENT!

Your benefits?
You will learn the do's and donts in getting a deal.
Where to shop for good quality - price balance.
WE WILL COVER All areas in Marrakech.
We have our finger on the pulse to see what's new, what's in and which designers are making it.

And as important than this.....
You will benefit from purchasing in group so you can have a better deal and better shipment conditions.!
March is an excellent month to benefit of nice temperatures to work, enjoy and visit.
It's also the month to slowly get into action to be ready by September!
Soak in all the knowledge,
get the insights
make your choices!
AND at the same time be fully able to discover everything that Marrakech has to offer while enjoying the good life and have enough space for some me time.

The venue for our autumn sourcing event is on a top location to do everything the medina has to offer by foot while offering you breathtaking sunsets with a view on the most important Mosque in Marrakech, the Koutoubia.  We will also have time for relaxing by the pool and have a private Spa and wellness at our disposal.  Did I mention their lush inner garden with orange blossom scent?

Our retreats are becoming the yearly get together of like-minded international shop owners, wholesale companies and e-shop owners:
the Marrakech climate makes it easy going and feeling like a holiday while you are preparing the best for your autumn collection,
having a well-deserved break with some serious me-time, spa treatments, and relaxing moments,
discovering the art, culture and must visit places in Marrakech,
enjoy the hottest restaurants in town and
shop at all the hidden gems that are known by local stylists, trend hunters and the luxury shops worldwide.

What you will learn:

- How to start collaborating with manufacturers.
- steps to take in the manufacturing process.
- how to follow up or simply how to explain what your criteria are.
- Moodboards by us of the trends for Fall 2019.
- Group talks to arrange group shippings by container. Getting to know each other and becoming a global network of support and know how in handcrafted objects.
- We will visit all areas in Marrakech and will have time for some shootings, and films for those who want.
- direct contacts with producers and workshops all around Marrakech.

The give back moment:

We know how important it is that your purchases are supporting local women and children.
On our last day, we will visit the project we support and hand over the check.

Please have a laptop or tablet with you.

If you have any particular questions in advance, we are happy to communicate with you by mail, skype.....  You can send us photos, we can have a skype session or...

Ethnic chic from the souks
If you love Ethnic Chic, we'll source it with you on just the right location!
      " 1 unique week, full of creative work moments to 'shop and ship your autumn collection' in a magical city "

      Sourcing:
      • Introduction of the trends.
      • what to shop and where.
      • Different styles to explore.
      • carpets, lighting, woodwork...what to look at when defining the quality/price.
      • a new area around Marrakech every day. Workshop/manufacturers/souks/flee market
       Culture:
      • Enjoy the spirit of old Marrakech.
      • Visit of the old Medina with the Souk des Tapis (the carpet Souk), Place Jemaa El Fna...
      • Learn the art of negotiating while shopping.
      • Visit Jardin Majorelle and the YSL Museum.
      • Visit of the most authentic part, the flee market and the many arts and artefacts stores.
      Shopping:
      • Visit the Industrial area with trendy design and collector's items.
      • The insider stores in the Souks.
      • The magical Souk des Ferroniers with lamps in all forms and sizes.
      • All the new design stores for homeware and linens.
      • You do not feel unsafe, overwhelmed nor forced into buying while walking the medina with me.
      • Combining orders to get the best deals.
      • Combining shipments if possible to lower the costs.
      Relax:
      • Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning, on the patio, the rooftop or why not, by the pool or on your room!
      • Have your private Spa and Relax moments. (one is already included)
      • Enjoy the sunset magic from the hottest bohemian rooftops in town, or just with a glass of wine on our own magical rooftop.
      • Private dinners and me time in our own riad.
      • Relax and sunshine around our pool.

        It is your sourcing and shopping event of the year! There is no obligation to follow every tour to every workshop, shopping excursion or a visit of any kind. You will get the full list of all the places we visit during this week.
      Cost for the total package:
      • 2100 € for a shared room with single beds and private bathroom
      • 2430 € for a private room with private bathroom

      Colour and Boho style in overload. Make the right choices! We'll help you


      Daily Program:

      Saturday, March 16: 
      • Welcome and settling in
      • Get to know each other
      • Walk through the Medina 
      • discover all the beautiful corners, terraces and lazy hangouts in the hotel.
      • we'll cross the street to the magical wonderworld of....to get you into the mood.

      March 17 - 22: 
      • 8.00 - 9.00 Breakfast
      • 09.00 - 10.00 Workshop with trends and our view on new designers/objects/styles/colours, explaining the sourcing tour of the day and what to expect.
      • 10.00 - 1.00 visit to a certain area. One day we will be out a full day in the new town and the industrial area).
      • 1.00 pm Lunch somewhere at location.
      • 2.00 - 5.00 pm  visit of the different parts of the Medina (Shopping, Culture...)
      • 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm free time/ spa and Hammam moments...
      • 8.00 pm Dinner in our Hotel

      Saturday, March 23: 
      • Lazy gourmet breakfast
      • The retreat ends after Breakfast. (11.30)
      Relax by the pool or enjoy a treatment in the excellent Spa of our riad. 1 Full treatment is included.

      Inclusive:
      7 nights in an Uber stylish riad( beautifully restored house) in the heart of the Medina (English and French spoken)
      7 heavenly dinners all prepared with local ingredients and an excellent way to learn all the different flavours from one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. Enjoy tagines, couscous, pastilla, briouattes.....Olives, preserved lemons, mythical spices and so much more to enjoy.
      7 Moroccan breakfasts. These are filled with fresh breads, fruits, eggs, yoghurt, honey and mint tea.
      Transfers from the airport on day 1. (If you arrive on another day, please contact your hotel to make arrangements)
      A Spa treatment including Hammam and massage.


      Not inclusive:
      Flights
      Transport to the airport on the last day.
      Soft drinks
      Alcoholic drinks
      Lunches
      Your personal travel insurance
      Any shopping in the souks
      Any other private visit you want to add to your trip
      Tips

      Cost for this workshop is:
      • 2100 € for a shared room with twin beds and private bathroom
      • 2430 € for a private room with private bathroom
      Our home in Marrakech! Gorgeous Dar Doukkala Riad & Spa.
      * early bird offer: (until November 30 2018)
      a two-hour consultancy in advance to define your selection, talk to any specific wishes on branding or in creating your own design.

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