Leather Babouches (slippers)

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Feb 24th, 2003, 09:54 AM
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Leather Babouches (slippers)

I hope to travel to Morroco soon and am interested in purchasing babouches as Christmas gifts for family and friends. Can anyone recommend a souk where I can find quality, variety and price?

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Feb 26th, 2003, 05:34 PM
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You will find them everywhere. Just bargain for quantity.
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Feb 26th, 2003, 10:03 PM
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No problem to find them just about anywhere.
One word of caution though. The leather smells bad and that smell won't go away. Just wanted to warn you.
I love babouches myself, but always stayed away from, just like from other leather items like bags, etc.
Enjoy Morocco. It's an amazing country and the food is SO good.
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Feb 27th, 2003, 03:44 AM
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Where in Morocco are you going? I bought leather babouches (in Marrakesh). They were very easy to find in lots of colors & styles. If you have time, look around before you buy. Some shops have more variety & more in stock. Depending on your bargaining skills, I think the prices are similar from shop to shop. If you buy all your shoes at one place, bargain for a discount on quantity. We bought 2 large "poufs" (leather pillows) & have had no residual odor problems. The tannery area in Fes is quite pungent, though!
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Feb 27th, 2003, 06:42 AM
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Thanks to all for your replies.
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Feb 27th, 2003, 04:01 PM
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We purchased 4 pair in Marrakesh in July 2000 for $40 ($10/pair). The original asking price was $40/pair. I agree that they are all over and you just need to find the color and size you want. Our salesman went off to get a larger size - we have big feet- so don't assume that what is shown is all they have.
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