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The Top 10: Best Hotel Boutiques

The top hotels around the world offer stylish accommodations, high-touch service and delicious restaurants, but a truly special on-site boutique is a much rarer find. From Mexico City to Marrakech and St. Barth’s to South Africa, our favorite hotel shops feature one-of-a-kind pieces and local crafts that reflect the unique identity of the destination, offering one-stop shopping in the comfort of your hotel.

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Le Sirenuse

The stylish Emporio Sirenuse in Positano features resort wear by Allegra Hicks, Eres and Marie-Hélène de Taillac, as well as gorgeous textiles by designer Lisa Corti and silk foulards made exclusively for the shop by Neapolitan tailor Mariano Rubinacci. There’s also a small home collection, including colorful Venetian glassware and the hotel’s famous wrought-iron candleholders (from La Sponda restaurant).

Riad El Fenn

The shop at this popular riad, which is owned by English entrepreneur Vanessa Branson, is one of Marrakech’s must-visit boutiques and a treasure trove of local designers’ products, including vintage bags, jewelry, Fez pottery, Beldi bread baskets and handwoven kilim blankets and cushions from the Atlas Mountains.

Four Seasons Mexico City

The shop at the Four Seasons carries a well-curated selection of handmade, locally sourced accessories and jewelry. Keep an eye out for the embroidered leather jackets from La Matilde, statement earrings from Vangania and the brightly colored embroidered clutches from Lucia Macarena (you’ll want to buy them all).

Hotel Esencia

The stylish boutique at this intimate Riviera Maya hideaway sells high-end swimwear brands like Lisa Marie Fernandez, Panama hats and a capsule clothing collection by designer Jason Wu, who got married at the hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

The retail offerings at The Surf Club in Miami are the opposite of cookie-cutter hotel boutiques. Les Ateliers Courbet, an outpost of the New York-based gallery, curates unique design pieces from all the over world, and Haremlique, the Turkish linen brand known for its gorgeous cashmere throws and supple cotton sheets, chose The Surf Club for its first standalone U.S. store, which carries kaftans, traditional Turkish towels and accessories.

Le Toiny

Mandie Vere Nicoll has set the trends in beach style on St. Barth’s for decades. First, out of her tiny boutique by the bar at Isle de France, and now at her boutique on the beach at Le Toiny. Set in a restored 18th-century cottage, the small shop is packed with treasures that reveal her spot-on beachy taste, including boho-cool coverups, hats, sandals and fun jewelry. She buys in limited quantities, so guests who come throughout the year will always be surprised.

Singita Kruger National Park

The Singita Boutique & Gallery, catering to both the Lebombo and Sweni lodges, features chic artisanal items sourced throughout Africa. The lodge staff frequently visits nearby villages in search of unique crafts and then partners with these communities in order to showcase their talents at the Singita properties. Locally made products available at the boutique include Singita’s signature handwoven wire under plates, created by a group of female Zulu weavers in KwaZulu-Natal, and lovely stools handwoven using indigenous ilala palm.

The Dewberry Charleston

Fieldshop, the boutique curated by the Southern lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun at Charleston’s The Dewberry, is home to exclusive collaborations from Southern artists, including fashion, barware, jewelry, decorative objects and more.

Chem Chem Lodge

Don’t miss the Chem Chem gift shop, clad with Maasai beaded belts and necklaces, handwoven baskets and bags, local jewelry, safari attire and plenty of gifts to bring home.

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– Nikki Erlick on February 15, 2019

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