SOUK IT UP
Indulge your wanderlust with new global e-commerce
We could always use more baubles from exotic locales, but hopping on a magic carpet to Marrakech isn't quite in the cards. Thanks to two new e-commerce sites, however, off-the-beaten-path treasures are just a click away.
We love the vibrant saris and sandals found in Rajasthan markets. Now we can get the gems of Jaipur with Exclusively In, a new site selling Indian fashions, home decor and travel experiences at discount prices. (Consider it the Gilt Groupe of Mumbai.) Founder Nirbhika Moorjani sources her jewelry, embroideries and artwork from Delhi's metro stops and the villages outside Calcutta. We'll prop these bright Better Living cushions ($39) on our sofa and don TAD's gleaming kundan stone necklace ($270) at our next special event.
Morocco tops our list of dream destinations, so we were giddy when we discovered Beldi. The brainchild of an American woman and native Moroccan who met in Marrakech, Beldi avoids Arabian Nights bling by showcasing the traditional crafts of the souk. We're smitten with the eclectic handblown tea glasses ($5), bohemian Safi bowls ($23) and patchwork Hammam towels ($18), and can't wait to get our hands on one of these stunning boucherouite rugs ($750).