Louis Vuitton Babouches

Jun 15, 2011 by        Blog, Morocco 2011

This is a babouche.

These are babouches.

Babouches are traditional Moroccan slippers made from supple leather.  They come in a bunch of colors but are classically a burnt yellow.  In every market that I have been to thus far I have seen a Louis Vuitton monogrammed variety.  The shoe salesman was sure to let me know that these slippers are completely fabricated in Morocco.  I’ve also seen the “LV”  lifted and printed or embroidered on women’s djellabas and hijabs around Casa.  The artist Hassan Hajjaj seems to share my fascination with the appropriation of this kind of symbol.  Check out his work.  It’s pretty rad: http://www.google.com/search?q=hassan+hajjaj&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=622

I’ll let you know if they are as comfortable as they look when I settle on my first pair.

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  • Good morning. Is it possible to buy his slippers? Is there also djellabas of this brand or another brand? Or bag or wallet, please? I would be very interested. Thank you in advance.

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