Our Story

"A Day in the Life" Video by Anthony Rowe Films

A warm welcome to you! We are a small family business located in the heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Our passion is handcrafting stylish, custom-fit leather belts and accessories from the highest quality hides around. Originating in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1971 as an offshoot of California’s infamous Yoga Society, we became part of a group of artists dedicated to recognizing and saving the Market’s charms for future generations. To this day local artists preserve the “Meet the Producer” ethic that has guided our business in Pike Place Market for over 100 years. Marakesh Leather has flourished in this tradition.

Our name is borrowed respectfully from the Crosby Stills & Nash song “Marrakesh Express." Marrakesh, Morocco, with its lively market places and tradition in leather-work has long been a colorful crossroads of commerce and ideas. The Pike Place Market as such is Seattle’s vibrant crossroad. As they say, "all roads lead to 1st and Pike!"

Our business is built upon our love for creativity and the energized atmosphere of Pike Place Market. We proudly endorse more cowbell in all areas of life!

Our family and leather crafting crew are dedicated to the traditions of hard work, individuality, customer engagement and creative expression through craftsmanship. Our unique aesthetic is something that cannot be found elsewhere and we take great pride in the originality of our work.

Marakesh family standing in front of booth at Pike Place Market

Happy customers return daily for the great leather and service they just can't seem to find anywhere else.

Check out our handmade leather goods here on our site or come down to Pike Place Market and visit us today! We are located just in from 1st and Pike, directly under the "Big Clock" and adjacent to the famous "flying fish" in the heart of the action.



Marakesh Leather Store Hours

Open 10am - 5pm everyday