About Us

Marakesh Leather specializes in handmade leather belts and unique accessories for style and quality conscious of men and women.

Originating in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1971 as an offshoot of California’s infamous Yoga Society, they 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 their business in Pike Place Market for over 100 years. Marakesh Leather has flourished in this tradition.

The name is borrowed respectfully from the Crosby, Stills & Nash song “Marrakesh Express”. Marrakesh, Morocco, with its lively market places and tradition in leatherwork 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 First and Pike!” Their business is built upon a love for creativity and the energized atmosphere of the Market. They proudly endorse more cowbell in all areas of life!

Their family and leather-crafting crew are dedicated to the traditions of hard work, individuality, customer engagement, and creative expression through craftsmanship. Their unique aesthetic is something that cannot be found elsewhere and they take great pride in the originality of their work. Happy customers return daily for the great leather and service they just can’t seem to find anywhere else.

Check out their handmade leather products online or find their shop directly under the big clock and sign, adjacent to the famous flying fish stand in the heart of the action.