A Philadelphian by way of Morocco, Chakir moved to the United States in 2005. Chakir has worked in Philadelphia’s historic Jeweler’s Row since 2007 selling unique engagement rings, creating custom-order pieces, and learning how to repair & maintain fine jewelry.
Combining his love for his homeland with his experience in the United States, Chakir created Little Marrakesh Bazaar, LLC.. Each item is hand-picked and imported from local artisans in Morocco – every piece is handcrafted and unique! From bright bangles to rich leathers to intricate jewelry boxes, every piece in this collection is a part of the long tradition of original Moroccan craftsmanship.
Born in Ouarzazate, Morocco, Chakir immigrated to the United States when he was 20 years old. He learned English while working for a local grocery store, earned his degree from Temple University, and now divides his time between his job, Little Marrakesh Bazaar, his family, and his passion— running.
Chakir volunteers every morning with Back on My Feet, an organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves, allowing them to make real change in their lives resulting in employment and independent living.
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