Like most women we’ve spent half our lives in search of the perfect bag. Finally that search has ended right here in Morocco thanks to two designers, both, perhaps unsurprisingly, women too, who understand what we really want and need. The first is Lalla in Marrakech ( who makes a huge variety of must-haves ranging from the ultra cute, tulip-shaped evening bag with fringe, to the ultimate, retro toweling sponge bag. Our personal favourites are her hard-wearing but super stylish Fez embroidery weekender with leather tassel and her brilliantly conceived day-to-night, cross-shoulder bag that is small enough to ensure you can’t lug about half the contents of your desk, but big enough to hold a small paperback or a large phone. Crafted from leather, suede and nubuck off-cuts, it’s detachable strap (available in a myriad colours) means hey presto, your evening clutch m’lady! For travel, trade-shows and anywhere, or indeed anytime, you need hands-free flexibility it’s got to be HeroSisters (formerly Bouvier Jewels, Bali and Fez) Ava Bag (that’s a sleek, chic bum bag to the Brits, fanny pack to North Americans) with its punk-rock studded belt, two zip-up pouches and a secret inner envelope for essentials like pens and lipstick.