5 concept stores in Ibiza that you just can’t miss
If you like the kind of shop where you can find a bit of everything – from an outfit for Friday night to that designer table you’ve been dreaming about for your newly renovated home – then concept stores are for you. These places where art, fashion and design share space are totally on trend and, in Ibiza, the perfect excuse for exploring the city, where you can fly from 4,500 Avios per route.
1 Los Enamorados, in Portinatx
Located on Ibiza’s northern coast far from the hustle and bustle is this romantic harbour where the hippie vibe that hit the island in the 1970s is still very much in evidence. Los Enamorados is home to a fabulous boutique hotel, a gastronomic space that fuses local with foreign concepts and a shop you could wander around in for hours.
2 Pop up Dior in La Marina
There is an Ibiza for all audiences, but design, sophistication and exclusivity have been guests of honour here for decades. These play a big part in the pop-up Dior that has opened at the foot of the city in the La Marina and will remain here until late October. It features garments and accessories from the Dioriviera line designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri along with an exclusive collection dedicated to the white island.
3 La Galería Elefante, in Santa Gertrudis
Purveyor of beautiful things, La Galería Elefante is an outpouring of good taste that’s evident in the clothing and decorations that its owners either design themselves or bring in from every corner of the globe. You’ll have to make some serious space in your wardrobe for its collection of dresses – and an irresistible blanket or two. Its fine and costume jewellery is for all tastes and budgets.
4 Sluiz, in Santa Gertrudis
The entrance to the space promises a blast of colour and fun in its clothing and home accessories. However, the wonders sold by the Dutch couple who run Sluiz go much further: ultra-kitschy decorations, vintage furniture and very original gewgaws. These can all be found nestled among pines in a 6,000m2 space on the outskirts of Santa Gertrudis.
5 Happinez, in San José
A family – also Dutch – considered Pitiusa Island to be the perfect holiday spot, so they made it their home and created Happinez in the village of San José. Its name is a tribute to the feeling they get from Ibiza. With great taste and brands such as Soya Concept, Ilse Jacobsen, Linum, Pomax, Tine K Home, Viva Madera and Madam Stolz, happiness is precisely what is conveyed to visitors and locals.
Top image by Shari Zschuschen