There’s no doubt about it that Ibiza Town is where most of the island’s shopping action takes place. There’s something for everyone in terms of style, taste and budget. Here, it’s all about fashion and my biggest piece of advice would be don’t judge a book by it’s cover – there have been times when I’ve dismissed a store window because it wasn’t to my taste, only to discover amazing things inside. Now I know that it’s worth spending the time to look in each and every store, meandering through the pedestrianised area of the port, before weaving in and out of the grid of streets in the new part of town.
For vintage, Hola Hola (Mercat Vell) is the place to be; for one-off made-in-Ibiza pieces, Kurru Kurru (Plaza del Parque) and Loyandford at White Horse Boutique (Calle de la Cruz); and for designer labels, reVOLVER (Calle Bisbe Azara), Galy (Isidoro Macabich) and Mayurka (Vara de Rey and Avinguda Ignasi Wallis) are my constant source of fashion inspiration. If you’re a high street addict, you’ll love Mango, Blanco, Stradivarius (Ibiza’s answer to Topshop) and Spanish mega-brand Zara (for women, men and kids). But seriously, just wander… there is way too much on offer to list here, but definitely enough to warrant the excess luggage charges you might have to pay on the way home.
Late at night, the famous gay strip of Calle de la Virgen comes alive with funky fashion boutiques (for men and women), quirky sex stores and everything in between. My favourite shoe store is here – Hector’s, a cornucopia of colourful handmade leather boots, a cross between moccasins and cowboy boots and the perfect Ibiza clubbing shoe. Every girl should have at least one pair. I have two.
Last, but not least, if you can manage to drag yourself out of bed early on a Saturday morning, the San Jordi market – a cross between a flea market, car boot sale and hippy market – is an experience in itself, even if you don’t buy anything!
For general information on what to expect of shopping in Ibiza, see my Shopping in Ibiza page. For more advice on shopping in resorts across Ibiza, see Shopping in San Antonio, Shopping in Playa d'en Bossa, Shopping in Santa Eulalia and Shopping in San Juan.