clothes and souvenirs: clothes and souvenirs
Sa Penya area near the port is full of small stores and boutiques selling colorful but sometimes weird alternative clothes. You can also try some nice tshirts, typical souvenirs (magnets, caps etc) or cd with music (DJ compilations, the popular Café del Mar cds etc)
You can also try some side streets a bit further into New Town, we saw the Italian brand Caprisa (pic 5) that had some great offers in Ibiza. My wife got excited with the new line of some bags so we bought some things in half prices comparing the ones in Greece.
The stuff was very friendly and helpful and didn’t mind to stay open a bit later (we went there 10’ before they close)
food supplies: food supplies
If you want to save some money or you just don’t want to go to restaurant every day you can buy some fresh fruits and vegetables at Mercado Viejo (pics 1-2) right in the heart of town, near the main gate to the Old Town.
The best option for us was buying everything from Super Market Eroski at Avenida Espanya (pic 3), they have some great prices (especially their own etiquette) so we took advantage of the fact that we had our own kitchenette in our room so we could have the breakfast and meals we wanted.
La Casita Ibicenca: Wonderful local shop
The shop is a tiny one but it's full of locally made goods such as salts, oils, soaps and these delicate blown glass lizards filled with Ibiza sand. I bought one for myself and some salt to bring home as a memento of my trip here. I noticed that the owner was wearing a very interesting pair of sandals. She pointed me to the shop where she got it and I bought two pairs!
What to buy: very small but beautifully crafted lizard pendants filled with sand, salts and naturally scented soaps.
What to pay: fair prices since all merchandise is locally produced
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Amnesia: Lots of cool merchandise
If you've been to Amnesia the club and had a great time you might want a souvenir. The Amnesia shop has lots of it, t-shirts, towels, bags, caps, underwear, key chains..
Expect to pay 30-40 euros for a t-shirt.
What to buy: The t-shirts are cool! Lots of different prints and colors to choose from.
What to pay: You'll find small items (such as key chains) to more fancy merchandise (VINYL disc bags) 5 - 200 euros.
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Pacha Shop: Crazy popular shop selling Pacha merchandise
Pacha - the Spanish based club franchise concept - is hugely popular in Spain. Pacha has turned into a global brand that also includes hotels, restaurants, cd compilations, perfumes etc. Their most famous club is situated in Ibiza town and naturally there are several Pacha shops on the island of Ibiza (including two shops in Ibiza town, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia). They also sell Pacha merchandise at certain hotels and at the airport of Ibiza. The shop is always crowded with people of all ages - they sell women's wear, men's wear and children's clothing, in addition to bags, towels, key chains, mouse pads, caps, belts, stickers.. etc
The shops (at least the ones in Ibiza town) seem to be open almost all day long (10 AM - 12 AM). You can also buy official Pacha tickets at the shops (cheaper than buying at the door, but you can get them a few euros cheaper at the street - NOTE that even the official tickets has restrictions; not valid after 2:30 AM!)
What to buy: The t-shirts and their plastic shopping totes are the best sellers. Basic t-shirts are priced to 26-28 euros, and the golden/black shopping totes sell at 3 euros (bargain). If you want a sweatshirt, expect to pay about 100 euros.
What to pay: Expect to pay an euro or less for a sticker and up to 100 euro + for some of the clothes..
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Lottie Bogotti: Antiques and vintage goodies in Ibiza
This shop is the ecological answer to extravagance as it takes nothing from the planet which is already in plentiful supply. Loads of luxury things including ornaments, jewellery, art glass, bags, clothes and furniture....all antique and vintage, or made from antique materials.
What to buy: Jewellery made using only antque materials is the speciality of Lottie Bogotti.
What to pay: From €20 to €1000.
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If You Like Wearing White Tunics, This Is It
I was walking about in town one day on a hunt for a white tunic or an interesting coverup to wear over my bikini and found several shops around Dalt Vila (one had astronomical prices) but I eventually bought a chic white tunic from India that I saw here at Cha-Cha. The nice and friendly lady who owns the shop was also a delight. She exuded genuine, benevolent spirit.
What to buy: tunics galore in every length and style but mostly in immaculate white cotton.
What to pay: I am amazed by some of the prices they expect visitors in Ibiza when it comes to imported goods. This shop however seems to be less than most. I paid around $70 for that knee lenth, long sleeved white tunic from India. Not bad since I saw something very similar in another shop for nearly twice that! So, walk around first and take notes and your perseverance will pay off in the end.
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Attitude Ibiza: Trendy Corner Shop
It's on the way to the center of town from my hotel so I walked past it almost everyday. I noticed a very sassy yet feminine top in cream color. It was perfect for my tanned skin then so I bought it. The shop staff were quite friendly in contrast to the front desk staff at my hotel so they were always like a pleasant breeze when I stop in to look while I was on the island.
What to buy: dresses, skirts and top by various mid-to-high end brands from Europe.
What to pay: Expect to pay around 100 Euros or more for most items.
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various: Shopping in style
loved all the shops in Ibiza, starting with the cheap local ones, clubs shops and designer ones! love the style - ibiza cool..
one of our favorite area was Avenida d'ESpanya and the tiny streets in the old town
the main streets in Ibiza Town for shopping are Vara del Rey avenue and Rosello ..al this area is " full " of shops but for me the best area is the "gay " area and surroundings with chicer fashion clothes and something more in fashion
Cafe del Mar
All kind of stuffs about Cafe del Mar you can buy here ... there is a shop in the corner of the bar where find towels, linen skirts and shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, lighters, Cafe del Mar music CD's
Everithing you can expect
Erospki supermarket: self catering in Santa Eulalia
When grocery shopping in Santa Eulalia, go to the main supermarket (which I think was called erospki). You can find this if you cross the road from the square, head off to your right and on the second street on your left hand side (past the petrol station) is the supermarket.
Everything here is a damn sight cheaper than using local shops and ideal for buying large bottles or drinking water cheap. A six pack of San Miguel cost about 3 euros! stocks everything you need for self catering.
Pacha, Amnesia, etc....: Club brands shopping
You will find many brand shops of each club in Ibiza town and you can always buy in the last minute at the airport. But prices are incredible high!!!!!
I wanted to buy two T-shirts for my nephews….. and well I think they will have to wait until I win lottery hehehe, the ones I liked from Pacha were 49 Euros each…..
Marina area at Ibiza town: For shopping lovers
Poor Stace, with 3 shopping lovers around all the little shops. I have to say he is very patient, but he also got also for himself hehehe…
If you are looking for Cd’s, jewelery, little souvenirs of the island, clothes….. the Marina area is the place to go ……
Pacha Store: Need Some New Clubbing Digs??
If you are in need of some good clubbing clothes, or are looking for some cool souvenirs to take home, head to the official Pacha store! They have every imaginable thing you could want with the Pacha logo attached. Key rings, shirts, pants, sunglasses, etc. etc.
It is a bit pricey, but then again, most things on Ibiza are! Plus, how many times are you going to be here? Not many if you want to live past 50!