Cheap Souvenir Store Club Wear
This is the neon-colored, Miami stripper meets the Jersey-Shore-inspired club wear that makes you look as trashy as Snookie. It’s the type of fashion and style I despise as it’s underlying message is “haha we got you.” What do I mean? It’s the brainwash bullshit messaging sent to young twenty-year olds (who can afford the clothing) to make them feel good about themselves because they “fit into society” and “did something epic.” Some of it I think is worn as a funny joke, which I agree is hilarious, but some girls had handfuls of this trashy treasure-shit to take back to England. It’s the type of clothing that rips knock off lines from Vegas such as, “What happens in Ibiza, Stays in Ibiza,” and shirts, thongs, boxers and shorts that proudly state the word, “fuck” on everything. I see this type of clothing on the same level of lowness as the dipshit who created the bloodstained Urban Outfitter Kent State University shooting sweatshirt. What about any of this is funny or remotely cool? But, what the hell do I know? I’m an independent hippie at heart who gets angry when people try to insult my intelligence. And this type of clothing I find is an insult to the beauty of one’s mind, body and soul.
Actual Souvenir Store Club Wear
The main clubs in Ibiza are not just eat, drink and dance venues. They are a brand and brands sell clothing. Inside some of the clubs (such as Space) you’ll find a souvenir store open during the parties. However, some clubs have street side stores such as Ushuaia and Pacha. Here you’ll find every piece of clothing slapped with a brand or party-theme insignia. For example, one of Ushuaia’s parties in ANTS. You can bring home your party memory with Ant-themed t-shirts and thongs. Café del Mar sells everything from bathing suits, CD’s and logoed shorts. Don’t worry if you’re too hung over to shop during the day. The airport has several club stores such as Pacha and Ushuaia.
Hippie Market meets Modern Trend Wear
The hippie markets sell everything from Buddha bags to bracelets. The modern Bohemian theme is popular now on the island. What does this mean? Fashion uses modern cuts, styles and trends while using “hippie-inspired” fabric with bold colors and vibrant designs. You can find everything from bathing suit cover ups to fashion scarves. A common trend is to take something traditional from Ibiza such as a semi-precious (or faux) stone and create a bracelet dangled with a feather. Hippies find traditional “energy” goods such as crystals, stones and angel-shaped statues.
Upscale Beach-Inspired Wear
Similar to what I mentioned above, select stores throughout the island cater to those who can afford a 200-Euro chiffon beach sarong. The jewelry uses real stones and gold and there is nothing faux about it. Designer swimwear can cost up to several hundred euros for both men and women and all goods cater to the classy.
If you come to Ibiza for the music, you’ll most likely go home with some CD’s. I found the average price of the CD’s cost 30-euro for a two-disc pack. You’ll find everything from Hed Kandi, deep house to Café del Mar-ambient beats. If you love Ibiza music, you’ll find every type of house, EDM, techno and Balearic beat throughout the island.