Now it’s absolutely NO secret that I love fashion. And shopping. Yes, I definitely love shopping. Of course, the two go hand-in-hand and when you throw in a sunset and a cocktail (or three), well, you know who’ll end up going home with a few extra bags of clothes that night. Yes, me, despite the lack of space in my already enormous but totally overstuffed wardrobe.
I’m not going to complain – after all, there’s a reason they call it retail therapy!
Recently I discovered a secret little boutique housed within a very well known Ibiza beach restaurant… Treasure Chest at Experimental Beach Ibiza is a hand-picked collection of cool trinkets, elegant clothing, boho beachwear, stylish footwear and plenty of other fashion finds including a select range for the island’s most stylish blokes.
Of course, I don’t expect it to stay a secret for long, which is why I’m glad I stumbled across it just a few days before the official launch – July 10, 2014, in collaboration with London pop-up specialists Modern Society.
Boasting an array of fashion goodies from Ibiza, London, Paris and New York, the collections at Treasure Chest – which by the way, has a gorgeous blue treasure chest right in the middle of the displays – have got the archetypal Ibiza beach babe look covered, but also offer some more edgy pieces for those who like to stand out from the crowd.
The star of the collections (in my book!) is hot London designers The House Of Dharma – ethnic jewellery, elegant headpieces, cool swimwear and beautifully chic silk dresses and jumpsuits. A portion of the proceeds of many of the pieces goes to charity – simply read the hand-written labels to find out just which good cause your retail therapy will be helping.
Another standout is Toto Artwear – a made-in-Ibiza brand of bikini where each is hand made and painted to ensure no two pieces are alike. In addition, there are stunning long silk kaftans, beautiful symbolic jewellery and healing stones, sunglasses handmade in Barcelona, men’s swimwear that is 100% waterproof, ponchos that can be worn 12 different ways and an awesome range of espadrilles that were created exclusively for ECC Beach by Caulaincourt.
This ultimate change-room-with-a-view is open daily from 3pm until 10pm, making it the perfect pre or post-sunset cocktail shopping haunt. With more brands and collections arriving each day – plus a two-week collaboration with Modern Society, including designers Taylor Morris, Tatjana Anika and BexRox, between July 10 and 24, 2014 – there’s always another reason to pass by… With many of the pieces one-of-a-kind or strictly limited, it’s first in, best dressed… literally!