After celebrating its centenary in 2016, Sombrereria Bonet – the quaint little corner-facing boutique in Ibiza’s La Marina shopping district, below the ancient fortress walls of Dalt Vila and adjacent to the newly revamped square of Vara de Rey – remains fashion-forward islanders go-to destination when it comes to snapping up stylish hats, baskets and traditional island style crochet accessories. With 100 years of tradition and business behind them, the Bonet family certainly know a thing or two when it comes to accessorising, island style.
These days, the boutique is run by Virginia Bonet, third generation of the family and the granddaughter of original founder, Juan Bonet, who first opened its doors back in 1916. Back in those days, headgear was de rigueur and his handwoven straw hats and beautifully handcrafted felt pieces were in high demand. Over the years, the historic business had its ups and downs, however with the return of bohemian fashion in Ibiza, it is once again a thriving millinery.
Beach hats, fedoras, berets, flat caps, wide-brims, floppy hats, trilbies, boaters, cloches, cowboy styles, Panamas… you name it, Sombrereria Bonet has it in all different colours and fabrics. In addition to the best selection of headwear on the white isle, the walls, shelves and floor are also lined with a variety of woven baskets – with a special focus on the traditional Ibicenco style with leather trim.