Skandish Brings The Best Of Europe To Ibiza

Posted on October 29, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

Having firmly established itself as a foodie destination, the picturesque village of Santa Gertrudis is slowly but surely upping its sartorial and home decor game with a selection of exciting art, fashion and interior boutiques making the thriving destination their base on the island. And one new opening that has us lusting over its carefully curated cool and modern selection of products is Skandish, a lifestyle store that offers everything from beautiful crockery to natural skincare, quality leather bags to fine jewellery, stylish furniture and equally desirable garments – basically everything your heart, home and wardrobe could possibly desire!

A hybrid of the words Scandinavian and British, Skandish brings the best products from both cultures to the White Isle, as well as showcasing some local brands from Ibiza and Formentera that caught founder Nicky’s eye. She tells us, “I wanted the store to offer a combination of all the things that I love and am interested in. When I was at university studying for my textile degree, I was really inspired by Scandinavia for it’s simple, yet beautiful quality designs. I also wanted to bring in the British side because there are some really amazing designers and brands from Britain that I would like to introduce here. I wanted to create something that is completely different with a lot of variety”.

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Step inside Skandish – on the stretch of shops by the first roundabout when you enter Santa Gertrudis from the direction of Ibiza Town – and you will find a veritable treasure trove of delights. Those who love the Scandi trend for home décor will swoon over Skandinavisk scented candles that smell of ‘Hygge’ cosiness and ‘Skog’, the fragrance of a calm boreal forest. Minimalist sideboards and lamps bring a touch of Nordic cool to the home, while colourful geometric rugs by Brita Sweden instantly catch the eye.

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From the UK, world-famous Irish designer Orla Kiely is represented across both the home and stationary departments, while Covent Garden based designer Laura Lee’s delicate jewellery creations are a rare treat to find outside of London. Brits – especially those who are health conscious – will be delighted to find foodie treats from Propercorn, Deliciously Ella and Doisy & Dam on Skandish’s well stocked shelves.

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The fashion selection offers everything from classic outerwear to shoes and gorgeous leather accessories, in keeping with an effortless aesthetic that combines quality materials, a muted colour palette and clean lines that will work equally well in edgy East London or metropolitan Stockholm. Fashion fiends who want to boost their clothes budget can bring in their pre-loved pieces to be displayed in the ‘nearly new’ section, where those items that fit into the Skandish aesthetic will be put on sale in return for a commission.

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As an eco-conscious owner, sustainability, recycling and environmentally friendly practise are important to Nicky. Therefore, the beauty and skincare products displayed in Skandish are from brands that keep their ingredients as close to all natural as possible, including Evolve Organic Beauty, Plum & Ashby and L:A Bruket.

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Inspired by her travels, Nicky also offers some handmade creations such as cards adorned with her own photographs and colourful cushions made from fabrics she collected on her trips. Open six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00 and 19.30, we recommend you drop in for a little browse yourself – and defy you to not leave with a little something for your home, beauty cabinet or wardrobe!

Further Information
t: +34 603 296 631
fb: www.facebook.com/SKANDISH

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