La Galeria Elefante about us

The Elly Team

Behind every growing business is an exceptional team and at La Galeria Elefante, we lovingly refer to our team as the Elly Herd.

Our Elly Herd is led by Victoria Durrer-Gasse. Victoria has been coming to Ibiza since the ’70s and moved here permanently in the late ’90s with her husband and son. Studies in textiles have allowed her to further develop a childhood passion and have led her in the direction of designing clothes and artwork, with extra special attention to embroidery & needlework, all inspired by her grandmother.

An insatiable interest in all things exquisite has led Victoria to where she is today, as the owner of this beautiful museum-like Elefante Treasure Trunk. With an inherent philosophy of keeping disappearing crafts alive while supporting underprivileged & victimized people around the world, Victoria designs, creates & sources unique pieces with a twist. Along with a number of key shop angels, Victoria continues to create a space that is a pleasure to work at and an absolute dream to visit.

La Galeria Elefante. The store

La Galeria Elefante is a concept store like no other. The building itself is an authentic Ibicencan farmhouse, over 400 years old with traditionally thick whitewashed walls and often described as an Aladdin’s Cave, it is a maze of little rooms leading into one another.
 

The very welcoming arched front door opens into a large entrada with high ceilings and wooden beams. Whichever direction you set off in from the main room will lead you into a smaller themed room, beautifully decorated and telling its own story. Our rooms, although ever changing, include themes such as cushions & textiles, furniture & soft furnishings, homewares, vintage delights, casual clothing, velvet wonders and toys for the little ones. Our terraces are decked with large wooden benches covered in colourful cushions and our lovely garden is fit for a Mad Hatters’ tea party.

The labels

Launched during the summer season of 2017, the SUNNY DAY clothing label is a collaboration between Victoria & her dear friend Penny McIvor. Inspired by island life, skipping in the sunshine in Ibiza. SUNNY DAY is a collection of bright & colourful casual-wear suitable for many occasions. It is lovingly made by skilled artisans around the world using techniques including intricate embroidery & organic vegetable dye work, all made fully supporting a number of different and carefully selected NGOs, mainly in India. 
 
KTF is the Key To Freedom movement in Calcutta that rescues vulnerable young women, taking them out of human trafficking, giving them a home and teaching them a skill. Many of Victoria’s own designs are made by them as well as the production of her silk & cotton summer clothing collection and beach pieces.
 
 
La Galeria Elefante

Welcome to our store. We invite you come and share our passion for global beauty.

Dive in and feel the love!

La Galeria Elefante concept store is a wild and wonderful collective of pieces lovingly brought together from around the world for you to adorn your home, body and soul. Come with us on a journey to enjoy vibrant colours, delicious scents, textures and artistry all lovingly designed to lift up our senses and spin us around with joy. We’re all about living life, loving laughter and creating the energy of beauty wherever we go.

Every piece is collected with love. Every piece tells a story. Behind these gems there is a collective of global citizens who have crafted, woven, sewn and created their unique treasures. The store aims to give back to these astonishing people around the world and with this in mind is involved in supporting charities and NGOs from many of the places that these pieces are sourced.
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The Elly Treasure Trove

Our La Galeria Elefante Treasure Trunk is filled with unique elly treasures from around the world perfect for decorating your home in style with a twist but our clothing section is also quite remarkable.

Victoria hand picks each brand with great care to create a beautiful boutique of jaw-dropping clothing & accessories. Our clothing section is filled with an extraordinary collection of the most beautiful pieces and includes everything from unique vintage elly treasures to collections made by designers we love and of course our very own brands designed by Victoria. Originating from creative passion and a love of textiles, inspired by childhood fairytales & the beauty of Ibiza, the VICTORIA label was born.

With full support and encouragement from both family and friends, Victoria realized her dreams and launched her brand, over 17 years ago. Labels under the VICTORIA umbrella include MADE WITH LOVE & LAUGHTER as well as SUNNY DAY which is a collaboration with Penny McIvor, and also KEY TO FREEDOM (Women’s Interlink Foundation) who produce a small collection designed by Victoria. Initially concentrating on exquisitely embroidered silks & velvets, Victoria developed a Boho-Ibiza line of must-have clothing; floaty gypsy dresses, sexy silk slips, handblock print maxi dresses, fun & funky onesies, hand embroidered statement coats & jackets, loose fitting tunics & kaftans and so much more!

The lines have since expanded to include accessories such as fabulously adorned bags as well as hand embroidered cushions and homewares. Also available under the VICTORIA label are her one-off pieces like the enchanting birds’ nest lamps and her magnificent glass-mosaic signs. All items are made fully supporting, encouraging & empowering women as well as sustaining disappearing craftsmanship.

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