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Shopping in Bali has much choice of places to visit from market stalls to high end shops.
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Bali is a great place to stock up on summer and beach wear. If you have just bought an apartment and are looking to buy furniture, pop to Bali and devote a whole week shopping up the container and shipping your furniture/furnishings out. Some European designers have made Bali their headquarters and there are some really classy and creative designs in Bali. Shopping for yoga goods is also popular.
Here're some places for shopping in Bali:
Lovely quirky boutiques in Ubud, and some really great specialist yoga and resortwear stores such as The Bali Spirit Yoga Shop on Jalan Hanoman.
If you're more a budget traveller and don't have much time, then head straight for the market (while prices may be cheaper for certain items at other markets, this is almost one-stop-shopping). The Ubud Market, however, is still more pricey than SUKAWATI MARKET. And the markets in Ubud are reputed to be prone to rip off and the people can be annoying, pushy, cheeky and generally a nuisance. If you are making a trip to Ubud, get your driver to drop you off the SUKAWATI market, and buy all you local stuff here. Eg. Indonesian dresses, shirts, scarf, cushions, scarf bags.
At the Ubud market theses is much rattan. bags, baskets, placemats; tissue box holders made of coconut husk, rattan, etc; sarongs, pareos, batik, masks, bags, salt and pepper shakers etc.
The Bintang Supermarket in Camphuan has A floor upstairs for souvenirs , shoes, clothes, beads etc at a fixed price.Art in Ubud -
Neka Gallery and the Neka Museum (they sometimes have temporary exhibits at the museum which you can also buy.
Agung Rai Musuem of Art Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women
Blanco Renaissance Museum
Genta Fine Art Gallery
Museum Rudana & Rudana Fine Art Gallery
Pengosekan Community of Artists Showroom Puri Lukisan Museum
Even if you don't buy it's definitely worth a look through his massive gallery. Some carvings are 12 feet high and made from a single piece of wood.
Sanur . Nusa Dua. Singaraja. Barubulan. Tabanan. Gianyar.
Hardy's Malls are the place to go if you prefer to shop western style...eg. everything has a price tag on it and usually the staff leave you alone to browse.
Just ask any taxi driver to take you to the nearest Hardys mall for that fix of western groceries in a western style supermarket. These malls are two storey and are always set back from the road so, easy to miss. They offer the cheapest (though good quality) clothing, shoes and accessories on the island with literally tons of stock to browse through. On the ground floor, the supermarket offers a huge range of Indonesian and western foods including meat, cheese, fresh milk etc. You can pay by credit card or use the multiple ATMs just outside the doors.
Pakudwi - Kedisan, Tegalalang, Gianyar, Bali - Indonesia
Note that Neka's "THE" museum of Bali. The Museum and the Gallery are at different places. The Museum is next to Uma Ubud and the Gallery is nearer Ubud Centre. You can also see paintings by Arie Smit. Lovely colours, some of it is like an Impressionist style, because of the colours.
Craft- villages specialising in certain crafts
Mas - woodcarving - for display as well as furniture.
Very ornate and intricately carved. Might be a bit heavy for some people, though it's fascinating to see some of the work.
Celuk - gold and silver smiths
Batubulan - Stone
Here, you can find out what the real art means to be and you can see that you never saw. High price but worthy.
Seminyak / Legian and Kuta have many markets ands clothing stores.
In general, but not necessarily always the case, the Kuta offers the cheaper brands and bargains, whereas Seminyak offers the more high-end shopping with higher prices although still inexpensive..
Geneva Handicraft Jln Raya Kerobokan
4 floors of warehoused type handicrafts No bargaining, prices are clearly marked. Note that they accept credit cards but tack on an additional 3% - so take plenty of cash.
Masks, wooden handicrafts and baskets of all sorts and sizes. More limited on clothing but plenty of batik type houseware items such as pillow covers, table cloths.
Serious Shopper Alert:
Be prepared and bring an extra bag. If you won't regret not buying, then just come with a bag half full...But don't worry, there are bag shops everywhere.
Some addresses: (These are obviously more "upmarket". If they have an internet page, they are usually more expensive.)
Stylish multi-brand boutique in the heart of Seminyak. Shop here to find well selected, medium to high-end, quality designer bikinis and beachwear. Offers both locally made brands and international brands.
Jl. Kaya Ayu 8, Seminyak, Bali
The boutique is part of the well-known KUDETA lounge-beach club and restaurant. Offers a mix of local and international tasteful quality beachwear and resortwear.
Jalan Oberoi 9 (next to the Oberoi Hotel), Seminyak, Bali
BONG'S by Selphie Bong
Jl. Raya Laksmana No. 22 Oberoi (the biggest at bali for now)
Jl. Monkey Forest no.999, Ubud. Bali 80571 Tel: 0361 808 4168
Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 42a, Seminyak. Bali Tel. 0361 730580
The Seminyak Hotel shopping arcade 2&3 Oberoi. Offers wedding and couture gowns.
Also available in St Regis Nusa Dua, Four Season and Melia the Garden Villas.
Jl. Legian 368, Kuta; Bali 80361. Tel: 0361 765 073
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud; Bali 80571. Tel: 0361 970 990
Pusaka may be the same owner as PitheCanThropus and they have handwoven Natural Dyed stuff
Jl. Pantai Kuta 20D, Kuta; Bali 80361. Tel: 0361 761 880
Jl. Monkey Forest No 71, Ubud Kelod 80571, Bali. Tel: 0361 978 619
Jl Legian Kaja 38b, Seminyak.
Jl. Pantai Kuta 29a
Beautiful, locally made, quality resort wear. Biasa has shops in Legian, Ubud and Jakarta.
Jln. Raya Seminyak 34 - 36, Legian, Bali 80361. Tel: 0361 730 308
Jln. Monkey Forest. Ubud Bali
Threads of Life
Shops in Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Ubud
Jalan Uluwatu II, Jimbaran; Bali 80361. Tel: 0361 703 311
Online shopping: www.jenggalashop.com
Jenggala's products are also available at: Made's Warung II in Seminyak; Ritz-Carlton; Nikko Hotel Gift Shop; DFS Bali; Toko East in Ubud
They also have a factory outlet in Sanur.
Jl. Legian 1&2, Legian Arcade, Kuta, Bali. Tel: +62
Designer Brand outlet.
This place is a fantastic find and favorite with expats and fashionable locals.It stocks all the indi designer brands you'll see in seminyak,but everything in store is clearance stock.They also have a very cool vintage section and some great art .You can find some serious bargains here and it's definitely worth a visit.
Located just outside the main fashion district Jalan Petitenget 115. Kerobokan.