Central Java shopping

Top Choice Market in Solo

Pasar Triwindu

Solo’s flea market is the place to search for antiques including wayang puppets, old batik and ceramics, as well as clocks, vinyl records, coins and vintage cameras. It's a fun place to root around, and a specialist…
Clothing in Solo

Batik Danar Hadi

Danar Hadi is an important Solonese batik manufacturer and sells an extensive collection through this beautiful showroom. Styles include traditional Javanese shirts for men, sarongs and exquisite scarves for women a…
Jewellery in Yogyakarta

HS Silver

Established in 1950, this well-regarded silver shop occupies the same traditional premises and has a workshop onsite. Free tours illustrate the complexity of working on filigree designs and would-be silversmiths can…
Cheese in Yogyakarta

Mazaraat Artisan Cheese

Run by friendly, local husband-and-wife team Jamie and Nieta, Mazaraat's house-made cheeses are made using organic milk from Mt Merapi, delivered fresh 45 minutes after milking. Pop by to taste and purchase their ra…
Clothing in Yogyakarta

Hamzah Batik

A cheap and cheerful place to browse for souvenirs, including ready-made clothes from machine-produced batik, leatherwork, batik bags, topeng (wooden masks used in funerary dances) and wayang golek (three-dimensiona…
Clothing in Yogyakarta

Voice of Jogya

Within the labyrinthine alleyways of Taman Sari's palace walls, this cool clothing store was set up by a local designer, whose T-shirts blend Yogya youth culture with contemporary, indie flair.
Arts & Crafts in Yogyakarta


A hole-in-the-wall storefront with an exciting collection of authentic antique wooden puppets and masks from across the archipelago, though most are from Java. Some are 50 years old. To the discerning collector this…
Clothing in Solo

Batik Keris Shop

One of several retail outlets selling batik of the famous Batik Keris brand. The icy air-con is not wholly conducive to relaxed shopping, but there's plenty of stock to choose from, including fixed-price batik bags,…
Market in Solo

Pasar Klewer

This bustling textile market burned down in a fire in 2015 and has been rebuilt in more or less the same location. Selling all manner of cloth and ready-made clothes, there are some bargains to be had, particularly …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Yogyakarta

Via Via

Via Via is a great place to pick up a fair-trade souvenir. With an interesting range of locally made, sustainable crafts and accessories, as well as organic coffee, spices, Indonesian books and postcards, this is a …