Shopping in Jakarta

  • Shopping in Cikini & Menteng

    Pasar Jl Surabaya

    Jakarta’s famous street market is in Menteng. It has woodcarvings, furniture, textiles, jewellery, old vinyl records and many (dubious) antiques from nautical memorabilia to vintage kitchen items. Bargain like crazy.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in South Jakarta


    A wide selection of books (many in English) plus fine stationery and writing accessories make this hip hang-out a must-stop for anyone interested in words on paper. There's a small cafe serving coffee and cakes, plus a workshop offering various creative classes including sessions in pottery and art (enquire within about schedules).

  • Top ChoiceShopping in South Jakarta

    Pasar Santa

    On the 2nd floor of a rundown old-school mall you'll find Jakarta's hipster entrepreneurs. Dozens of individual booths sell everything from retro psychedelic clothing and vinyl to handmade jewellery, cakes, skateboards and micro-roasted coffee. Many stalls don't open till after lunch, so aim to come around 3pm. The food vendors are another reason to visit, including tasty noodles at Mie Chino.

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    dia.lo.gue artspace

    Contemporary art exhibitions, stylish designer goods, books, old travel posters and good coffee all come together in this chic space. Bare concrete and glass are an ideal backdrop for the captivating variety here. Those who want to hang out longer stop at the trendy cafe on site – it serves brekkie, pasta, Asian plates and other mains (dishes 49,000Rp to 80,000Rp).

  • Shopping in Cikini & Menteng

    Plaza Indonesia

    This high-end mall is centrally located and offers a wide selection of stores, including leading Indonesian boutiques and the likes of Cartier and Louis Vuitton. In the basement there’s an excellent, inexpensive food court. It rivals the Grand Indonesia mall nearby for top-end cred.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Cikini & Menteng

    Bartele Gallery

    On the 1st floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a treasure trove of antique maps awaits at this compact shop. Prints, some dating back 500 years, are also displayed. Look for originals drawn by explorers to document their discoveries. Photos from the 19th century and a smattering of antiques round out your visit.

  • Shopping in Cikini & Menteng

    Grand Indonesia

    This luxury mall contains a plethora of upscale fashion outlets, plus high-street favourites like Uniqlo and Zara. There are also a number of good local and international restaurants, and a multiscreen cinema. It sprawls over eight marble-clad floors.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta

    Past Future Sense

    Retro wear in all its glorious forms, from pre-owned Dr Martens and trainers to patterned shirts, caps, sew-on badges and jackets. Items are displayed on industrial metal railings, and there's a vintage arcade console in store for good measure.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta


    On the hunt for the best local fashion labels? Then head to ARA, a high-end concept store and independent fashion boutique inside the Colony shopping mall. There’s no other shop quite like this in Jakarta, showcasing Indonesia’s top up-and-coming talent alongside star designers like Sapto Djojokartiko and Peggy Hartanto. It also stocks locally made fine jewellery and trendy eye-wear.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta


    Tulisan is an Indonesian accessories label that specialises in brightly coloured illustrated prints and is best known for its playful canvas tote bags. The flagship store is a wonderful place for gifts, stocking a plentiful selection of quirky wall-hangings, illustrated paper goods, homewares and other oddities. Every single product is handcrafted.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta

    Goods Dept

    Lovers of streetwear will find a solid combination of local indie design wear and limited-edition Nike trainers at the Goods Dept. Accessory racks are loaded with curated items, and there's plenty of gift potential: local jewellery brands, quirky stationery and other knick-knacks are available for perusal.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta


    In a city splashed with flashy malls, this unusual, tall mall stands out – it's understated with a modest-sized collection of shops. There's a Periplus bookshop and a cool cafe called Liberica – attracting hipsters of all stripes. There's also a rooftop restaurant, FJ on 7, plus a Toni & Guy and the very good ARA fashion boutique.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta

    Pacific Place

    This huge midrange to high-end mall is anchored by the Parisian department store Galleries Lafayette. The complex includes luxury hotels and condos, upscale nightspots and more than 100 stores including international fashion brands like Montblanc, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Prada and Victoria's Secret. It defines the cliché that is a South Jakarta megamall.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta


    Opposite the Blok M mall, this department store has two huge floors that seem to go on forever. The slogan here is 'The pride of Indonesia', and you'll see why when you discover the enormous range of handicrafts like batik from areas throughout the archipelago. It's a fascinating place to browse; watch out for sales.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta

    Plaza Senayan Arcadia

    The smaller, sleepier outpost of Plaza Senayan has a relaxed vibe and a small collection of stores. A branch of Din Tai Fung can be found here, as can Prohibition bar and Bikram Yoga @ 42.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta


    Created by Italian-born designer Susanna Perini, who has worked in Indonesia for 20 years, the Biasa brand was inspired by Indonesian culture. Perini's style is upmarket resort wear – loose warm-weather designs incorporating linen, light fabrics and vibrant colours. The modern and minimalist boutique in South Jakarta goes over two floors.

  • Shopping in Kota & Glodok

    Maxim Fruit Market

    This particularly good grocery store sells all manner of southeast Asian fruits from dragonfruit and mangosteen to durian, guava and rambutan. It also stocks Western imports like granola and Nutella, and more unusual produce like packets of salted egg fish skin. Its range of single-origin chocolate from Indonesia is excellent.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta


    This little store opposite Jakarta Coffee House was launched by esteemed Indonesian fashion photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina. Älska sells locally made and hand-picked international gifts, plus homewares. Peruse the beautiful items ranging from terrariums to jewellery.

  • Shopping in South Jakarta

    Darmawangsa Square

    Like an upmarket souk, the kind you'd find in the Persian Gulf, this mall has a handful of local designers and smaller boutique-style shops. They're surrounded by marble floors, an intricate balcony, a palm-tree-lined shopping hall and a mesmerising blue skylight box overhead.

  • Shopping in Merdeka Square & Central Jakarta

    Pasar Senen Jaya

    The mall to the masses, this huge complex has myriad shops and vendors selling just about every day-to-day item imaginable. Cheap shoes, batik clothes, homewares, toys – the list goes on and on. In the mornings, throngs of bakers on the southeast side sell fresh sweets.