Shopping in Java

  • Shopping 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 and some interesting women's clothing with a more Western cut in batik, or designed in printed silk.

  • 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

    Aksara

    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.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in South Jakarta

    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.

  • Top ChoiceShopping 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 shop near the main entrance sells newly crafted and heirloom kris.

  • 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

    ARA

    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

    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

    Colony

    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

    Pasaraya

    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 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 try their hand at making a ring during a course. The shops sells some beautiful work, including jewellery and ornaments, all of which is made onsite. Discounts available.

  • Shopping in Bandung

    Kayu Solid

    The coolest showroom on Jl Braga displays the artistry of nature. The medium here is huge slabs of tropical wood, minimally treated and displayed like fine art. Admire the wonders of teak, jackfruit, rosewood and many others. None of it is cheap, but it's still a better deal than in Jakarta.

  • 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

    Biasa

    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.