Shopping in Indonesia

  • 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 Canggu

    Love Anchor

    Built in a traditional joglo style, this wood- and palm-tree-laden Canggu village is the trifecta of hipster retail, food and shopping. You can kick back with a Bintang or fuel up on everything from pizzas and burgers to smoothies and vegan-friendly fare before browsing boutiques and surf shops.

  • Shopping in Bosnik

    Pasar Bosnik

    For a slice of local life, you can't do better than a trip to this outdoor marketplace, where three times a week vendors descend from all corners of Biak and its neighbouring islands to sell fresh seafood, vegetables, jewellery and betel nut seeds. Don't miss the 'salt fish,' a smoked delicacy.

  • 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 Amed & the Far East Coast

    Peduli Alam Bali

    A non-profit outfit encouraging recycling and raising eco-consciousness in Amed, Peduli Alam ('Protect Nature') collects 50 tonnes of rubbish from this part of the island each month, much of which is then used to make the bags and other items that are sold in this shop. The project gives employment to four truck drivers and 14 local women.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Denpasar

    Jepun Bali

    It's like your own private version of the Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali: Gusti Ayu Made Mardiani is locally famous for her endek (traditional sarong) and songket (silver- or gold-threaded cloth) clothes woven using traditional techniques. You can visit her gracious home and workshop and see the old machines in action, then ponder her beautiful polychromatic selections in silk and cotton.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Ubud

    Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts Center

    This textile gallery and shop sponsors the production of naturally dyed, handmade ritual textiles from around Indonesia. It exists to help recover skills in danger of being lost to modern dyeing and weaving methods. Commissioned pieces are displayed in the gallery, which has good explanatory material, and other textiles are available for purchase. It also runs regular textile-appreciation courses.

  • 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 Labuan Bajo

    Magnolia Boutique Komodo

    At Labuan Bajo's best fashion store, all pieces are locally made, with some also designed in Flores. There's plenty for the ladies, from linen clothing to contemporary caps made with naturally dyed ikat (patterned cloth), as well as shirts and tees for the blokes and adorable children's clothing. There are plans to move to the marina complex.

  • Shopping in Seminyak

    Seminyak Village

    Rice fields just a few years ago, this air-con mall deserves a compliment for being discreetly placed back from the street. The selection of shops is refreshingly local, with some notable names, such as Lily Jean, on the three levels. The small carts leased to up-and-coming Balinese designers is a nice touch.

  • Shopping in Jimbaran

    Jenggala Keramik Bali Ceramics

    This modern warehouse showcases beautiful ceramic homewares that are a popular Balinese purchase. There’s a viewing area where you can watch production, as well as a cafe. Ceramic courses are available for adults and children; a paint-a-pot scheme lets you create your own work of art (ready five days later after a trip through the kiln).

  • Shopping in Padang

    Pasar Raya

    Translating as ‘big market’, Pasar Raya lives up to its name: this massive, sprawling site is the centre of Padang’s shopping universe. Here you'll be able to find anything from fresh fruit, clothing and accessories to bootleg goods. It's a good spot for taking photos, but watch out for pickpockets. It’s next to a large new mall.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Agats

    Asmat Queen Art Shop

    A longstanding tribal art emporium offering up some of Asmat's finest pieces, including shields, spears, totem poles, costumes, wood carvings, drums and even crocodile skulls. Expect to spend upwards of 700,000Rp (and possibly much, much more). Items are much cheaper if you buy them in the villages, but usually of lower quality.

  • 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.

  • Shopping in Bingin

    Drifter

    Right at the turn to Bingin, this outlet of the awesome Seminyak surf shop is also a small cafe (mains from 55,000Rp) and gallery. All the Drifter surf goods are on offer, plus you can settle back at a table for some of the Bukit's best coffee, plus a range of snacks, healthy breakfasts and lunches and alluring cakes.

  • 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 Seminyak

    Souq

    The Middle East meets Asia at this glossy high-concept store with Bali-designed housewares and clothing. It has a small cafe with healthy breakfast and lunch choices, plus good coffee and cold-pressed juices. It carries the 'Madame Camille' line of beautiful fashion accessories from Canggu's It Was All A Dream.

  • 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.