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From traditional markets to modern shopping malls and a host of eclectic designer boutiques and homewares stores, Bali is famous for shopping. We’ve created the Ultimate Bali shopping guide, because we know it can be confusing if you’re not sure where to start. This is our short list of fab shops, so that you can spend more time relaxing and less time searching for the perfect outfit, the most fabulous homewares or just something that will remind you of your Bali holiday.
By Marley Gignac.
Kuta/Legian – Known for its thriving local markets at bargain prices and expensive shopping centres, the Kuta/Legian area is now an up and coming hotspot for many stylish boutiques.
Who doesn’t love a day at the mall? With a great selection of branded stores including Zara and H&M, Victoria Secret’s biggest Asian store, an amazing beauty bar as well as great dining, games for the kids, a host of local designers and a cinema, Kuta’s Beachwalk mall is the ultimate one-stop shop for absolutely everything. Overlooking Kuta beach, Beachwalk throws some great sales, offer excellent loyalty programs, but mostly it’s a 3-story open-air shopping mall where you can spend the day browsing, eating, drinking and even catching a movie.
Take a walk on the wild side with Sage Store Bali; the perfect island inspired lifestyle boutique for all of your homeware, apparel and accessory desires. A hidden gem in the heart of Legian, Sage stocks an abundance of gift sized goodies, stylish home decor and array of island essentials.
Curated boutique in Legian with the finest selection of Bali-based designers and brands.
Seminyak – Seminyak is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Bali with some unique and beautiful shops.
216 is a retail boutique store offering exclusive in-house & designer brands, such as luxe eyewear, footwear, accessories, skin care, apparel & swimwear. 216 Boutique is a curated collection of the finest brands on the island. From flirty frocks by Suko Studios to the Byron-Based Raffia Society, 216 is a fashionista’s heaven. Now in two locations, in Oberoi Road (opposite The Legian) and in Jl Raya Seminyak (near Jl. Dhyanna Pura).
Sophisticated and stylish homewares shop, Carga, boasts a unique collection of affordable Balinese-chic goodies, from batik and teak furnitures to candles, linen, stationery and more. It’s a great spot to find gifts for the whole family, with its divine Coco & Ginger range for little girls, as well as toys and kid furniture.
Monsieur Blonde – also located in Ubud and Canggu
Handmade jewellery and lingerie inspired by vintage treasures.
Island stylin’ at its finest. Bali Boat Shed is a brightly coloured beach shack in the heart of Seminyak, home to a stylish range of colourful, island-inspired dresses, playsuits, tops, kaftans, swimwear, accessories and more. Carrying their own range of prints and tropical designs, alongside other popular fashion labels, Bali Boat Shed stocks pieces for both women and men. Think beautiful floral patterns for her and cool tropical button-ups for him.
When you find the perfect combination of Asia meets France, sometimes you just must have it. Such is the case at Mercredi where a sense of European styling pervades. Indulge yourself or a loved one with a great range of linen, homewares, lamps and treasures that are designed for both style and comfort.
A mecca for luxe interior design, the iconic Kim Soo. The ever stylish homewares and design store in the centre of Seminyak, Kim Soo is a mix of bohemian, contemporary, vintage and exotic treasures. Affordably priced, this beautiful shop sources products across Indonesia, manufacturing and designing their own unique pieces from textiles, ceramics and kitchenware to beaded baskets, shell chandeliers and more! Complete with pristine coffee and a delicious cafe, Kim Soo is a must stop shop.
Glamorous and whimsical, The Tailor & His Lover is a stunning curated boutique with a collection of women’s apparel made from the most beautiful fabrics. Chic garments with designer styles in cottons, linens and silks.
Lily Jean – also located in Ubud and Canggu
Fashionable and trendy, yet timeless and versatile, Lily Jean is Bali’s bespoke boutique that stands out from the crowd. They choose to create fashion based on comfort and style, steering away from popular fads and trends. From day to night, or beach to bar, Lily Jean has your Bali wardrobe covered.
Uma and Leopold – also located in Ubud and Canggu
Uma & Leopold is one of Bali’s most popular boutiques with a fabulous range of feminine clothing, bags, shoes & accessories. Known for their cotton, linen, silk and slinky dresses, playsuits, and divine resort wear, Uma and Leopold are a well-priced favourite for high-quality design.
Beautiful, unique resin homewares concept store. Shop here for beautiful tableware in cool colours, perfect for stylish hostesses and mad entertainers.
Kevala ceramics – also located in Ubud and Sanur.
If you are one of those people who pick up your plates in a restaurant to see who made them, then Kevala is for you. Some of Bali’s most stylish restaurants and cafes have their ranges created by Kevala Ceramics and you can own a piece or a whole set. Home-made, textural ceramics are a find at Kevala.
Embodying the luxe life, Souq is a café and concept store targeting the fashionable, the collectors and lovers of fine things. With a collection of imported fashion labels and accented stylish tones alongside stunning homewares, children’s gifts and ornamental desirables, Souq is a chic emporium that also boasts a lovely café with excellent coffee and home-made cakes and pies.
Berawa/Canggu – The new hotspot in Bali, with new boutiques and stylish shops popping up on the scene every day. If you’re looking for laid back, yet trendy island styles, Canggu might be the place for you.
Created as an inclusive space with an eye for fun and games where destination dwellers can frock up a new baby, have a spa, land their bolts, eat, hit Google Hangouts, slip into a night club and then grab a vitamin infusion for the aftermath. The local tattooist is called Addicted and the Japanese restaurant is called Ink. Did I mention a children’s playground? Tamora is Berawa’s latest lifestyle centre, part shopping arcade, with some fashionable designer boutiques, part food fair and a head-spinning menu of events.
Bungalow Living Bali offers a beautiful collection of home wares, furniture, gifts, books & music in an eclectic tropical boho atmosphere. Large and small gifts are made for everyone who loves beautiful things in this very personal collection. While you shop enjoy delicious fresh juices and light meals, excellent coffee in the quaint glass-top terrarium and gardens.
Lucy’s Batik – also located in Seminyak, Ubud and Nusa Dua.
If you’re looking for true island style, with the finest batik for both men and women, be sure to check out Lucy’s Batik. From woven, hand painted shirts and dresses to sarongs, bags and more.
At Cove, you’ll be sure to find the perfect piece for that special someone (or even for yourself) with their curated stock of fashion, handcrafted treasures and divine collectables, including fine jewellery, hand picked crystals, organic perfume oils and so much more! Channeling the essence of island living, think dreamy island vibes inspired by nature and earthy influences with pastel hues, natural textures and organic linens for all your fashion and homeware needs.
Eclectic womenswear and accessories lovingly made and sourced in Indonesia.
The Love Anchor Boutique Complex is Canggu’s famous shopping and restaurant village. Home to a mix of food, entertainment and retail, as well as weekly weekend bazaars hosting an array of local vendors, designers, artisans, apparel and more.
Don’t forget to check out the other weekend markets, hosted by Old Mans and La Laguna for handcrafted gypsy treasures, island goodies and more!
Sidenote: La Laguna has recently closed it’s doors, but will re-open in 2020!
New kid on the block, Shirley Laneware, is taking over the linen and leather scene. Styled to perfection with a mix of natural, earthy tones, Shirley Lanewares is a fashion haven best known for their leather goods and luxe linen garments. Pick up beautiful wallets, soft skin jackets, shoes and bags as well as a small collection of must-have linen pieces.
Curated lifestyle boutique in the heart of Uluwatu, The Find Bali is the newest hotspot in the Uluwatu shopping scene. Beautifully styled and designed, with inspiration from Moroccan and Balinese decor, The Find boasts a variety of fashion brands such as SUKOU Studios and Palms Swimwear, with their own exclusive range of island inspired homewares.
A shop true to the soul of surfing and the lifestyle it entails, Drifter Surf Shop represents the work of those that have redefined a culture and generation. A place to chill and a place to shop, Drifter stocks a range of surf-inspired apparel, books, artwork and, of course, surfboards, while maintaining its focus on quality, style and simplicity.
John Hardy – Workshop and Kapal Boutique
Explore the amazing John Hardy workshop in Ubud, complete with traditional Balinese lunch and complimentary hotel pick up. Shopping has never ben so delicious or tempting offering designs that are hot on the shelves in new York, London and Paris. A tour through the workshops is part of the experience.
Casa Luna Emporium supports local Balinese craftsmen and women, and also features art & crafts produced across the Indonesian archipelago. Fill your Christmas stocking with a pile of treasures from collectible cotton sheets to cushions and Indonesian textiles.
Colourful, whimsical decor with a bohemian flare; Magita Home Deco is a popular Sanur boutique you won’t want to miss if you’re in the market for stylish island homeware.
Hit the Mall
For eclectic gifts and the classic international franchises, Bali’s upscale shopping mall – Beachwalk in Legian – stock both imports like H&M and Zara and Body Shop to local legends like Lily Jean, which you can also find at the super chic Seminyak Village. Both offer floors of gift ideas and are currently offering some great sales, go the mall rat and pick up some great gifts for all the family. Tamora Gallery in Berawa is brand new and features some funky boutiques, homewares, art and skincare shops.
Perfect gift ideas:
The Spa Lover
Vouchers at Glo are the perfect gift for spa lovers. Men, women, and even teens, will love their range of facials, massages, beauty treatments and even full makeovers. Located in Canggu, Sanur, Seminyak and Nusa Lembongan. Tugu Hotel also offers spa treatments that combine elements of spiritual Bali in the most incredible themed rooms, or book in to one of the island’s most beautiful spas at Karma Kandara, where wellness treatments cover the full range for men, women, and couples.
Check out our collection of beautiful boutiques above and if you can’t make up your mind, the shops you love will make up a voucher. Skincare for both men and women from Sensatia Botanics is a perfect budget gift while lingerie, bikinis or the perfect sleepwear will definitely make your someone swoon.
For the Surf Lover
Surfwear tops the list for boys and girls who love the outdoors, Drifter has a great range of everything surf related from Havaiianas to labelled shorts, shirts and accessories.
For the Kids
Toy shops are thin on the ground in Bali, although Galeria has a good one. Instead, shout the kids a day at Waterbom, it’s great for the whole family and you can pick up some merchandise while you’re there, or try your luck at Shooters, the new putt putt course in Seminyak. Clothes for kids are best picked up at the chain stores Zara or H&M located in Beachwalk Shopping Centre or Mall Galeria. Electronics galore will make the kids happy, check out Apple and Samsung in Beachwalk where you can also find surf brands and the chain stores.