Best places to shop in Bali to get your dose of the best shopping experience

By Catur, 2024.05.21

Woman is shopping in one of the best places to shop in Bali

Shopping in Bali is more than just about finding items to buy. From the shopping malls and street markets to boutiques, art galleries, and art markets, the only difference is the location and the price. If you’re good at haggling, then Bali’s street and art markets (like Kuta Art Market, Ubud Art Market, Sukawati Art Market, and Kumbasari Art Market) will be your best friends for seeking the best quality handicraft products from local artists. If comfort is your priority, then Bali’s shopping malls like Kuta Beachwalk and Seminyak Village are great options. Bali also has options around Seminyak, Canggu, Nusa Dua, and Ubud, if you’re into boutiques or specialty stores.

Woman is looking for a hat in the market in Bali

Going shopping in Bali is an art, just like the island itself. Products ranging from handmade arts and crafts to high-quality clothing, natural beauty products, household items, and silver jewelry can be found in almost every part of Bali. You just need to be an intelligent buyer. In this article, we’ll guide you through the best things to buy in Bali and where to find great places to shop.

These are a few tips before going on your way to spend your money:

Are you ready to shop till you drop in Bali?

Woman is choosing the ceramics in the Balinese store

1. La Brisa Sunday Market

La Brisa Sunday Market is a weekly market at La Brisa, a beach club in Canggu. This is where you can find items like clothes, rows of food vendors (they have Mexican, Indian, Indonesian, and Italian food in the market), beauty products, and also fresh organic products. This is a great place to hang out with friends while enjoying the delicacies and the ocean breeze.

La Brisa Sunday Market - buying the vegetables and herbs

LA BRISA SUNDAY MARKET LOCATION

La Brisa Sunday Market has a laid-back atmosphere. With everything in one place, you can stay there for a whole day and, without a doubt, it’s one of the best Sunday markets in Bali.

Overview of the La Brisa Sunday Market

Detailed info about La Brisa Sunday Market:

🛍️ What to Find: Traditional Balinese crafts, beauty products, food market, and organic fresh products.

💡 Tip: Get there as early as possible as the market gets busier around lunch hour

🕒 Opening hours: 10 AM – 4 PM

2. Ubud Art Market

Ubud Art Market is possibly the most famous of the numerous art markets in Bali. Located on Jalan Raya Ubud and with excellent proximity to Ubud Palace, this is the shopping area if you are looking for souvenirs to bring home: kites, clothes, rattan bags, house decorations, and plenty more. Be ready to bargain as they often offer products at a high price.

Woman is walking along Ubud Art Market

UBUD ART MARKET LOCATION

Ubud Art Market is one of the best things about Bali; you can get plenty of shopping done anywhere. You can also get a reasonable price if you know how to use your bargaining skills.

A lot of souvenir shops on Ubud Art Market

Detailed info about Ubud Art Market:

🛍️ What to Find: Traditional Balinese crafts, rattan products, fabrics, batiks, and souvenirs

💡 Tip: Always find other shops first before purchasing to compare prices and products

🕒 Opening hours: 8 AM – 6 PM

3. Hedonist Store Canggu

Hedonist Store in Canggu is a multi-brand boutique that focuses on quality, handmade products, alongside sustainability and celebrating young and upcoming designers and artists in Bali. They sell clothing, footwear, or jewelry and have a stylist service you can book in advance if you need assistance before an important event.

Row of hangers with clothes in Hedonist Store

HEDONIST STORE CANGGU LOCATION

The concept of the Hedonist Store is unique to Bali. It’s one of the best places to go shopping on the island, particularly in the Canggu area. They also offer online stores if you can’t reach their own.

Hedonist Store in Canggu - place to buy clothes, footwear and jewelry

Detailed info about Hedonist Store Canggu:

🛍️ What to Find: Clothing, footwear, jewelry, accessories, home decor items

💡 Tip: Pay attention to the details of the items here as some are quite unusual and not for the mainstream audience

🕒 Opening hours: 9 AM – 9 PM

4. Love Anchor Market Bazaar

Haggling in Canggu is definitely not unheard of, but that’s precisely why you should shop for souvenirs at Love Anchor. About a ten-minute walk from Batu Bolong Beach, you can find many popular things to buy here, like handmade woven bags, home decorations, clothing, and jewelry. The coolest thing about Love Anchor is that it’s an outdoor market with many shades, so don’t worry if the sun gets too bright.

Buying a souvenirs at Love Anchor Market Bazaar

LOVE ANCHOR MARKET BAZAAR LOCATION

A trip to Canggu will never be complete without going to Love Anchor to buy some unique Balinese souvenirs to take home. Easy access to the beach has made this spot popular among tourists and locals alike.

The wide selection of products in Love Anchor Market Bazaar

Detailed info about Love Anchor Market Bazaar:

🛍️ What to Find: Handmade handicrafts, home decor, clothing, and jewelry

💡 Tip: You can practice your bargaining skills here and visit during the weekend as they usually have new vendors pop up at the market

🕒 Opening hours: 8 AM – 10 PM

5. Le Concept

Le Concept really nails the unique concept of Bali. This shopping option incorporates cafes and shopping in one place, allowing you to look at their carefully handpicked items of clothing and bikinis. Then finish your shopping by enjoying a cup of coffee. Le Concept is undoubtedly one of the best and most dynamic stores in Bali.

Women are shopping in Le Concept store

LE CONCEPT LOCATION

The shopping scene in Canggu can be dull, but Le Concept managed to elevate the shopping experience into something more than just buying clothes or accessories.

Le Concept - clothes, accessories and place to relax

Detailed info about Le Concept:

🛍️ What to Find: Bikini, clothing, accessories

💡 Tip: Keep yourself updated with their Instagram posts as they often have innovative events

🕒 Opening hours: 9 AM – 11 PM

6. Ginger Snap Bali

Ginger Snap Bali was founded by Jam and Jay, who created all their collections using only natural fabrics. Their efforts to preserve the culture of Bali are based on hiring local artists for the dyeing process and only producing 100 pieces of clothing per model to create exclusivity while being sustainable at the same time. Ginger Snap Bali is one of the places on the island where sustainable fashion is celebrated.

Woman is trying on accessories in Ginger Snap Bali

GINGER SNAP BALI LOCATION

Sustainable fashion is on the rise, yet few brands on the island offer sustainable products. Ginger Snap should be at the top of your list if you’re looking for a Bali collection featuring responsible products to add to your wardrobe.

Ginger Snap Bali - collection of man and woman clothes

Detailed info about Ginger Snap Bali:

 🛍️ What to Find: Clothing (for men and women), accessories, and footwear

💡 Tip: Since they only produce limited numbers, if you like something, buy it right away, as it may be gone the next time you visit their store

🕒 Opening hours: 9 AM – 10 PM

7. Celuk Silver Craft Centre

Celuk village in Gianyar Regency is known as one of the best areas in Indonesia to produce silver products. On Jalan Raya Celuk, you can find many shops selling silver jewelry, making it the classiest shopping experience around. Getting good quality silver accessories in Celuk should be mandatory for your trip to Bali.

Entrance to the Celuk Silver Craft Centre

CELUK SILVER CRAFT CENTRE LOCATION

There is no place in Bali like Celuk when it comes to silver jewelry, so making a trip down there is really worth it. You can also create your own bespoke jewelry that you can then take home!

The big range of silver jewelry products in Celuk Silver Craft Centre

Detailed info about Celuk Silver Craft Centre:

🛍️ What to Find: Silver jewelry and accessories

💡 Tip: Just hop from one shop to another before purchasing. Each shop offers different designs for jewelry items and accessories

🕒 Opening hours: 8 AM – 8 PM

8. Muse Uluwatu

Muse Uluwatu is a branch of the Muse Store, with the other one being in Pererenan. Located in Bingin and part of Modjo Villas – one of the luxury resorts in Bukit – you’ll be spoiled by the classic silhouette of dresses and bikinis with quality fabrics. If you’re looking for something timeless for your Bali travel, stop by Muse.

Muse Uluwatu - the woman clothes and accessories store

MUSE ULUWATU LOCATION

Even though quite small, Muse gives any shopping centre and Bali boutique a run for its money with its impeccable selection of dresses, bikinis, and accessories.

Light colors of dresses and accessories in the Muse Uluwatu store

Detailed info about Muse Uluwatu:

🛍️ What to Find: Dresses, bikinis, and accessories

💡 Tip: Since many products are curated carefully, you rarely find the same product. So buy it if you like something and don’t wait!

🕒 Opening hours: 9 AM – 7 PM

9. Bamboo Blonde

Bamboo Blonde has been a renowned brand in Bali since 2007, with several stores across the island. Committed to providing women with unique tropical styles to elevate their everyday look, they offer everything from cocktail dresses to jumpsuits, from selections for an evening out to a beach day. You will undoubtedly find something that you love.

Woman is trying on a suit in Bamboo Blonde shop

BAMBOO BLONDE LOCATION 

Bamboo Blonde understands the importance of creating products that fit Bali’s laid-back atmosphere. Their printed collection is also hand-printed, creating high-quality items for a price that is not exorbitant for Bali standards.

Collections of clothes and accessories in Bamboo Blonde

Detailed info about Bamboo Blonde:

🛍️ What to Find: Women’s and men’s clothing

💡 Tip: Head to the flagship store at the shopping street, Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, for more item selections

🕒 Opening hours: 9 AM – 10 PM

10. Drifter Surf Shop

Stepping into the Drifter Surf Shop in Labuansait is like going inside a house featuring extensive surfing memorabilia. Not to mention that the building itself is a Joglo – a traditional house from Yogyakarta – creating a beautiful contrast between surfing and tradition, but that’s precisely why you should visit the Drifter Surf Shop if you’re an avid surfer or simply want to enjoy the coffee at their cafe.

Drifter Surf Shop - the entrance to surfing-related shop

DRIFTER SURF SHOP LOCATION 

Bali is synonymous with surfing, so it is no surprise that the island offers many surfing-related shops and schools. At the Drifter Surf Shop, you’ll get everything related to surfing and a slice of tradition too.

A lot of surfing stuff in Drifter Surf Shop

Detailed info about Drifter Surf Shop:

 🛍️ What to Find: Surfboards, accessories, fins, wetsuits, and surfing equipment

💡 Tip: Try their chocolate muffin after you pick up your book about surfing or get your customised surfboard

🕒 Opening hours: 7 AM – 10 PM

11. Lost in Paradise

Lost in Paradise embodies the spirit of Bali via its collections. With three in-house brands – ‘Lost in Paradise’, ‘Citizens’, and ‘Veritas et Liberte’ – Lost in Paradise has established itself as a combination of Bali’s best streetwear and its atmosphere as a tropical island. Everything in their collection screams effortless and simple, yet timeless.

Woman wears the dress and hat from Lost in Paradise

LOST IN PARADISE LOCATION

If you’re visiting Bali and looking for a tropical style to enhance your holiday, then visiting Lost in Paradise is a must. Lost in Paradise also has several Oberoi, Uluwatu, and Batu Bolong stores from which you can choose.

Lost in Paradise - collections of men and women clothes

Detailed info about Lost In Paradise:

 🛍️ What to Find: Men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories

💡 Tip: If they run out of the size you’re looking for, try to check their website, as they also ship within Indonesia and internationally (and sometimes they have sales, too!)

🕒 Opening hours: 9.30 AM – 9.30 PM

12. Cute Mistake

Cute Mistake may be a small and independent business, but their dedication to streetwear in Bali while combining the island’s spirit as a traveler’s destination and endless summer is worth mentioning. Created in 2017, the team behind Cute Mistake source their fabrics carefully and always avoid overmanufacturing and wasting the fabrics. They only develop collections they can also wear, making their products both high-quality and unique.

Colorful women clothes from Cute Mistake shop

CUTE MISTAKE LOCATION

As a woman-owned store, Cute Mistake unashamedly makes streetwear cool in Bali with its bold patterns, colours, and design.

Cute Mistake - the building and types of clothes

Detailed info about Cute Mistake:

 🛍️ What to Find: women’s clothing

💡 Tip: Check their Instagram for their latest collection before you head to their store in Canggu

🕒 Opening hours: 9 AM – 9 PM

13. Sunset Eyewear

With tree stores in Denpasar, Berawa, and Uluwatu Sunset Eyewear is undoubtedly one of the ten best eyewear stores in Bali. Their extensive collection of optical glasses and sunglasses is affordable, and their only waiting period is two days if you buy the optical glasses. There’s no reason to buy expensive glasses anymore while you’re in Bali.

White frame sunglasses from Sunset Eyewear

SUNSET EYEWEAR LOCATION

Sunset Eyewear might as well be the leading eyewear market in Denpasar as their first store here is more significant than in Berawa or Uluwatu. Whichever store you go to, however, expect detailed service from the staff and, most importantly, a quality product at an affordable price.

The huge assortment of stylish sunglasses in Sunset Eyewear

Detailed info about Sunset Eyewear:

 🛍️ What to Find: Optical glasses and sunglasses

💡 Tip: Don’t forget to take some cute stickers they have at the cashier, and you can also check your vision for free before buying optical glasses

🕒 Opening hours: 9 AM – 9 PM

14. Cacao + Kimono

Cacao + Kimono keeps its promise by delivering cocoa and kimono at its stores in Ubud and Pererenan. They have high-quality and beautiful kimonos on the rack, ceremonial cacao that you can try, Vietnamese drip coffee, and fine Japanese matcha. This concept store is definitely one of a kind in Bali and a place that shouldn’t be missed when you’re in the area.

Kimono on hangers in Cacao + Kimono shop

CACAO + KIMONO LOCATION

Providing high-quality kimonos is not only Cacao + Kimono’s specialty but, with their cocoa bar concept, the place definitely has the potential to be huge. Their handmade items are so high-quality that you will wish to take one home.

Cacao + Kimono store - stylish Kimono and cacao bar

Detailed info about Cacao + Kimono:

 🛍️ What to Find: Kimonos, cacao bar, menswear, bikinis

💡 Tip: Get the sweetened cacao if you can’t tolerate the pure ceremonial cacao with the bitter taste

🕒 Opening hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

Tips for shopping in Bali

Shopping in Bali is on your itinerary, but being prepared to spend money before you head out of your hotel is also crucial. Whether you stay in Kuta, Ubud, Canggu, or Uluwatu, there are general things to pay attention to when you shop in Bali.

Payment Method Description

As a tourist destination, cash is still the king in Bali. If you shop in art and street markets, you must pay with cash. Just bring enough cash to buy items, including if you want to buy street food or drinks during your shopping spree.

A card is accepted in many boutiques or stores, so you don’t have to pay with cash, even though it’s still accepted.

Various banknotes of Balinese money

Tax Refund Description

There are several details to know if you wish to get refunded before your departure, as Indonesia’s Tax Refund policy is relatively new.

The tax refund policy only applies to several international airports in Indonesia, including Bali, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Medan, and Surabaya.

Calculator, pen and other office items

Sustainability Description

Sustainability, especially in fashion, is making quite a wave in Bali. Some stores are already participating in this movement by only using natural fabrics in their products.

However, sustainability is not a common issue for many in Bali, especially those who mass-produce clothes. It will take time before everyone implements sustainable practices in their products.

Silhouette of the Earth and the forest background

Language Tips Description

Knowing Indonesian is not mandatory, as many sellers can communicate in English. The quality depends on where you shop, but you can also learn some common words in Indonesian, like ‘Terima kasih’, for thank you, ‘Harganya berapa?’ to ask about the price, or ‘Nama saya’ to introduce your name. People in Indonesia and Bali always love when you speak a bit of Indonesian to them.

Indonesian woman is selling wooden products

Shopping Safety Description

Shopping in Bali is relatively safe as few fraud cases are reported there. The most important thing is to bring enough cash (not too much) and always keep your purse in a safe place with you. If the sellers are persistent, you can always leave without conversing with them.

Colorful Balinese elephant statues

Dress Code Description

Bali is a tropical island, so the weather is hot and humid throughout the year. The best way to have an enjoyable shopping experience is by wearing light clothes and breathable fabrics that absorb sweat well. Bring sunglasses and hats with you if necessary. Even if you shop in boutiques, shopping malls, or stores with AC, the sun outside can be scorchingly hot.

Woman is choosing a bright traditional dress

Expert Opinion about Shopping in Bali

Shopping in Bali is an experience as there aren’t many places in the world where culture, tradition, and island life blend into one and, in turn, create a unique style, be it in clothing, handicrafts, handmade accessories, home decor, or otherwise. There are shopping malls in Bali, but haggling at the kiosks selling souvenirs in Kuta or stepping inside a boutique along the street in Ubud certainly provides a more authentic shopping experience.

Out of the 14 stores on the list, I can safely say that my favourites are:

Sunset Eyewear, Ubud Art Market, and La Brisa Sunday Market

The three places that really represent the overall shopping experience in Bali. La Brisa Sunday Market has numerous stalls that sell food, accessories, jewelry, and clothes in a breezy atmosphere. Ubud Art Market is where your bargaining skill is tested and a hub where you can shop for traditional items like handicraft arts and sarongs, among others, from the local artists. Sunset Eyewear is one of my top 10 best places to get eyewear in Bali for its affordable prices and excellent service.

This guide on what to buy in Bali and where to get the best is created especially for you to help navigate the stores in Bali and give you specific directions.

Catur

The author of the project On Bali

Hi everyone! My name is Catur, and I was born and raised in Central Java. I moved to Bali in 2011 but left the island in 2016 before returning in 2018. Bali feels more than a home to me, and maybe that’s why my name feels like a premonition. Catur means four, both in the Balinese and Javanese languages. It is spoken like ‘c’ in chess, which is also the meaning of my name in Indonesian.

Date of Last Update: May 28, 2024

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