We at Be Beautiful are suckers for local fashion, whatever part of the world we may be in! It is only natural then that our travel itineraries are driven by our inherent urge to explore the local shopping scene. Well, very recently we found ourselves in Bali, wandering through its many markets.

Yes, Bali is best known for its beaches but it also has an array of shopping venues to offer. From local markets to designer stores, here is a round-up of our favourite shopping pockets from the island…
 

Bali street style

Bali street style

Where at:

Kuta in Bali

Located at the west coast of the island, Kuta is your first stop once you set foot at that Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. And while Kuta is all about its nightlife, seafood and the beach, the local street markets are equally popular.

 

What to buy:

What to buy:

The local wholesale leather shops in Kuta are amazing and provide value for money. You can pick up authentic leather bags in designs that match international standards for reasonable prices. As a beach market, Kuta also has its own slipper brand called Fipper that is worth your while.

Packed to the brim with silk sarongs, scarfs, resort wear, beach slippers, bags and all things tropical, this local market is quite a tourist attraction itself.

Dent on the pocket:

At the street market you can shop for peanuts if you know how to bargain.

 

Brand Bali

Brand Bali

Where at:

Seminyak in Bali

Once you move towards South Bali, it won’t be difficult to forget about cheap street shopping as you graduate to the designer destination.

What to buy:

The Seminyak village is home to a lot of local and international designers like Mister Zimi, Alice McCall and Auguste Frank. We also saw some signature Southeast Asian designs at the Farah Khan stand-alone store in Seminyak.

white handmade laces adorning resort wear

Another local garment manufacturing brand from Bali, Uluwatu had us in complete awe with its exotic white handmade laces adorning resort wear and upholstery alike.

Dent on the pocket:

Designer shopping isn’t going to be light on the pocket but for 799 Indonesian rupiah (3 to 4 thousand Indian Rupees) you can manage to get yourself a nice designer outfit.

 

The art mart

The art mart

Where at:

Ubud in Bali

Ubud is a cultural hotspot and if you are someone with an artsy side that looks to pick up souvenirs from the geographies that you travel to then the Ubud Art market is your heaven.

 

What to buy:

What to buy:

Ubud’s art market is popular for the Balinese style paintings, woodcarvings and woven baskets, bags and hats.

Also popular at Ubud is the Antonio Maria Blanco art museum which may have paved the way for the art scene in the district.  Only Antonio’s art work is not for sale.

Dent on the pocket:

If it is a local market it is open for bargain and if you must put a price tag on art works you can purchase a good painting for anything between 3920 to 5982 Indonesian Rupiah.

Picture credit : balikidsguide and pinterest