Bandung travel guide

What to buy in Bandung, Indonesia

Shopping for clothing and accessories is the main reason many weekend visitors travel from Jakarta. Many items are less expensive than in Jakarta. Denim (jeans) stores are along Jl. Cihampelas. These became very popular in the 90s with unique facades built to attract people. The more up-market fashion stores include the many emporiums on Jl. Dago and Jl. Riau. Sisa exports (rejected export products), and factory outlets are prolific and have a very wide range of export quality items. These are sometimes available in the larger sizes that may be suitable for some visitors. A new trend are the distro (distribution outlets). Luxury labels are often available but for those the extensive upmarket malls in Jakarta may be more suitable with a much larger range, however they are often more expensive.

distros (distribution outlets)

Distros are a new phenomenon in Bandung where a shop sells stylish products that were made by local designers. They are served as a distribution store, because these local designers do not have their own marketing label yet. The products that are sold are books, indie label records, magazines and also other fashion products and accessories. After their products receive large attention, then they make their own clothing company. Now, there are more than 200 local brand names in Bandung. One thing that makes distros stand out from factory outlet is that distros come from individual designers and young entrepeneurs, while factory outlet products come from a garment factory.

Note that now distros are getting famous in Indonesia. The local branded name with free and independent motivation has been shifted. Be careful when buying in distros as the prices are increasing to a level almost the same as at boutique shops.

Some of Bandung distros: unkl347, Jl. Trunojoyo 4, Invictus,Jl.Pager gunung 13 and Jl.Trunojoyo 6 (http://www.invcts.com) Ouval Research, Jl. Buah Batu 64, No Label, Jl. Sumatra 24, Blackjack, Jl. Trunojoyo, Screamous, Jl. Trunojoyo, Badger, Jl. Trunojoyo, Airplane,"starseeker","oglea", "Blankwear" Jl. Sultan Agung, Cosmic, Jl. Trunojoyo, Green Light, Bandung Indah Plaza Lt. 2 and Jl. Buah Batu, Temple, Jl. Dipatiukur, Skaters, Bandung Indah Plaza Lt. 2, Jl. Cihampelas and Jl. Raya Lembang, Black ID, Jl. Lombok and Paris Van Java Mall.

distros (distribution outlets)

Distros are a new phenomenon in Bandung where a shop sells stylish products that were made by local designers. They are served as a distribution store, because these local designers do not have their own marketing label yet. The products that are sold are books, indie label records, magazines and also fashion products and accessories. After their products receive large attention they may then release their own clothing label. There are more than 200 local brand names in Bandung. One thing that makes distros stand out from factory outlet is that distros come from individual designers and young entrepeneurs, while factory outlet products come from a garment factory.

Note that now distros are getting famous in Indonesia. The local branded name with free and independent motivation has been shifted. Be careful when buying in distros as the prices are increasing to a level almost the same as at boutique shops.

Some of the Bandung distros:

factory outlets

During the quality inspection, some of the products may have been been rejected, or the local manufacturers may have overrun their production quota. These residual products are sold with sisa export tags, because they were made for export. Some of these items have Grade A (best quality, but overrun product) or Grade B (export quality, but do not pass QC) qualities. Don't be surprised to see made in Korea or made in Singapore in their tags. Sometimes you will see the original price, such as US$65, but they may sell it for Rp 45.000, a fraction of the list price in the destination market.

Enjoy bargain hunting but make a careful inspection yourself. Check for below-standard/damaged items. Beware also for the fake products with branded name. The shops often have a wide range of modern contemporary styles and accessories. Some stores may have a small food court.

Most of factory outlets are concentrated in Jl. Riau, Jl. Dago (Jl. Ir. H. Juanda) and around Jl.Sukajadi-Jl.Setiabudi area.

Factory outlets in Jl. Riau:

Factory outlets in Jl. Dago:

Around Jl. Sukajadi - Jl. Setiabudi:

Other places:

factory outlets

During the quality inspection, some of the products may have been been rejected, or the local manufacturers may have overrun their production quota. These residual products are sold with sisa export tags, because they were made for export. Some of these items have Grade A (best quality, but overrun product) or Grade B (export quality, but do not pass QC) qualities. Don't be surprised to see made in Korea or made in Singapore in their tags. Sometimes you will see the original price, such as US$65, but they may sell it for Rp 45,000, a fraction of the list price in the destination market.

Enjoy bargain hunting but make a careful inspection yourself. Check for below-standard/damaged items. Beware also for the fake products with branded name. The shops often have a wide range of modern contemporary styles and accessories. Some stores may have a small food court.

Most of factory outlets are concentrated in Jl. Riau, Jl. Dago (Jl. Ir. H. Juanda) and around Jl.Sukajadi-Jl.Setiabudi area.

Factory outlets in Jl. Riau:

Factory outlets in Jl. Dago:

Around Jl. Sukajadi - Jl. Setiabudi:

Other places:

Angklung

local handicraft and souvenirs

Is a sundanese ethnical music instrument (see at see section).

Leather handicraft

local handicraft and souvenirs

That includes shoes, bags and other accessories. a well-known local shoe handicrafts are centered in cibaduyut area. the elizabeth bag maker is famous and it is located at jl. otto iskandar dinata 520, tel. (+62)-022-5201125.

Jean street

local handicraft and souvenirs

Which is jl. cihampelas. a lot of denim shops decorated with funky designs. do not be surprised to see giant models of superman, goku, rambo and others, standing guard over the shops.

Souvenir Shop

local handicraft and souvenirs

In jl. cihampelas no.39.tel.(+62)-022-4205427. very good quality and inexpensive local souvenirs. the shop is hosted in a lovely old dutch colonial style.

Wayang Golek

local handicraft and souvenirs

Is a sundanese puppet show. unlike javanese wayang puppet, wayang golek is made from wood. find wayang golek at galeri cupumanik, jl. haji umar.

Toko Sin Sin

local handicraft and souvenirs

  • Ayani 870,Cicaheum

In jl. braga 59 tel (+62)-022-4238574. sells various high quality handicraft and souvenirs, including wayang golek (wood puppet), wayang kulit (leather puppet), angklung, leather and crocodile skin handicraft (mostly bags, wallets, and belts), wood carvings, indonesian traditional silverworks, paintings, and even indonesian furniture. this is a shop with very long history, started even before indonesia gained independence.

Wayang Golek

local handicrafts and souvenirs

Is a sundanese puppet show. unlike javanese wayang puppet, wayang golek is made from wood. find wayang golek at galeri cupumanik, jl. haji umar.

Souvenir Shop

local handicrafts and souvenirs

Jl. cihampelas no.39. ☎ +62 22 4205427. very good quality and inexpensive local souvenirs. the shop in one of the many old dutch colonial style buildings.

Elizabeth

local handicrafts and souvenirs

Jl. otto iskandar dinata 520, ☎ +62 22 5201125. leather handicrafts, including shoes, bags and other accessories. well-known local shoe and leather craft outlets are centred in the cibaduyut area.

Jeans Street

local handicrafts and souvenirs

Jl. cihampelas. a lot of denim shops decorated with funky designs. giant models of superman, goku, rambo and others, stand guard over some of the shops.

Angklung

local handicrafts and souvenirs

Is a sundanese ethnical music instrument (see at see section).

Toko Sin Sin

local handicrafts and souvenirs

Jl. braga 59, ☎ +62 22 4238574. sells various high quality handicraft and souvenirs, including wayang golek (wood puppet), wayang kulit (leather puppet), angklung, leather and crocodile skin handicraft (mostly bags, wallets, and belts), wood carvings, indonesian traditional silverworks, paintings, and even indonesian furniture. this is a shop with very long history, started even before indonesia gained independence.

LORI

local handicrafts and souvenirs

Jl. guntur 1, ☎ +62 22 7315604, fax: +62 22 7311459. ethnic contemporary styled jewellery and handicraft accessories for women and men. product use natural, environment friendly materials such as stones, cowstone, woods, seeds and rudrakash/ganitrus beads.

Istana Building Commodities Centre

shopping malls

Jl. jendral ahmad yani. building materials, electronics, computers.

Bandung Electronic Mall

shopping malls

Jl. naripan. electronics, computers, cellphones and food court.

Plaza Cimahi

shopping malls

Jl. raya cibabat. a newer shopping mall in cimahi.

Lucky Square

shopping malls

Jl. terusan jakarta.

Metro Indah Mall

shopping malls

(former metro trade centre) kompleks mtc jl. soekarno hatta no. 590, ☎ +62 22 7538448, +62 22 7537577.

Kings Shopping Centre, 1 & 2

shopping malls

Jl. kepatihan. food court, fashion, cinema.

Kepatihan Plaza

shopping malls

Jl. kepatihan. fashion, supermarket and food court.

Bandung Electronic Centre

shopping malls

(bec), jl. purnawarman 13-15. specialising in electronic devices.

Bandung Trade Center

shopping malls

Jl. terusan pasteur 143. food court.

Planet Dago

shopping malls

Jl. ir. h. juanda. cellphones, bowling court.

Alun-alun

shopping malls

Centre of the city. in the alun-alun area there are many shopping malls, but they are rather old.

Bandung Trade Mall

shopping malls

Jl. kiaracondong.

Alun-alun

shopping malls

Centre of the city. in the alun-alun area there are many shopping malls, but they are rather old.

Kings Shopping Center 1 & 2

shopping malls

Jl. kepatihan. food court, fashion, cinema.

Kepatihan Plaza

shopping malls

Jl. kepatihan. fashion, supermarket and food court.

Plaza Dago

shopping malls

Jl. ir. h. juanda. fashion, ice skate court, food court.

Cimahi Mall

shopping malls

Jl. gandawijaya. the first shopping mall in cimahi.

Plaza Cimahi

shopping malls

A newer shopping mall in cimahi located at jl. raya cibabat.

Cihampelas Walk

shopping malls

(ciwalk), jl. cihampelas. (http://www.cihampelaswalk.com/). shopping, dining and hanging out in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.

Braga City Walk

shopping malls

Jl. braga. (http://www.bragacitywalk.com/). shopping complex at the heart of the famous braga street.

Istana Plaza

shopping malls

Jl. pasirkaliki 121 - 123. (http://istanaplaza.co.id/). free wireless internet, assisted taxi stand, cinema, shopping reward programs, and ice skating ring.

Jatinangor Town Square

shopping malls

Jl. raya jatinangor. shopping mall in eastern bandung.

Cimahi Mall

shopping malls

Jl. gandawijaya. the first shopping mall in cimahi.

Plaza Dago

shopping malls

Jl. ir. h. juanda. fashion, ice skate court, food court.

Setrasari Plaza

shopping malls

Jl. surya sumantri 120. food court. near universities.

Paris Van Java Mall

shopping malls

Jl sukajadi. an attractive atmosphere with a mixed environment of outdoor and indoor mall. carrefour, a mega international style supermarket, gramedia, a giant bookstore, cafe, bistros. both smaller shops and high end clothing stores such as mng, guess, h.o.b., and esprit can be found here.

Cihampelas Walk

shopping malls

  • Jln.cihampelas

Ciwalk, jl. cihampelas. (http://www.cihampelaswalk.com/). shopping, dining and hanging out in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.

Bandung Electronic Centre

shopping malls

(bec), jl. purnawarman 13-15. specialising in electronic devices.

Bandung Indah Plaza

shopping malls

(bip), jl. merdeka 56. food court, cinema.

Bandung Supermall

shopping malls

(bsm), jl. gatot subroto 289. food court, cinema. also offers you high class clothing stores such as hugo boss, raoul, next, mango, guess, esprit, and many more.

Bandung Trade Center

shopping malls

Jl. terusan pasteur 143. food court.

Braga City Walk

shopping malls

  • Jl. Braga

Jl. braga. (http://www.bragacitywalk.com/). shopping complex at the heart of the famous braga street.

Istana Plaza

shopping malls

  • Jl.pasirkaliki

Jl. pasirkaliki 121 - 123. (http://istanaplaza.co.id/). free wireless internet, assisted taxi stand, cinema, shopping reward programs, and ice skating ring.

Setrasari Plaza

shopping malls

  • Jl. Suria Sumantri 120

Jl. surya sumantri 120. food court. near universities.

Istana Building Commodities Center

shopping malls

Jl. jendral ahmad yani. building materials, electronics, computers.

Bandung Electronic Mall

shopping malls

Jl. naripan. electronics, computers, cellphones and food court.

Planet Dago

shopping malls

Jl. ir. h. juanda. cellphones, bowling court.

Metro Indah Mall

shopping malls

  • Jl. Soekarno Hatta

(former metro trade center) kompleks mtc jl. soekarno hatta no. 590, ☎ +62 22 7538448, +62 22 7537577.

Mall Lingkar Selatan

shopping malls

  • Lingkar Selatan

Jl. peta. supermarket, food court.

Jatinangor Town Square

shopping malls

  • Jl raya bandung km sumedang

Jl. raya jatinangor. shopping mall in eastern bandung.

Plaza Pajajaran

shopping malls

  • Jalan raya bandung-sumedang

Jl. raya jatinangor.

Mall IITC Kopo

shopping malls

  • Jl. Kopo

Jl. kopo. cellphones and food court.

Bandung Trade Mall

shopping malls

  • Jalan Ibrahim Adjie no. 36

Jl. kiaracondong.

Lucky Square

shopping malls

  • Jl. Terusan Jakarta No.2

Jl. terusan jakarta.

Trans Studio Mall

shopping malls

(tsm; formerly bandung supermal), jl. gatot subroto 289. food court, cinema. also offers you high class clothing stores such as hugo boss, raoul, next, mango, guess, esprit, and many more.

Paris Van Java Mall

shopping malls

Jl sukajadi. an attractive atmosphere with a mixed environment of outdoor and indoor mall. carrefour, a mega international style supermarket, gramedia, a giant bookstore, cafe, bistros. both smaller shops and high end clothing stores such as mng, guess, h.o.b., and esprit can be found here.

Bandung Indah Plaza

shopping malls

(bip), jl. merdeka 56. food court, cinema.

Plaza Pajajaran

shopping malls

  • Jalan raya bandung-sumedang

Jl. raya jatinangor.

Mall Lingkar Selatan

shopping malls

  • Lingkar Selatan

Jl. peta. supermarket, food court.

Mall IITC Kopo

shopping malls

  • Jl. Kopo

Jl. kopo. cellphones and food court.