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 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:

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.


local handicrafts and souvenirs

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

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.

Galeri Atumics

local handicrafts and souvenirs

Jl. taman pramuka no. 181 (r.e martadinata). sells various of bandung's designer masterpieces (ceramics, ethnic souvenirs, handicraft)

Souvenir Shop

local handicrafts and souvenirs

  • Setra Sari Mall Regency

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.


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.

Toko Sin Sin

local handicrafts and souvenirs

  • Jalan Ahmad Yani Belakang, Bandung

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.


local handicrafts and souvenirs

  • Jalan Guntur No.1 Gatot Subroto

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.

Mall IITC Kopo

shopping malls

  • Jl. Kopo

Jl. kopo. cellphones and food court.

Cihampelas Walk

shopping malls

  • Jalan Cihampelas no 165

(ciwalk), jl. cihampelas. ( shopping, dining and hanging out in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.


shopping malls

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

Kings Shopping Centre, 1 & 2

shopping malls

Jl. kepatihan. food court, fashion, cinema.

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 Electronic Mall

shopping malls

  • Jalan Naripan No. 89

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

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

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

Plaza Pajajaran

shopping malls

  • Jalan Pajajaran, Bandung

Jl. raya jatinangor.

Setrasari Plaza

shopping malls

  • Jl. Suria Sumantri 120

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

Bandung Trade Center

shopping malls

  • Jl. Pasteur, Bandung

Jl. terusan pasteur 143. food court.

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.

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.

Braga City Walk

shopping malls

Jl. braga. ( shops, restaurants and cafes. this famous historical street still maintains old colonial style buildings.

Istana Plaza

shopping malls

Jl. pasirkaliki 121 - 123. ( free wireless internet, assisted taxi stand, cinema, shopping reward programs, and ice skating ring.

Pasar Baru Trade Center

shopping malls

  • Jl Otto Iskandar Dinata
  • 08.00am - 05.00pm

Pasar baru is one of the most visited fashion shopping center in Bandung. Pasar baru is the oldest modern market that still exist until today with 8 storeys of shops. Mostly sells fashion and clothings such as garment, textile, shoes, bags, batik clothes, casual clothes, bed cover, muslim clothes, lace, jibab, kebaya (Betawi traditional cloth), muslim apparels, wedding accessories, etc. Clothes are from low quality to superior quality. Price is known to be cheap compared to other places in Bandung. Haggling prices can be done.

Istana Building Commodities Centre

shopping malls

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

Planet Dago

shopping malls

  • Jln Ir H Djuanda

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

Metro Indah Mall

shopping malls

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

Mall Lingkar Selatan

shopping malls

  • Jl. Lingkar Selatan

Jl. peta. supermarket, food court.

Jatinangor Town Square

shopping malls

  • Jatinangor

Jl. raya jatinangor. shopping mall in eastern bandung.

Bandung Trade Mall

shopping malls

Jl. kiaracondong.

Lucky Square

shopping malls

Jl. terusan jakarta.