Recently I took a holiday to the beautiful island of Bali Indonesia, staying in the surf community of Canggu. From the back of a scooter I not only took in the landscape, but the variety of shopping on offer. Seminyak and Petitenget are home to Bali’s finest boutiques, most are Australian and global designers that are based in Bali. Must visit stores here are Mister Zimi for prints, Bali Boat Shed for mens and women’s beach wear and Uluwatu for balinese lace resort wear.
Uma and Leopold have light outfits that go from day to night; perfect for the tropical climate. Handcrafted footwear specialists are Ni Luh Djelantik. Vintage finds are at Press Ban, Seminyak. Cant make it to the island and are looking for eclectic swimwear check out Andi Bagus and BaliELF for shoes and handbags-both are exclusively online stores. Coco and Ginger have beautiful dresses and playsuits for little girls, Kids A Go Go cover everything for kids including hand embroidered tops.
Bali is renowned for its surf and well known surf brands at hugely discounted prices; like Quicksilver, Ripcurl and Billabong. Drifter cafe is a real surf experience in Seminyak, filled with books, artwork, surfboards, memorabilia and stunning swimwear like Acacia. On the way to Echo Beach you will come across Byron brand Afends, and Deus Ex Machina cafe. If your looking for a one stop shop, hit Bali Surf Outlet in Kuta.
Leave space for something special for the home by heading to Souq. Bathe for bathroom inspired goodies ranging from custom made scented candles, essential oils, scrubs, lotions and potions. Decorate with unique furniture that is truly to die for from iBaldesigns using sourcing bali.
Hire a driver to take you from place to place in air conditioned comfort, or contact a personal shopping guide. Wear light weight clothes that are easy to take off and flat comfy shoes. Shop around because you will find the same thing only cheaper. Head to Ubud for the markets, always barter, it’s usually one size fits all and remember you get what you pay for with the quality of clothing. Pack light because you will need the room.
If you’re looking for help with holiday style advice, our stylists have been all over the world so get in touch and make a booking. You can also head over to our Pinterest board for more styling inspiration.
Featured Image Mister Zimi
By Kristy Brooks