seminyak is the area north of legian.
along the street of jalan raya seminyak (sometimes called as jalan legian kelod) you can find all kind of shop, boutiques, restaurants, etc.
the goods are better quality and design than those on jalan legian and the choices are abudant from silver ring until buddha carving from stone.
of course in some shops you still have to bargian.
What to buy: - clothes
- local craft
- 2nd hand books
You can find many Polo Ralph Lauren shops here. They had sales up to 70% discounts. I didn't buy any...I got 'originality' issue never sorted out till the last day of my trip.
There're also D&G shops...few of them. For those who're into surf brands...you'll find Rip Curl, Rusty, Billabong and Quiksilver all around Kuta.
It's a big shopping mall with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants with wonderful view of the ocean. From the beach you can walk to the mall...and the other way around. The shops here are similar to any shopping mall...there's a Sogo here selling the usual brands.
There's are two big souvenirs/crafts shop located here...one was Keris something and I can't remember the other one. Both sell almost the same thing...but I found prices of souvenirs/crafts sold at the Keris shop was slightly cheaper...things were also arranged much nicer than the other shop. You can find good quality of Bali t-shirts here at this Keris shop.
I also had the chance dropping by at this stall/kiosk selling many Bali t-shirts with a very reasonable price...the quality of fabric was acceptable too. It's located on the ground/concourse level...right in the middle...near to the escalator.
The only thing I like about this place...it has a wide variety of souvenirs and crafts to choose from...and they're sold at a quite reasonable price. For those who're too lazy to walk around outside at the street shopping area...and for a last minute souvenir/crafts shopping...this would be a good place. No doubt you can get souvenirs and crafts much cheaper outside...but for a department store...prices here are quite ok and you get to shop in comfort as well.
What to buy: Well, according to the locals...whatever sold in Kuta can also be found in other places around Bali as well. I was in Ubud earlier...all the stuff sold in Kuta...I've seen them in Ubud and sold at a much cheaper price. I believe for the ladies...you should buy hair clips with a big flower on it. Flower of the clips come in many colours...white, yellow, purple and pink. I bought them all...each was only Rp10,000 at Matahari. Outside shops sold cheaper but they don't look so nice.
This Market quiet far from Kuta area, but its a great place for hunting Bali souvenirs, cheap, many variation, pantings, statue, bed covers, and all kinds of Balinese souvenirs..... so its a must place to visit if u wanna buy some souvenirs.... ^_^
If we traveling to Bali, we will found an unique and nice bikinis, it is Blue Glue Bikini. Good quality in design and accessories, beautiful and colourful printing style. The shop location is close to the Kuta Beach just beside Hard Rock Kuta Bali. When we entered to the shop, we will see cartoon image on the wall. There also girls size of printing style. The price is great too.
What to buy: Bikinis
What to pay: USD 25 until USD 100
There are several malls in Denpasar with just electronics!!! Imagin 5 floors with 100 shops just electronics... I´m drooling
What to buy: Everything is relative cheep
What to pay: Bargain, bargain, bargain. How much do you want to pay?
There are many dvd-shops in Bali and for me who loves movies this was paradise, cheap and good copies.
What to buy: Operativ systems like Windows xp or other software.
What to pay: Here you can bargain, i payed for my windows xp 3 us dollars (and it´s still working)
niconico, branded name for lingerie and underwear and women's swimsuit also have a counter in legian. i like to visit this nice shop [the designer also the owner is nico genze], buy or do window shopping :) and there's a nice doggy doo doo on the chair that matching 100% with my beloved baby pcjunior as appears in this picture :)
What to buy: underwear and swimsuit
What to pay: idr100,000 - 400,000
The girlfriend loved the shopping here and we spent hours looking through Quicksilver, Roxy, Rip Curl etc. etc. The clothes are really cheap and she managed to rack up an extra 4 bags of clothes to bring back with us on the plane. There is also a surf factory outlet just outside Kuta selling all the same brands at even lower prices.
You can also find all your dodgy gear as seen all over Asia i.e. LV rip offs.
you can find people selling painting along the legian and seminyak street.
they're good and not expensive.
if you want to bring it home, don't worry they will roll the painting and pack it for you.
What to buy: all kind of style of paintings
this is a heaven for white and all other natural color clothes.
biasa means ordinary in indonesian but i don't think their product is ordinary.
i love their color and they use material which is cool during a hot day.
if you're into unique colorful etnic clothes, puravida is the place.
the shop is on your way to the beach, and it has green wall so it's so easy to recognize, you won't miss it.
they also sell their stuff in mall bali discovery
What to buy: clothes, accessories, bags
it's a small shop near bemo corner.
you can find all kind of books mostly novel in english, but they also sell books in german, french, japanese, dutch, etc.
you can bargain for the price.
if you get bored with you books, you can sell them back here as long as the condition is good.
What to buy: used books
What to pay: start from Rp 50000
we know it's illegal but you can find this everywhere in kuta.
selling pirate dvd is a boom now, foreigner buy hundreds of them so it's a big bussiness.
the price is as low as rp 7000 (less then 1 usd) each.
they even give you bonus, like buy 10 get 1 free. the quality is sometimes as good as the original dvd but some of them are terrible. just avoid new movies, they're usually not good quality.
What to buy: dvds
What to pay: rp 7000 (less than 1 usd)