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Written by Beverley Lennon

Scouting for interesting markets in Bali can be much harder than what it would be in Bangkok (where hipster markets dominate the trendiest shopping scene)!

While most people will direct you to the typical art or souvenir markets selling tacky touristy stuff, we believe it is time for you to get to know about Bali’s hipster markets, filled with quirky, cool and trendy items that will revive your free-spirited soul!

Avoid the tourist traps and make your way to the offbeat and lesser-known places that guarantee unique pieces at affordable prices!

Ready? Come along with us for the hunt!

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1. Get your nails done and some cheesecake after – Sanur Sunday Market at Mercure Resort Sanur

This is it, you have been transported to Bangkok – the capital city of trendy night market shopping!

Whether you are a self-proclaimed foodie, a fashionista or a beauty treatments’ obsessed; the market at Mercure Resort in Sanur is bound to keep you busy on Sundays!

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After indulging yourself in a gooey cheesecake, consider some pampering time at the market as someone had the greatest idea to incorporate manicure services on the grounds with gel manicures starting as low as Rp.150,000 (approximately USD $10.50)!

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The Sunday market has lots to offer – the large, grassy expanse, food stalls and groovy ambience at the resort make it a popular place to snare unique items. Stylish fashion, handmade crafts, jewellery, fresh produce and lush homewares are scattered around stalls on the well-manicured lawn.

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Don’t miss out on on the whimsical kids’ room decor too – they have a selection of teepee tents that are as adorable as they are useful during playtime!

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Samadi Sunday Market at Samadi Bali

Address: Mercure Resort, Jl Mertasari Sanur, Bali 80228
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 812 1888 3343
Market operating hours: Every last Sunday of the month 10am-6pm

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2. A special crafty artsy market – Pasar Pasaran by Toko Pasar Pasaran (bi-annual market)

Pasar Pasaran is so special that it only takes place twice a year and if we could name it we would call it the “hipster market festival”!

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This bi-annual event aims at celebrating the homegrown trend of the cultural arts in food, fashion, and music community with local artists and designers coming from not only Bali but the whole of Indonesia.

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Upcycle products are the highlights of the event – you will find dresses, accessories and other crafts made out of recycled items at very reasonable prices.

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Some stalls specialise in “trash fashion” while others reuse materials and adorn them to their tastes (colourful watercolour paintings, engrave glasses and much more).

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Bringing in a local touch of culture to the market ambience, you are bound to be transported to an eccentric world!

Note: Pasar Pasaran also holds a small showroom for handmade goods, indie designers and local makers that opens everyday.

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Pasar Pasaran by Toko Pasar Pasaran

Address: 1, Jl. Kayu Cendana, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 821 4641 5009
Market operating hours: Twice per year (Announced on their Instagram page)
Showroom opening hours: Mon-Sun 9am-9pm

Website


3. For super trendy Bali Roundie Rattan Bags – Kumbasari Market

The latest fashion must-have, seen all over internet and fashion blogs – it is THE bag of the moment! Almost every blogger has one and you will surely see why.

With shops fully dedicated to rattan (wicker) bags, Kumbasari Market is one of the best places for you to stock up on these handmade treasures – they are stylish, adorable and super versatile!

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While they are also available everywhere else in Bali, Kumbasari Market sells them at an affordable price as the place is mostly visited by locals.

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The market is truly a bag lover’s paradise – rattan, bamboo, pom pom, baskets and round ones – the bags come in all shapes and colours. Match these with large summer hats (also easily found in the market) for an ultimate fashion blogger look.

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Besides just bags, you will find an array of beachy home decors and wooden homewares that come in use to everyone – these make perfect gifts!

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Traditional fabrics can also be purchased, and they make great quality Kebayas!

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Kumbasari Market

Address: Jl. Gajah Mada, Pemecutan, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80111, Indonesia
Coordinates here
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-5pm

4. Every bohemian’s favourite – Lada Putih Sunday Market at Lada Putih Resto

Though not that large and intimidating, market shopping is so much fun at Lada Putih because there is no crowd and you can find the most unique pieces at super affordable prices!

Most of the fashion stalls at the market are owned by young local entrepreneurs so you can expect many new talents and the most trendy items.

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Their Sunday market is the place to score a one-off design or unique gifts – from leather sandals, bohemian dresses to indie-cool accessories and even traditional homemade Balinese sambal, cakes and other delicacies!

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The Sunday market gets particular lively at lunch as some vendors exhibit their best culinary skills at live cooking stations!

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Lada Putih Sunday Market at Lada Putih Resto

Address:Jl. Dewi Sri I No.7B, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 878 6182 4124
Market operating hours: Every 2nd Sunday 1pm-5pm
Restaurant opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

Website

5. Trendiest bazaar in Bali’s hipster district – Love Anchor

Canggu is hipster enough and you know it.

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If you walk along Jalan Batu Balong after the sun sets, you can’t miss this exciting Instagrammable market made up of a complex of restaurants, bars and shops, decorated with dreamy fairy lights and illuminated with a cheery vibe as the crowd pours in for their after-dinner drinks.

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And on Sundays, the area is transformed into the most happening bazaar with pop-up stalls.

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Here, you can find trendy and whimsical island fashion, accessories, homeware, dreamcatchers, trinkets and even old school artwork. And if you keep an eye out enough, you can even discover some hidden gems for your kids.

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Or if you are here for a drink, don’t miss the daily Happy Hour!

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One tip from us – although this is one of Canggu’s most photogenic markets, the shopping here may be a little overpriced, but it’s worth a look (and many snaps!) if you haven’t been to Bali’s weekend bazaars before!

Love Anchor

Address: Jalan Batu Bolong, opposite Deus Ex Machina. Coordinates here.
Opening Hours: 9am to 10pm (daily)
Happy Hour: Daily 6pm to 7pm – Buy one get one free for all classic and signature cocktails

6. The coolest hangout spot in Bali’s hipster hub – Samadi Sunday Market at Samadi Bali

Located in Canggu, the offbeat area of Bali (filled with hipster cafes, stays and everything quirky), Samadi Sunday Market is pretty much like the entire Etsy community homed under one roof with a main focus to contribute to the local community.

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From funky jewellery to homemade essential oils, natural soaps and clothes, there’s a decent number of emerging and established artists and designers here including plenty of new talent,  food stalls and great initiatives like Bali Street Mums (which helps street Mums make a living) that you can support too!

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Get in early to beat the crowd as this charming artisan organic farmers market is packed to the brim with expats and locals who consider it as the ultimate spot to stock up on zero-chemical fruits and vegetables, organic cheese, crusty bread, and fresh pastries but also a handful of vintage and new clothing, accessories and other bric-a-brac!

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Prepare yourself for a zen-like atmosphere as the place is popular among yoga and meditation practitioners who are on a retreat for a healthier lifestyle in magical Bali!

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Samadi Sunday Market at Samadi Bali

Address:Jalan Padang Linjong 39, Echo Beach Canggu Bali
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 8123 831 2505
Market operating hours: Every Sunday 9am-2pm

Website

7. Shopping with cocktails, live music and comfort food – Canggu Makers Market at Berawa Kitchen

Hunting for treasures is not the only fun thing to do at Canggu Makers Market and this is why you should visit Berawa Kitchen on Saturdays between 1pm to 9pm so you can mark it off your market list!

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While you have a whole afternoon to shop for all things handcrafted, unique, quirky and alternative at the hipster stalls, your evening is going to be equally eventful (if not more!).

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The market features a multitude of stalls that are perfect for creating or improving your hipster wardrobe, make sure to splurge on some mala necklaces – beaded ones traditionally used in meditation but oh-so-very-hipster these days!

Gather your coolest friends from 7pm to enjoy live music, making it an ideal spot for mingling with likeminded people, digging in a hearty meal and chugging down few drinks – the ultimate hipster rite of passage!

Canggu Makers Market at Berawa Kitchen

Address: Jl. Raya Semat No.8, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 821 4641 5009
Market operating hours: Every Saturday 1pm-9pm
Restaurant opening hours: Mon-Sun 8am-11pm

Website

8. Sailor Sundays! – Sea Vu Play’s Sunday Market

Looking for something fun during the weekend? How about a vibrant Sunday market full of beach vibes and buzzing crowds?  There’s music, fun activities, and yummy food to gorge on at Sea Vu Play’s Sunday Markets, organised by the restaurant.

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And did we say the magic word – shopping!

Just check Sea Vu Play’s website to find out which Sundays the market is scheduled to be held (usually it is held on every other Sunday), and you’re all set with a happy weekend plan! The nautical vibes are strong and the mood is chilled out. Doors open from 2pm – 8pm, but 3pm’s the perfect time to hit the market when the DJ starts playing and the crowd starts pouring in!

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Sip on a margarita and browse through the numerous stalls selling swimwear, beachwear, jewellery and men’s and women’s fashion. You have endless choices, from international to local brands. It’s the perfect place to pick up some fresh beach-ready dresses!

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You can even get tattoos or have your fortunes read. Come your friends, or bring the family along – there’s plenty of activities for the kids too!

P.S. Your little girls will love the mermaid tails they can purchase from one of the stalls!

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Sea Vu Play’s Sunday Market

Address: Jalan Petitenget, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Selected Sundays, 2pm – 8pm

Website

9. Weekend Vibes – Old Man’s Market

Did you think shopping at weekend markets are only a thing in Bangkok? Though not as vibrant, Bali’s very own Sunday markets are full of surf, sand and summer styles that will surprise you.

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Shopping doesn’t always have to be dash-and-run. Take the entire evening to browse through the lively marketplace with up to 150 stalls gathered at Old Man’s in Canggu, and make it as relaxed as you can – the Old Man really knows how to bring the party to the house.

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Get your hands on boho chic jewellery, fun beachwear, and (if you are health-conscious) some very sumptuous organic food. It’s a kind of hipster shopping gathering you wouldn’t want to miss!

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The market is a once-a-month affair, so check the dates on their Facebook page before you plan to go.

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Old Man’s Market

Address: Jalan Batu Bolong, Canggu · Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Selected Weekends, 8am – 3pm

Website

Now that you are cool enough to be part of Bali’s hipster community, let us know what are the unusual items you look out for at the markets! Tag your market-hunter partner below!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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