Co-written by Geninna Ariton, Dawn Pillay, Kristyna Schonova, Soma Dutta, Cisca Lim and Candice Neo
Bali is perfect for watching incredible sunsets from unique bars, romantic vacations on cliff-top villas, or even unwinding within the island’s lush paradise.
However, wouldn’t you love the perfect outfit to go with those special occasions?
Well, thank goodness Bali’s also a treasure trove of fabulousness for fashionistas and clothes-crazed individuals.
Whether you’re there for a yoga retreat, a party or a romantic night out, the litany of chic shops and markets around the island have you covered.
So ladies, feel free to arrive with empty suitcases, and let us take you on some serious shopping business.
A. Join in the fun at Bali’s trendy weekend markets1. Trendiest bazaar in Bali’s hipster district – Love Anchor
Canggu is hipster enough and you know it.
Photo via ellbec
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.
Photo via villanatybali
And on Sundays, the area is transformed into the most happening bazaar with pop-up stalls.
Photo via outofhersuitcase, mel_
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.
Photo via severalneeds, _miss_vs
Photo via ediths__closet, rawganic_bali
Or if you are here for a drink, don’t miss the daily Happy Hour!
Photo via ayoubejallali, letsgrowthere
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!
2. 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.
Photo via cherryperry84
Photo via eika_azam
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.
Photo via kimokinoid, viahijau, oceanbellz
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!
Photos via my.gratitude.bali, finelinebykatahati
The market is a once-a-month affair, so check the dates on their Facebook page before you plan to go.
Photo via katia_shu_muah
B. Shop for the latest fashion!
3. Chic and casual: Indigo & Rose
We think of sugar and spice and all things nice when it comes to shopping at Indigo & Rose.
Photo via: styleandshenanigans
Dreamy summer dresses and quirky embellished shorts are a staple for the Indigo & Rose girl.
Looking for something stylish and chic? The dresses and tops you’ll find here are perfect for all sorts of day and night outs in Bali.
Outfit yourself with one of these glorious and bright dresses now.
Photos via: Indigo & Rose
4. Flaunt like a peacock – The White Peacock Bali
Want to pretend you’re having an Indian summer in the deserts of America? Or how about a Shanghai summer clad in prints that resemble Chinese art? You can be all of these and more, whilst sporting clothes from The White Peacock Bali.
The items in the store is heart-stopping – and window shopping is not an option.
In fact, you can even get style inspiration from them through the way the store mannequins are styled with their comfortable and unique clothes. Just look at the crochet ensemble they have on sale, or the caramel dress paired with a matching accessory.
And if you feel like experimenting with their clothes, you can mix and match the way they do it as well. The clothing items are on the rack can be super random, but you’ll never know what treasure you might find here.
Don’t worry about looking for your favorite color in the rack of summer dresses. They’ve got that covered for you. From bright colors to pastel ones, they have it all in store.
Vibrance and life is an understatement when it comes to the spring kaftans on sale. They’ve got it in neutral or wild prints, so go enjoy the Bali breeze in these dresses.
Lastly, don’t let the Bali sun get to you, with their handmade Panama hats. It has a tattered canvas brim and is available in neutral colors so you can wear it with any outfit.
Whatever it is that you’re looking for, The White Peacock Bali has got you covered.
5. Get lost in a bikini wonderland: Thaikila Bikinis Bali (formerly Blue Glue)
You can never have too many bikinis! French brand, Thaikila Bikinis Bali, is known for the largest and most varied collection of swimwear for all ages and sizes.
No matter your body shape or lifestyle, you’ll definitely find one that makes you feel sexy and confident.
Photo via: Di Bali
From hand-sewn embellishments to cotton fabrics, you’ll find all sorts of styles to complement your mood or occasion.
Photo via: Ultimate Bali, Influential Magazine
Whether you’re feeling glamourous or in the mood for retro-chic, we bet you’ll find a piece (or more) that you’ll love to bits.
Photo via: Blue Glue Bikinis
6. Into the heart of a Brazilian soul: Sabia
Channel your soul through a range of Sabia Design’s beachwear that not only sports classic elegance but also a defying sense of rebelliousness.
Photo via: Sabia Designs
Here, the floaty dresses are designed to empower women to feel comfortable in their own skin, while giving off a whiff of sexiness.
Photo via: Sabia Designs
Complementing the dresses is also a selection of must-have delicate jewelry you’ll definitely want to check out.
Photo via: Sabia Designs, Kura Kura Guide
Ribbons and lace; sweet and seductive pieces: it’s time to put together that stunning outfit, that will look perfect whether by the infinity-edge pool or by the sparkling shore.
Photo via: Sabia Designs
C. Whimsical island homeware for your nest!
7. Stop and smell the roses – Rose Avenue Bali
You don’t have to like floral prints and roses to want to visit Rose Avenue. Known for its rose-laden facade (and we’re talking about a wall full of red and pink roses), Rose Avenue offers beautiful homeware items from a pineapple shaped bottle opener to rattan swings.
So if you’re new in Bali and are shopping for home items, drop by this store and simply be stunned by everything.
Want to take a sweet Instagram selfie with a bed of roses as your backdrop? You’ll be able to do that if you visit Rose Avenue.
Photo Via Angelagilsha
Another thing to note? Their paper bags have “Stop and smell the roses” written all over them. And why wouldn’t you? If you aren’t drawn by this unique facade, we don’t know what else will. Shopping will literally be a walk in the park.
If you think that pastel is the only color palette Rose Avenue has. You’re wrong. They have neon colors, as seen in their flamingo coat/towel hook – and in the apples, pineapples, and other tropical fruits that can be used as decorations or paper holders.
You can even get design inspiration through their dining table set-up, or pick through the different types of dinnerware, placemats, table cloths, and anything you fancy.
Even if you’re just looking for one eccentric piece, such as a rattan swing, or a bright pink chair that opens up like a flower – you’ll definitely be in the right place.