Bandung is known for its fashion. This city is also a popular destinations for shopping especially for those who come from Jakarta. There are factory outlets scattered around Bandung you can explore. Aside from fashionable clothing, Bandung is also a place where you can find many shopping malls, as well as local markets. Therefore, Bandung is a perfect destination for any kind of shopping.
Recommended places for shopping in Bandung
The best part of shopping in Bandung is the items are relatively less expensive. Not to mentions that there are many factory outlets sell export quality items. There are also many distros (distribution outlets) in Bandung which are the youngsters’ favorite place for shopping clothes and accessories. So here are recommended places for shopping while you are in Bandung:
Factory outlets are usually the main shopping destination for shoppers. There are many of them scattered around the city. However, the most recommended and popular ones are located in Jalan Riau, Jalan Sukajadi, and Jalan Dago. Most popular factory outlets in Jalan Riau include Cascade, Summit, Renaritti, Terminal Tas, etc. Most popular factory outlets in Jalan Sukajadi include Rumah Mode and Diaz. Most recommended factory outlets in Jalan Dago include Coconel, Rich&Famous, Glamour, Blossom, Justine, etc. Other recommended factory outlets worth a visit include Cosmo, Stock Center, Batian, and Cargo.
You can also enjoy your shopping time in one of many shopping malls in Bandung including Cihampelas Walk or Ciwalk, Bandung Indah Plaza or BIP, Bandung Trade Center, Braga City Walk, Trans Studio Mall, Paris van Java Mall, Planet Dago, Cimahi, Mall, and many more. Another most popular fashion shopping center for both local and international tourists in Bandung is Pasar Baru Trade Center. It is located in Jalan Otto Iskandar Dinata. It is an 8 storey building that sells various fashion items in relatively cheap price. Aside from casual clothes, there are also garment, textiles, bag, batik, Muslim clothes, wedding accessories, and many more.
Distros (Distribution Outlets) are shopping destinations preferred by youngsters. In this kind of store, you can find various fashionable and stylish products made by local designers. They do not have their own marketing label yet and that’s why it is called distribution outlets. Aside from fashion items, there are also other things sold in this store such as Indie label records, books, magazines, etc. One of the reasons why youngsters tend to prefer shopping I distro is that the products are more unique because they are made by individual designers. The prices can also get relatively higher than products sold in factory outlets.
Most popular distros in Bandung include Invictus, Badger, Cosmis, Temple, Black ID,green Light, Cuma Segini, Airplane, etc. When you decide to visit Bandung, shopping is one of the most recommended things to do. There are various fashion outlets to explore with relatively less expensive price compared to other big cities in Indonesia such as Surabaya or Jakarta. For domestic tourists, shopping for accessories and clothing is the main reason of their visit to Bandung.