Shopping

Serious Shopper Alert!

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Bali can offer a menagerie of shopping: from one-off designer items to market gear!

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If you’re seeking bargain priced summer and beach fashions including great leather wallets and bags, dress jewellery and shoes, head to the markets at Seminyak (known as Seminyak Flea Markets).  Here you will find a good selection of market type purchases.

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Although you may pay a little more than Kuta or Legian, the quality and design is often improved and more varied, and still at discount prices.

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Don’t forget to bring a half empty suitcase to fit in all your purchases.

Happy shopping! Xx

Seminyak Flea Markets

Address:  Oberoi Road, Seminyak

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HINT:  It can get rather steamy under the shade cloth market roofing, so call in at La Sicilia, Seminyak located next door for a cool drink after all your fab shopping purchases.

La Sicilia, Seminyak, Bali

Jalan Laksmana (Oberoi) 151, Seminyak

Tel:  +62 813-3876-9698

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Ultimate Homewares Tour November 2016

Places strictly limited!!

ULTIMATE HOMEWARES TOUR

A ladies getaway focused on fun, food, shopping, pampering and cocktails!

During your stay enjoy a fully hosted tour inclusive of:

  • Fully escorted shopping in air-conditioned vehicle

  • Private Airport Transfers

  • 6 nights Luxury Beachfront Accommodation 

  • Welcome Pack

  • Welcome Cocktails

  • Breakfast daily

  • Daily Happy Hour

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi thoughout the resort

  • Complimentary use of Gym Facilities

  • Complimentary scheduled shuttle to Kuta and Seminyak

  • Fully escorted shopping to handpicked designer retail and wholesale outlets

  • Guided Central Bali wholesale shopping 

  • 4 hr Brunch at a 5 star resort inclusive of select premium red/white wines & cocktails

  • Delicious High Tea

  • Indulgent Spa Session

And still plenty of opportunities to grab some ‘me time’ or relax with some like-minded ladies.

Come along with your bestie, your mum or your daughter or be very welcomed as a solo guest.

Dates are from 1-7 November, 2016

Note: This tour will be kept small and exclusive. Numbers are strictly limited!

Email your expression of interest to exclusivelybali@gmail.com

 

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Wrought iron ❤️LOVE…

Over the years, I have often frequented a little wrought iron store in Seminyak, purchasing a variety of items from fruit bowls to candelabras.  They’re always so easy to bring home as they truly are indestructible!

A recent visit however, showed this little shop was now selling the very fashionable coloured wrought iron products.

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The range included animal figurines, chandeliers (extra small/small/medium/large), peacock chairs, pineapples, candelabras, loveseats, garment accessories, home décor, shelving…  and the list continues.

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Multiple colours are available as well as the original black.

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These items are listed as being hand-made.  Retail and wholesale prices, on request.

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Contact:  Agus at “Rainbow Bali Iron Work”

Shop:  Jalan Drupadi No. 2 Basangkasa, Seminyak

Phone:  0361 731833

Email enquiries: rbw_iron@yahoo.com

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Looking for a little Moroccan light….. or 3?

Lighting stores are popping up frequently in the tourist strip of Bali.

One such store is Suka Ashih Shop. It’s bursting at the seams with marvellous Moroccan lighting!

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Wholesale and retail prices are available here.  They will also make to order.

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It’s a little like an Aladdin’s cave of lighting where space is at a premium.  If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, so to speak and doing a little rummaging, you may well discover a special find here.

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Happy shopping!!

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SUKA ASIH SHOP

Jl. Br. Raman – Kerobokan

No 18 Kuta – Denpasar

Ph: (0361) 733284

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

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A beautiful mirror can transform the plainest of walls by reflecting light, opening up space, and adding a touch of instant style.  Like a piece of artwork, mirrors can be used throughout your home to create visually appealing focal points that can really take your breath away.

“Qubu Mirror” is a fave little Venetian mirror shop on Jl. Drupadi in Seminyak.

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Qubu Mirror has a nice selection of Venetian mirrors that they will happily pack for you in bubble wrap, box and string.  Packed so well in fact that if you are flying home, you can either send it through in your checked luggage, marked ‘Fragile’ or if it’s not too large, carry on-board your flight as hand luggage.

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I’ve done this on several occasions with no breakages, so far….touch wood!

QUBU MIRROR

Address:  Drupadi No 3, Seminyak

Phone: +62 81 338 121 346

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ONE STOP Seminyak Shopping…

BINTANG SUPERMARKET

Address:  Jalan Raya No 17, Seminyak

Bintang Supermarket is a handy one stop shop for all your holiday essentials!  Go here early in your trip to purchase basic necessities.  Always busy, this supermarket is the stock-up place for expats.

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It’s located on the main street of Seminyak, close to the Legian end. It’s large  and has two levels.  Mostly, I’ve found it stocks all the basics – and a few surprises too. You can purchase food, drinks, bathroom products (including sunscreens, though a little exy on the island), baby goods and many other supplies here also.  It really is a one stop shop!  Don’t forget to head upstairs for stationary, hardware and all your home bits.

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Bintang is great for imported as well as local goods. It opens early around 7.30am and closes 11pm.  Such a handy shop if you’ve forgotten to pack something!!  Some friends stock up here for supplies to take back home since they’re so inexpensive eg. toothbrushes, moisturizer, soaps, hand sanitiser, panadol, rubber thongs, bodywash, bandaids, shampoo….

HINT: I use Bintang as a a land mark that people and taxi drivers will instantly recognise.

HINT 2:  There is a reliable Money Changer across the road.

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HINT 3:  A fab PHONE SHOP for sim cards and data is located on the RHS of the Bintang Supermarket carpark.

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HINT 4:  If you are looking at posting goods back home, head to the POST OFFICE – also located on the RHS of the carpark.

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HINT 5:  Although Bintang Supermarket sells alcohol, there is also a specific LIQUOR STORE several shops along on the RHS of the Bintang Supermarket.

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Happy Shoppping!! x

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For Home Interior Enthusiasts…

CARGA is a personal fave retail emporium choc full of homewares, crockery, cushions, candles, incense, soap, personal adornments, recycled boat wood products, vintage posters on wood panels, gift paper, furnishings…. The list is long.
You’ll see various traditional Indonesian made products here involving batik, double ikat and teak wood, and you’ll be inspired.
Allow plenty of time to peruse. I never, EVER leave empty handed!
Address:
Jl. Petitenget No. 886, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
+62 361 8478173
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TIP: After all your retail therapy, enjoy tea at the delightful Biku tea house – which is is right next door.
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photo credit: carga
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How to pay for your actual LUGGAGE weight….

After numerous trips, I have learnt to pack light.  Unfortunately, this hasn’t t helped me reduce my Bali shopping whilst on the Island!

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Apart from filling your own 40 foot container to get your goods home (I’ve done this!) or paying for someone else for space in their container (I’ve done this too!), it is often useful to use a packing trick.

One handy tip I continually fall back on is to take with you at least 2 large, striped/checked shopping bags that you can purchase at “discount/bargain” shops in Australia for approximately $2.00.   I place soft goods that are unbreakable, like clothing or manchester inside these.

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I then place wide, strong tape around the stripey bag, both horizontally and vertically.  Also, tape the handles together to become one handle, for strength!  Make sure you label the exterior.

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These stripey $2 bags weigh nothing.  You’re therefore only paying for the weight of your goods, not the piece of luggage.  The bags are also strong – as evidenced recently when one of mine went missing on a flight from Bali to Australia.  Amazingly, it took 32 days before the stripey bag was delivered to my door.  The bag was all intact and had apparently traveled via Jakarta and Singapore!

It’s certainly not the most stylish piece of luggage, but I swear by them!

# Be aware that some airlines now only allow one bag to be checked in regardless of combined weight of bags.  Do check this before introducing a 2nd bag!

Happy Shopping!

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