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5 Budget Shopping Spots in Bandung that Worth Your Trip!

 

Bandung is not Paris but when it comes to fashion, the capital of West Java has plenty to offer. From a leather craft center to an old market dated as far as the early 19th century, Bandung is Indonesia's second fashion capital after Jakarta.

Whether you're a shopaholic or not, the city called Paris van Java has an array of shopping spots that will lure you into shopping spree. Bandung's fashion markets are known for its good quality, local design, and affordable price. Each spot usually has its own uniqueness ranging from Moslem fashion to leather goods.

Complete your shopping experience in Bandung by visiting these budget shopping centers.

 

1 | Pasar Baru Trade Center


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Pasar Baru or "New Market" is actually one of Bandung oldest market. Founded in 1884, Pasar Baru Trade Center is now known as the best place to shop for local clothes in Bandung. You'll find various kind of textile, clothing, batik, bags, Moslem wear and praying mats. Just like any other traditional markets, in order to get the best price, haggling with the shopkeepers are welcomed here.
 
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm
Address: Jl. Otto Iskandar Dinata No.78, Kb. Jeruk, Andir, Kota Bandung

 

2 | Cibaduyut


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Cibaduyut is one of Bandung's most popular fashion spots that won't disappoint you. What separates Cibaduyut from other markets is that it's known as the center for leather shoes, not just in West Java but in Indonesia. Most products in Cibaduyut are handcrafted and locally made, yet with good quality and durability. Don't forget to bargain if you want to get a fair price.

If you can't find the shoes or the size you like, you can ask for one-of-a-kind custom leather shoes made to suit your taste! The custom shoes is usually done in one or two weeks. You can have it delivered to your address. Even President Joko Widodo shops here!
 
Opening hours: most stores open from 9am – 5pm
Address: Jl. Cibaduyut, Bandung

 

3 | Gang Tamim


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Looking for jeans with good quality but affordable price? Gang Tamim is your destination. The street is known as Bandung's denim centre since the 1990s and you'll find various type of jeans, starting from about Rp 100,000 only (around US$7). In addition to jeans, you can also find batik clothes and fabrics here. You can also choose your own fabric and have custom made jeans here, and have it ready in three to seven days. It's worth your visit any time you are in Bandung.
 
Opening hours: most stores open from 9am – 5pm
Address: Jl. Tamim, Bandung

 

4 | Cihampelas


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Cihampelas is an area where you can find many unique shops selling affordable locally made clothes. It is one the busiest shopping spots in Bandung, especially in the weekend. Various kind of clothing are available here: jackets, jeans, t-shirt, even costumes. In here you can find "I Love Bandung" t-shirts and replica of local football club Persib jersey. However, you have to be careful since not all cheap clothes here are of good quality. Cihampelas Walk Mall is also in the area, but the modern mall is not what you would call a budget shopping destination.
 
Opening hours: most stores open at 9am – night
Address: Jl. Cihampelas, Bandung

 

5 | Sentra Rajut


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Another best spot for budget shopping would be Sentra Rajut, home of good quality knitwear. You'll find cardigans, scarfs, jackets, and many others at affordable prices. Prices start at Rp 50.000 (less than US$ 4), perhaps some are even cheaper than that. The knitwear is crafted with high level of detail and quality by local small businesses. With careful treatment, the knitwear can be very comfortable and durable for a long time.
 
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm
Address: Jl. Binong Jati, Bandung

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Looking for budget shopping spots in Bandung is a wise decision, especially when you want to spend more money on hotels and accommodations or visiting tourism objects. There's nothing like finding cheap but unique items that are comparable to branded products to complete your shopping experience in Bandung. You'll also help small businesses grow, so, make sure to visit those budget shopping spots!

 

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