In Jakarta you will find exclusive top-end boutiques selling well-loved brands from around the world, located in an amazing array of over 100 luxurious, fully air-conditioned malls that are spread over all neighbourhoods of Jakarta.
In Jakarta’s malls you will find everything under one roof: from fashion wear, to electronic goods, books, flowers, beauty salons, furniture, cinemas, spa, children playground, gyms to all inclusive supermarkets.
Not to mention the large variety of restaurants to pamper shoppers after an exhausting day of buying and sightseeing. For those looking for bargains items but still in good quality, find these at wholesale markets for textiles, gems, electronic goods, while those searching for the quaint and rare items can browse along open street-side shops selling all kinds of antiques, or even birds, plants and flowers.
Fashion and Batik
Jakarta is Indonesia’s Fashion center, home to Indonesia’s top designers such as Iwan Tirta, Ghea, Harry Darsono and many more, who have their own boutiques and also showcase their collections in top class malls. Most outstanding and very trendy today is the Indonesian Batik, from exclusive haute couture creations to ready-to-wear, or casual and beach wear, Batik is loved by Indonesia’s fashionistas as well as Indonesia’s fashion-conscious young generation who wear Batik to formal occasions, to the office or as day wear.
Recognized as UNESCO World Heritage, Batik comes in traditional hand-drawn cotton and silk to modern stamped or printed materials, comfortable to wear for shopping or going to the office, or even to attend exclusive occasions. Jakarta offers the gamut of Batik materials and Batik wear. Besides finding Batik at the exclusive boutiques of Iwan Tirta, Ghea, Obin, Alleira and other Indonesian brands, large shops that carry Batik include Batik Danar Hadi, Batik Keris, Pasar Raya. More affordable Batik clothes and non-batik dresses can be found at Tanah Abang. Another Fashion draw in Jakarta is the Muslim Wear, where Indonesia’s designers create fashionable and colorful Muslim wear.
The latest popular Mall of Indonesia at Kelapa Gading holds the annual Jakarta Food and Fashion Festival that celebrates Indonesia’s huge and successful Fashion and Culinary scene, that you should certainly not miss.
Luxurious Malls, Wholesale and Specialty Markets
With over 100 malls strewn across the city there is ample choice among malls catering to the high end market, like Plaza Indonesia , Grand Indonesia, or Pacific Place and also those which caters to the Indonesia’s burgeoning middle class, like Pondok Indah Mall, the brand-new Casablanca, Central Park and Taman Anggrek in West Jakarta and a host more, too many to mention. But most popular with visitors are shopping centers like the Tanah Abang market, Mangga Dua area for imported goods, Pasar Mayestik and Pasar Baru for selected imported textiles and of course Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown.
However, if you are looking for something quaint or completely different, then there is the Antique market at Jalan Surabaya, the Art Market at Ancol, the Gems market at Rawabening. There is also birds market in Kebayoran, and along Jalan Pramuka. Jakarta offers a kaleidoscope of goods to shop till you drop, or just great fun to browse.
Find the range of Malls, Shopping Centers and Markets in the following pages