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The Bali Shopping Experience  

by on Friday, 3 February 20065 Comments | 1,892 views

Bali provides some pleasurable experiences for keen shoppers and there is no limit to the availability of goods to choose from. While the department stores and more established shops of Kuta and Denpasar feature fixed prices, it is always enjoyable to patronize market stalls and street vendors to try negotiating for goods at bargain prices. Bartering is a source of social interaction for sellers and it is important to maintain a keen sense of humour throughout the entire process. Bali has a fun sense of resort fashion that blends vibrant sarongs and tropical prints with crisp linen fabrics and flowing white cottons. Inexpensive clothing is available from market stalls and department stores, while designer labels can also be found in tastefully appointed boutiques around the area of Seminyak. If you can’t find anything to please, talented tailors can reproduce your preferred style of clothing for a perfect fit. Exclusive leather coats, jackets and fashion accessories are easily made up in a matter of days. Larger department stores are a great source for quality children’s clothing, jeans and shoes at affordable prices.

The Balinese are natural artisans and have the ability to turn their hand to any craft. Silversmiths produce a stunning array of traditional and modern jewellery pieces with inlays of semi and precious stones. Quality silver jewellery and trinkets are available at a fraction of the price of what you would be expected to pay in your home country.

The village of Ubud is considered the cultural pulse of Bali and here the streets are literally lined with small art galleries where you can purchase paintings direct from the artist. The nearby village of Mas is renowned for producing wood carvings and sacred objects for the temple such as masks and musical instruments. Heading out of Ubud towards the mountains is a fertile area known as Tegallalang where there are plenty cottage industries turning out quirky handicrafts that can be purchased for next to nothing.

Hand crafted wooden furniture, statues and exquisite homewares are also relatively inexpensive buys and add style to any home or office décor. Likewise, garden settings, traditional lanterns and individual stone carvings will provide interesting points of interest. Original pieces of glasswork, ceramics or local pottery often make unique gifts to take back home.

Visitors to Bali, especially those who enjoy shopping, are advised to travel light and take advantage of all the bargain goods that are on offer. If space appears to be a problem, then it is easy to pick up some extra luggage. Imitation designer-label cabin bags and suitcases are readily available along the streets or the real thing can be purchased at any of Bali’s Department Stores where regular sales can result in some very attractive buys.

Happy shopping!

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