Ubud is one of the best places in Bali to enjoy some retail therapy. From local markets to art bazars, fashion boutiques to jewellery stores, and from local to international brands, Ubud boasts a diverse scene to suit all tastes and budgets. Check out our picks for the best shopping in Ubud to help you orient in to the village’s bustling shopping scene.
1. Ubud Art Market
Ubud Art Market is one of the most popular spots in Ubud, loved by locals and visitors alike. Occupying a large complex at the centre of Ubud, the art market sells amazing handicrafts, wood carvings, leather accessories, clothes from natural fabrics, silver jewellery and many other items to bring back home with you. Remember to haggle for the price before making a purchase!
2. Tegalalang Market
Another renowned local market, Tegalalang boasts handmade woodcarvings, traditional masks and unique souvenirs. Located in the northern part of Ubud, Tegalalang Market sits in a village bearing the same name, which often appears in the traveller’s bucket list. It’s a great place for absorbing some local colour and maybe picking up some hand-crafted items at the great value.
Biasa is a local fashion brand selling stylish lightweight apparel for men and women made from natural materials. Biasa’s trendy summer dresses and nautical-themed accessories, sarongs and tunics are ideal for the hot tropical Bali climate. If you’ve already been shopping in Seminyak, you might have spotted Biasa’s chic flagship store on Jalan Raya Seminyak.
4. Threads of Life
Threads of Life is a non-profit organisation that works to alleviate poverty the local communities and promotes handmade textiles and other items manufactured by local Bali women from the rural parts of the island. Visiting Threads of Live is not only highly educational but also truly inspirational for those with a creative streak. By purchasing one of their one-of-a-kind handmade items, you’re also contributing to the economic development of the region.
5. Jean-Francois Fichot
Elegant and charming, Jean-Francois Fichot is a jewellery haven offering unique gold and silver jewellery crafted with gems and semi-precious stones. Besides the gorgeous jewellery items, you can also find a vast selection of one-of-a-kind artworks, Chinese ceramics and vintage home decor pieces collected by the owner from all over the world. A real treasure trove and an inspiring pitstop while shopping in Ubud.
Yoga enthusiasts are treated to gorgeous, high-quality yoga wear at the We-ar workshop centrally located on Jalan Hanoman. Besides the trendy and comfy yoga clothes, you can also pick up amazing dresses that celebrate style and femininity, on-trend apparel for men and lovely tropically-inspired accessories.
7. Ikat Batik
While wandering along Ubud main streets, you will notice plenty of traditional shops selling locally produced and unique handwoven textiles. If you want to do some good while shopping, make your purchase at Ikat Batik. Ikat Batik i a non-profit organisation aiming to promote and support local producers, artists and craftsmen who create gorgeously woven textiles and other handcrafted items.
Conveniently located on the main road of Jalan Raya Ubud, Treasures offers tropically-inspired jewellery made of recycled gold and silver. The rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces offered at this small shop make for an amazing gift to bring back home with you – or you could pick up your own stylish memento from a holiday spent in Bali.
Shalimar Gallery offers a wide range of exotic home decor and colourful textiles collected from all over the Indonesian archipelago. You will find a great selection of vintage masks, wayang puppets, antique art pieces, wooden plates and other ethnic items that are bound to make a statement in your home.
With its stunning temples, gorgeous spas, vibrant dining scene and colourful culture, it’s no wonder Ubud is one of the most popular destinations in Bali. And as you can see here, shopping in Ubud is a real feast for the senses as well!