One of the most-visited areas in town, Cihampelas Street is inhabited entirely by shops and outlets. If you are on a budget or simply want to get more stuff with your money, this is the place to go. With the rows of shops, you can find anything from quality jeans to cheap t-shirts, jerseys to accessories. If afterwards you still fancy more shopping from familiar, branded stores, head to Cihampelas Walk Mall that is also in the area.
Cibaduyut is one of Bandung's most popular fashion spots that will not disappoint you. What separates Cibaduyut from other markets is that it is 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. Do not forget to bargain if you want to get a fair price.
If you cannot 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!
Gasibu Sunday Market
Located in front of the iconic Gedung Sate, Gasibu Sunday Market pops up on every Sunday. The whole street from the city park to the famous battle monument is flooded with sellers and shoppers. Do not fret to bargain here. You can buy all kinds of products from clothing, toys, books, to electronics. Besides shopping, Gasibu Sunday Market is great spot for breakfast if you’re street food lover.
The street of Dago is one of the liveliest areas in Bandung. Many of the city’s best hotels, restaurants, shops, and outlets are located in this neighbourhood. But at one end of the road known as Simpang Dago, things get even more interesting. The Simpang Dago market is always busy, either with people buying groceries for the day, or youths scouring the area for good street food at night, when the market transforms into a culinary destination.
Jatayu Flea Market
Established in 1957, Jatayu Flea Market is popular for good quality and affordable products. With little skills in bargaining and selection, you can get good quality goods at dirt cheap prices. About 70 percent of traders sell engineering tools. Most of the products in sale are secondhand and still worth purchasing.
Still on the fashion department, this alley is a popular shopping destination specializing in denim. The shops sell all kinds of jeans in all variants, colors, and creations. And if you still cannot find the perfect piece of clothing for you, talk to the shopkeepers about making your own, custom-made jeans and they will arrange it for you. Beyond jeans, some shops also sell shirts and other fabrics to go with your brand new, quality jeans.