Known throughout the world for its wonderful tropical weather, pristine beaches, and fantastic surfs, Bali is all about the sun and sea, so trust us when we say you’re going to need some beachwear in that suitcase. Bikinis, tankinis, one-piece swimsuits, kaftans, shawls, loose fit pants, sundresses – you name it, they’ve got it, plus many more, each as stylish as they are comfortable and perfectly suited for the warmth and comfort of sunny Bali.
Though not based in Bali, Baliza Resort Wear is largely inspired by the culture and ambience of Bali and Ibiza, bringing us stunning kaftans, bead dresses, cover-ups, sarongs, bags, accessories and more that show traces of the laidback, relaxing vibe of these popular holiday destinations. They’ve also recently launched a new collection where most styles are made in four to five different prints that are a mix of whimsy, cultural and contemporary influences, making for unique designs distinct from any other. All of Baliza’s items are handmade in LADLI, which pays all their workers a fair salary and ensures a more sustainable manufacturing process.
Pretty much the epitome of “beach-chic”, Blue Glue brings vibrant bikinis, lingerie, slippers, beach bags, cover-ups, floral-inspired necklaces, and other accessories of international standards to Bali. With stunning beachwear that simply oozes style and quality, Blue Glue is a perfect stop for anyone who loves bikinis in vivid pops of colour (from the recent collection entitled Scuba) or whimsical necklaces, wristlets and belts that look like they’ve just come off the page of a fairy tale.
Flagship Store: Jalan Raya Kerobokan (end of Sunset Road), Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 80361 | Also available online and at multiple locations throughout Bali.
Perfect for the typical twenty-something woman constantly on the lookout for the perfect blend of elegance, creativity and individuality in clothing, Body & Soul was started up by a young Australian woman, Melissa, in 1996, and embodies all that she stands for, namely femininity, freedom, courage and spirit – coincidentally values shared by the Balinese culture as well. Their 2014 Resort Spring collection features plenty of blues and reds, with stripes, prints and colour blocking melded with solids for a spunky, upbeat look that still retains the soft silhouettes and elegant draping typical of the Body & Soul brand.
Flagship Store: Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 11 , Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 80361 | Also available online and at multiple locations throughout Bali.
We love a brand that not only makes us look good, but also contributes to society – so yes, we absolutely adore Buddha Wear, which commits to providing fair wages, subsidised meals and health benefits for their staff, as well as donating a portion of their profits to charities that support HIV positive children in Bali. Available in Singapore at Paperbag Princess, Buddha Wear was founded in Bali in 2006, starting off producing yoga wear but has since branched out into every day wear – that includes work, yoga and casual wear, most of which features lightweight materials in bright, uplifting colours that blend in wonderfully with the Bali landscape.
Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 55A, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 80361 | Jalan Laksmana 15X Oberoi, Seminyak, Bali,Indonesia 80361 | Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571 | Also available online.
Born in Brazil and having lived in Bali since 1993, designer Renato Vianna is pretty much an expert on beachside living. Combined with a family history of talented tailors, Renata is a perfect candidate for swimsuit designing, which is why every one of his beachwear designs at By The Sea are so perfect for lounging by the sparkling seas of Bali, or strolling down Jalan Raya Seminyak under the hot Balinese sun. Renata draws inspiration from Bali’s laidback lifestyle, vivid colours and untouched nature, resulting in fun, colourful, yet elegant, floral designs that look simply wonderful “By The Sea”.
Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 32, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 80361 | Also available at multiple locations throughout Bali.