An area best explored by foot, Jalan Kayu Aya boasts an abundance of luxury and designer boutiques catered to men and women’s fashion, beachwear, accessories, jewellery and furniture. Satisfy the Travelshopa in you and join us we take a look inside one of Bali’s most popular shopping streets – Jalan Kayu Aya. Also, be sure to stay at The Colony Hotel an oasis of calm amidst the harried activity of Jalan Kayu Aya and enjoy a wonderful meal at Urchin.
Bali Boat Shed is hard to forget! Those colourful sheds will hit you right between the eyes as you fling around the corner from Petitenget. And… inside is where you will satisfy your unquenchable shopping thirst. This multi-label concept store showcases some of the most prominent emerging brands, and boasts an extravagant collection of on point fashion for any urban fashionista; from high-fashion apparel, accessories and jewellery to men and women’s resortwear. What’s more, Bali Boat Shed also has its own label of handmade leather and canvas bags.
Jalan Kayu Aya, No. 22a, Seminyak, Bali 80361
One may think swimwear is easy to find in Bali. But we beg to differ. It’s a godsend that Maidenlove by Kirsten Sikiotis has opened in Bali and the boutique is found along this busy shopping strip. Apart from swimwear made from Italian Lycra, you’ll also find a humble collection of coveralls, maxi dresses, tops, skirts and pants made from silks, cotton, linens and rayons. Not to forget some accompanying accessories like sunglasses and beach bags.
Jalan Kayu Aya, No. 8, Oberoi, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Jewellery hoarders are in for a treat at Maru Jewellery. We instantly fell in love with each statement piece from the unique blends of silver and gold to the use of brass and copper. Better still, each piece is created using traditional Balinese jewellery making techniques. This clever team constantly experiments with different metals, textures and stones to never fail at creating cutting-edge designs. It is no wonder the shop’s appeal lies in the detailed patterns carved into metals, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Jalan Kayu Aya, No. 7a Seminyak, Bali 80361
Vintage furniture and homewares
There are plenty of fashionable boutiques with contemporary wares nestled around Seminyak, but finding one with great vintage pieces can be a bit of a challenge. Enter Mekong, and you will be greeted by a covetable smorgasbord of vintage and antique home accessories, furniture pieces, jewellery and clothing from around Asia.
Jalan Kayu Aya No. 47, Seminyak, Bali 80361
When we think colour, we think ‘ Zimi. Bali-based label Mister Zimi is the women’s fashion label and brainchild of Zoe and Jimi Paul. An iconic brand that fuses modern Australian designs with distinct Balinese influences. What sets Mister Zimi apart from the rest is their distinct patterns that are not only vibrant but also oh-so-chic. Once you know a ‘Zimi you will always be able to spot one. Collections include summer and winter dresses, oversized tees, boots, ballet flats and accessories like leather bags and silk scarves. They even have a small range of similar designs for little ones that are too irresistible for words.
Jalan Kayu Aya No. 47, Seminyak, Bali 80361
In just 4 years, this home-grown brand has made wonders by breaking new ground in the Indonesian fashion industry and beyond. Olenka is your go-to boutique for unpretentious womenswear with a twist. Here you will find hand-printed designs that exude an effortless elegance and attention to detail. Also known as one of the first Indonesian fashion labels to design and offer high-quality swimwear, Olenka gives the modern woman a well-rounded wardrobe with good, lasting quality apparel.
Jalan Kayu Aya Oberoi, Seminyak, Bali 80361
What’s a trip to Bali without becoming familiar with some traditional Batik clothing? Quarzia not only offers a range of Batik wear but also celebrates artisan batik-making techniques by applying them to their pieces. Hand-woven or hand-painted, the end products are comfy and stylish – perfect takeaways from your trip. Pick from a myriad of fascinating prints, patterns and colours in luxurious silk, chiffon and cotton materials.
Jalan Kayu Aya No. 3A, Oberoi, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Kill two birds with one stone at Simplekoncepstore, where you’ll find apparel for men, women and toddlers, along with homewares and accessories that boast both gorgeous and functional designs. The store is very much a multi-label fashion boutique as it is a multi-label homeware store, with brands that are extensive on both fronts. Whether you’re looking for clothes, accessories, cotton diapers, clocks, home ornaments or even quirky wooden cutlery, Simplekoncepstore is the place for you.
Jalan Kayu Aya No. 40, Seminyak, Bali 80361
The Warung of Simple Pleasures is an extension of the Deus Ex Machina in Canggu, which plays home to a range of fashion items and bags, handmade bikes, motorbikes and crafted surfboards. After a little facelift last year, The Warung of Simple Pleasures now includes a café together with a spacious interior showcasing unique items including beachwear and accessories for men and the collection of crafted surfboards for all surfer enthusiasts.
Jalan Kayu Aya No. 18C, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Despite its name, Vintage Century is a lot more indie-modern century than anything else. Mainly for ladies, this boutique consists of an extensive jewellery collection and leather accessories including sequin shoes, bags, belts and studded jackets. We particularly adore the fluid and organic designs on the jewellery items like knotted bracelets, silver tribal armbands, artfully detailed rings and silver necklaces. Picking one piece is just not enough.
Jalan Kayu Aya No. 176A, Seminyak, Bali 80361