6. Iwan Tirta Private Collection $$$
If however, you want to impress, the Iwan Tirta collection is the batik you want to buy. Combining his vast knowledge on batik with glamorous fashion sensibilities, Iwan Tirta was known to have impressively created more than 10,000 original batik designs during his lifetime, and his creations have been worn by countless admirers, from world leaders to celebrities to other elite clientele both famous and anonymous, and prominently featured in international magazines, such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and National Geographic. Get ready to pay at least hundreds upward to thousands of dollars per item to bring one home.
Flagship Gallery Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Shopping Arcade : +6221 2992 3541
Jl. Wijaya XIII No.11 A, Jakarta 12160 Indonesia +6221 722 1337
Plaza Senayan 1F Unit 121B, Phone: (021) 5725193
Pacific Place, Level 1 Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta 10210 +6221 5797 3551
7. Pasaraya $$$
Famous as the place to go for Indonesian souvenir hunting in Jakarta. With an entire floor dedicated for handicrafts, including wood carvings, silveworks, and weaving from all over Indonesia, and another entirely for batiks, this place has it all. One drawback, all the prices have been marked up at least twice from normal price. We suggest you to only come here if you have absolutely no more time to hunt!
Jalan Iskandarsyah II/2 (Blok M), South Jakarta
Jakarta 12160 ,Indonesia
Hours: Everyday, 10:00 – 22:00
8. Gallery Indonesia WOW (Smesco) $$
Directly managed by the State Ministry of Cooperatives & SMEs, this store is dedicated to showcase Indonesia’s quality products from all 34 provinces in Indonesia, spread in 4 floors. The place claims to only mark the price up about 25%, but to be sure, you’ll have to see for yourself!
SME Tower Lantai 6 Kav. 94, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta
Phone: (021) 27535400
Hours: Everyday, 8AM–9PM
9. Kem Chicks $$
Started from a humble grocery store in Kemang and a go to place for the expat community to find a little piece of home in their range of gourmet and imported products, Kem Chicks has become a favourite also for its inviting environment. In their main shop at The Mansion, Kemang, you can also find some local handicrafts and souvenirs displayed.
Jl. Kemang Raya No.3A, South Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta
Phone: (021) 71790065
10. Tayada Batik $$
A batik shop that offers modern origami design ready to wear batik pieces in bright colors, made from Garut batik, some using traditional patterns and some with original design. Perfect for you who wants to wear batik, but doesn’t want to wear the traditional earthy colors.
Jl. Cibitung 1/16, South Jakarta