Popular Factory Outlets in Bandung West Java Indonesia
One thing that most popular in Bandung-West Java, Indonesia is the numerous factory outlets that is spread throughout the city. Those factory outlets sell many kind of fashion products, bags, shoes, accessories, belts, wallets, watches, hats and many more.
You may reach Bandung from many part of areas in Indonesia. For instance, from Jakarta, you may reach Bandung by air, or by train (Argo Parahyangan) from Gambir Station, by bus from Kampung Rambutan Bus Station, or drive your own car via the toll (Cipularang Toll) about 2 hours and half or 3 hours car drive.
There are about four different areas in Bandung where there is the best Factory Outlet : Along RE Martadinata Street, Setiabudi Street, Cihampelas Street and Ir H Juanda Street or along Dago and Merdeka street.
1. Heritage Factory Outlet
Address : 63 LL RE Martadinata Street Bandung
Phone : +62-22-4220545
This is the first Factory Outlet in LL RE Martadinata Street, or local people used to call it Riau Street. Heritage is the big factory outlet in Riau street.
Heritage FO is unique with the old building and European design. Inside, you may find many clothes racks, well it's a woman's paradise :)
There is also a pond with koi fishes, this pond, I think it become trademark in any Bandung FO or store. Most of the merchandise sold are branded or export quality.
Outside there is a cafe, local people used to wait their wives or girlfriends in that cafe. Don't go there on weekends, that place will be so full with people. If you like to enjoy shopping, then visit before weekends.
Price Range : 80,000 IDR to 300,000 IDR or $8 to $30
Heritage Factory Outlet
Heritage Factory Outlet
2. The Summit
Address : 61 LL RE Martadinata Street, Bandung
Phone : +62-22-4221001
Across from Heritage, you will find The Summit. Just like the Heritage and other factory outlets, the Summit sells almost the same thing.
But the collections and the atmosphere are different. It's worth trying I think. You will find different brands, different quality and style.
Price Range : 80,000 IDR to 400,000 IDR or $8 to $40
3. For Men Factory Outlet
Address : 36 LL RE Martadinata Street, Bandung
Phone : +62-22-4207888
This is the only factory outlet for men only. So girls, if you'd like to search gifts for your boyfriend, here is the place.
For Men sells t-shirt, jeans, under wears, shoes, hats, and all men outfits. This place also great for guys who don't want to follow your ladies when they're shopping crazy around the factory outlets along RE Martadinata street.
There are many FOs in RE Martadinata street, I can not mention the name one by one, some FO are closed and change with the new ones and new vendors. But the three Fo (Heritage, The Summit, and For Men) remain the same. Just walk along the street and browse yourself.
4. Rumah Mode
Address : 41 Dr.Setiabudi Street, Bandung
Phone : +62-22-2035498
Rumah Mode is the best Factory Outlet in Bandung I think. They have a great collection of jeans, shoes, and bags. And the place itself, it's like a resort. Even if you don't want to buy anything, it's still worth visiting this place.
There are many restaurants and food outlets here. Like Java Bean, Bumbu Desa Restaurant (serve Sundanese dishes), many more.
The entire complex is beautiful, you may enjoy the scenery and taking pictures here. There is a fountain with Dewi Sri statue, the Javaneese Goddess and a beautiful garden.
You may visit here with your entire family. Since there are many collections from adults to children, men and women. If you feel tired, just take a break and have some coffee or juice in food court areas. Just a great place for shopping.
Price range : 50,000 IDR to 400,000 IDR or $5 to $40
Rumah Mode Setiabudi
5. Cihampelas Street
If you'd like to buy some jeans, try Cihampelas street. Many people look for jeans there. Cihampelas street has been known as Bandung jeans center. But I think the jeans products are the same with the FO's products. Vendors in Cihampelas just sell a similar product, if you walk along the street, you may find many similar products.
So, if you visit Cihampelas street, try Cihampelas Walk, it's a mall with open area to relax and hang out.
You may find many jeans vendors along this street.
Tips visiting Bandung
Bandung is the West Java capital city, so it will be easy to reach this city. If you'd like to visit LL RE Martadinata from the airport, you may take taxi or cab, usually the cab has a fixed rate from the airport. About 40,000 IDR to 50,000 IDR or about $5
If you'd like to go to LL RE Martadinata street from the Bandung train station, you have to choose a cab with meter, if not you have to negotiate with the cab driver and usually you will pay a higher fare-rate.
Or you may try angkot :) Angkot is a local public transportation, choose the Station Hall-Sadang Serang direction, and it's quite cheap, about 2,000 IDR per person or $0.2
If you'd like to visit tourism spots or shopping areas in Bandung, avoid weekends, or else you will be stuck in the middle of many people. People from Jakarta used to visit Bandung during weekends and it's really crowded. Surely, you won't enjoy shopping in a crowded situation.
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