HIP­STER’S FIXTER

hellobali Guide to Bali - - SHOPPING & FASHION -

SEMINYAK is the by­word for shop­ping. From the breezy day wear to skimpy evening dresses, you’ll get your ul­ti­mate fash­ion fix. Seminyak Road, a stroll down from Bin­tang Su­per­mar­ket, has lots of good stores to visit. If you’re up for a day un­der the sun, Some­where ( Jl. Raya Seminyak no. 22A, some­where store­bali.com) has many pieces that will suit boys and girls. Washed-out and colour­ful sin­glets? Check. Short cut-outs? Check. Quirky hip­ster-ish ac­ces­sories? (Yes, with feath­ers and what­not) Check. If any­thing, dress­ing up like a hip­ster is to­tally le­git here.

But for a rather fine af­fair, ladies might want to see what Ma­gali Pas­cal ( Jl. Raya Seminyak no. 65, T: +62 361 737 907, ma­g­a­li­pas­cal.com) has in stock. The long white dresses are a best­seller in Au­gust, the month when the leg­endary beach club KU DE TA ( Jl. Kayu Aya no. 9, Seminyak, T: +62 361 6969, kudeta.net) throws the in­fa­mous white party. So is the case with BIASA ( Jl. Raya Seminyak no. 36, T: +62 361 730 308, bi­asagroup.com), the sar­to­rial master of ef­fort­less chic—or, shall I say, the Prada of Bali. Ev­ery fab­ric is fine cot­ton that’s hand­picked and lends a del­i­cate smooth­ness to the tex­tu­ral feel. By the way, the white shirts and skirts are un­der­stat­edly gor­geous.

Seminyak also doesn’t skimp on cloth­ing choices for men. One of the fash­ion-state­ment brands must be Ben­son ( Jl. Raya Seminyak no. 65B, T: +62 361 732 132, ben­son­shorts.com). Con­cep­tu­alised in Aus­tralia and made in Bali, the shorts on the shelves are de­signed to seize the day—if you get what I’m say­ing. Also a very fine op­tion for guys—prefer­ably hip­sters—is Zut­tion (Jl. Laks­mana/Oberoi no. 49, be­hind Café Zuc­chini). The sin­glets, shoes and shorts scream trop­i­cal hol­i­days, and the ladies shouldn’t miss out the range of glasses. Bali-based CAST eyewear has an eye­catch­ing se­lec­tion, a cou­ple of which were worn by Lady Gaga and Madonna.

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