OUTSIDERS OF FASHION circles may long to know the insider’s best-kept shopping secrets. And if you’re a fan of discounted goods, this is the guide for you. Bali-made with Italian sensibility, SKS (Simple Konsep Store) ( Jl. Kayu Aya no. 40, Seminyak, T: +62 361 730 393, sksbali.com) is a long-standing retail institution that offers eclectic goods and clothes of beautiful designs. Their discounted store, Simple Konsep Sale ( Jl. Drupadi no. 54, Seminyak, T: +62 361 3611 124, sksbali.com) is easy to miss but hard to forget. You can get dresses, shirts and tees for all ages, including babies, for a very low price.
Not all discounted stores are inconspicuous from the main street. The headquarters of kitsch-trendy Paul Ropp ( Jl. Pengubengan no. 1x, Kerobokan, T: +62 361 730 023, paulropp.com) holds big sales twice or more every year. And if you’re planning to visit Bali at the end of the year, keep an eye on pop-up sale stores along the long and winding Petitenget. Better yet, most of these stores mentioned are open till 9pm or later every single day.