Island guide: Bali
Away from the ramshackle shops selling tie-dye and Bintang beer T-shirts, Kuta’s Beachwalk mall (beachwalkbali.com) is the stop for the big international fashion players as well as some local names such as beachy Bamboo Blonde (bambooblonde.com ).
It’s all about fashion in Seminyak: ground zero is shiny, air-conditioned Seminyak Square shopping centre ( seminyaksquare.com) on Jalan Laksmana. Use it as a base to explore the surrounding streets, which host a vast spread of international designers producing local fashion, much of which is adorned with beadwork and handmade lace. Many ensure the workers producing these intricate clothes are paid fairly: the list should include Lulu Yasmine, Magali Pascal and Natasha Gan (luluyasmine.com, magalipascal.com, natashagan.com) for knock‘em-dead evening wear and statement pieces, while Pura Vida (puravidafashion.com) and Biasa (biasagroup.com) will set you up with fun party dresses and super-stylish men’s and women’s resort wear.
Love matchy-matchy? Lila Lane (lillalane.com) is a great start to find a matching shoes/clutch/ belt combo.
Another Island Living’s (anotherstores.com) Indo-Indian blankets are lustworthy, while Kim Soo (kimsoo.com) has impeccable homewares and jewellery as well as a stylish little cafe.
Canggu’s beachy vibe
Homeware heaven ... Kim Soo has a range of stylish things for the home, as well as a cafe.