While most known for its multitude of factory outlets, the Bandung shopping district also offers other apparel options as well as food stalls.
There are about 40 factory outlets (Fo) in Bandung, with most visitors selecting Rumah Mode, Grande, Rich & Famous, and Cargo as their favorites.
Rumah Mode while popular, is very crowded especially on weekends. Other shops include Mode Plus, Natural, Donatello (all these are located on Jl Setiabudi), Blossom, Glamour, Raffles City, Jetset, Grande, Episode, Happening (all these are located on Jl Dago), Terminal tas, Cascade, Heritage, The Summit (all these are located on Jl Riau). These outlets are known for the high-end brands that they carry, such as Armani, Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Baby Phat, Bebe, and Guess, just to name a few. The prices are lower than low, and there are more outlets than we listed here, so you are sure to find something.
This spot is more like a bazaar with so many shops in it. It has eight floors to explore, with each floor selling different things. Shopping here is much different from the factory outlets, but it is also very hot and crowded, especially on weekends. A pair of locally made shoes cost from as low as $3 USD, and they are surprisingly comfortable too. You can find men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel here too. They also carry shoes, handbags, textiles, bed sheets, carpets, and other goods. The wares are generally locally produced so there are no international brand names at Pasar Baru.
If you are looking to take home some food, try a layer cake from Ny Liem. This traditional cake has mild spices and is very moist and delicious to eat. It keeps for a week or so, and I especially like it from this shop.
There are also great French yogurt shops in the stalls that are quite small and easy to miss. The treat is available for sale in single serve cups or in liters, with great flavors such as strawberry, vanilla, cherry, plain, coffee, mocha, blueberry, and mango. The food stall prices are reasonable, especially when compared with supermarket prices, and it tastes even better.
Bandung is famous for their steamed brownies, known locally as “brownie kudus.” They come in many flavors and brands. You can find mass manufactured ones in the shops, like Amanda brand, or you can buy locally made ones at street stalls and local bakeries and sweet shops.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about areas to shopping in Bandung.