It's often said that visitors to Bali go over with an empty suitcase and come back with a full one and it's no surprise really when shopping is so good. Bali shopping is one of the most popular things about a trip to Bali and offers some of the cheapest beach wear, resort wear, jewellery and furniture. The markets are a great place to pick up a bargain and although they can be crowded and busy, there's always time to negotiate the price. There are also a great range of boutiques and shopping malls throughout Bali that also offer cheaper prices however there is no haggling in these stores.
Ubud is home to some quirky boutiques and specialty resort wear and yoga stores as well as the two main markets, Sukawati Market and the Ubud Market. Although the Ubud Market is renowned as a one-stop shopping destination, the Sukawati Market has a reputation for being the cheapest so if you have the time and the transportation it's well worth checking them both out. The Sukawati Market offers clothing, fabrics, cushions, bags and accessories while the Ubud Market has a great range of rattan bags, placemats and baskets as well as sarongs, masks, fabrics, home décor and coconut husk crafts.
Further south in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak the focus is less on craft and more on clothing, shoes and funky surf products. This is where you'll find big name brands like Biasa, Paul Ropp, Billabong, Quicksilver, Body and Soul, Stussy and Ocean Pacific at practically half the price you'd find them anywhere else. Kuta is generally the cheapest with Seminyak being a bit more high end and Legian being a buffer in between.
Aside from the boutiques, there are also a number of outlet stores where you'll find the best buys. These southern areas of Bali are also where the majority of home wears and furniture can be found. Offering much cheaper options than other parts of the world, here you'll find big ticket items at small ticket prices including dining sets, frames, mirrors and lamps. These designer products are very popular amongst shoppers and there are a number of reputable retailers to purchase from.