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Jakarta Shoppings

Metropolitan Jakarta is never short of shopping destinations, and while property experts warn that there is already an oversupply of retail space in the Jakarta property market, new malls keep cropping up. These malls in Jakarta cater to different segments of customers. Some malls focus on the high income people who enjoy upscale fashion. Some malls, like the International Trade Center (ITC) that scatter throughout Jakarta, accommodate bargain hunter that are willing to trade the comfort for cheaper goods. While most malls focus on the fashion side, there are numbers of malls that focus more on the Electronic and Computer product, having only limited number of fashion stores in the mall.

Aside from the malls, Jakarta also has some numbers of Factory Outlet for some serious reduction in price for branded goods. Brands at many of the stores include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Future.now, Eddie Bauer, MAG, Nautica, Fendi, Elle, Hugo Boss, DKNY, Espirit, Calvin Klein, Armani, Crocodile, Balley Apostrophe, Alfred Dunhill, Nike, Reebok, Limited, The Gap, Banana Republic, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Adidas, Puma, Ann Taylor, D&G, BCBG, J. Crew, Allure, Bennetton, Cerruti 1881, Victoria's Secret, NY & Company, Sag Harbor, Old Navy, Ocean Pacific, Roxy, Hush Puppy, Versace, Table Eight, Cherokee, Express, Karen Scott and Sears and Mervyn's brands.

However, if you are looking for some souvenirs, batik, art and craft, and antiques for your home, there are few places that you can go. From the cluster of outdoor small stores in Pasar Seni Ancol, to the stores around and along Kemang Raya, to Sarinah Department store (The first department store built, with the first escalator installed in Indonesia). In these places, you will find unique, authentic, and exquisite crafts from all over the archipelago.

More specialized goods such as imported wine and cigars, can be purchased in duty free shops. Recently the government has imposed a ban on selling liquor in supermarkets, making only specialized stores and duty free shops are allowed to carry these goods.




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