Eclectic & quirky shopping: where to shop in Canggu?
This is a tough one, as Seminyak, which is about 15 minutes away by taxi is the mecca of shopping in Bali. If you are reluctant to face the hordes of tourists in Seminyak and want to stay local and amble around Canggu, there are small fashion boutiques and cool little shops to be found all within easy walking distance of each other.
In the main restaurant area near Dues and where the road takes you down to Batu Bolong beach (Jalan Pantai Berawa) there are among the restaurants a few great places to shop.
Following are some great shops in Canggu for those that want to hang locally
- Bungalow Living This eclectic mix of home wares, food, cushions, and great coffee is a side trip in itself. Sit back and enjoy the slow pace of Canggu while you you sample delicious baked pastries, food and fresh juices.
- Deus ex Machina Ok, let’s be honest, everyone knows this place. If you are one of the people that don’t, then about 2 minutes after entering Canggu you are going to see this juggernaut. This place is famous. An institution in Canggu and if you intend to go shopping then this place will be top of your list. Deus is all about surfing, motor bike riding, art, clothing and the hipster culture. They even have a cafe out the back where you can enjoy a latte whilst letting the cool breeze of the nearby rice paddies cool you down. The place is so popular that they just opened a second store in Seminyak. Make sure you visit Deus….in fact, you won’t be able to miss it, it’s that prominent.
- Flowers and Yonder This quirky little shop offers shoppers a real eclectic mix of surf wear and surf gear, a few boards, a range of sunnies, the obligatory bikini section and beach bags. It’s got some cool brands and well worth a look is you are in a shopping frame of mind.
- House of Alaia Pick up some hand made jewellery and bling pieces before you head home. There are heaps of uber cool rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings whose design has been influenced by the local surrounding and traditional Balinese art. You can also learn to make jewellery here if you have the time.
There is also a local market on the weekend on the main strip where ex pats and locals sell everything from sarongs, jewellery right through to local souvenirs. It has a real bohemian feel and well worth a look after you have had lunch in one of the near by cafes.