Indonesia’s capital is a thriving metropolis with everything in retail from the super cheap to super exclusive. This is a pretty good reason to take a family holiday in Jakarta with kids. But where is one to start? The experts on everything trendy in Jakarta, Honeycombers Jakarta, gives suitcases&strollers the lowdown on all the best places to do your shopping for kids in Jakarta.
Looking for play clothes that won’t make you cry if the kids get paint, mud or food on them? ITC Fatmawati (39 Jalan RS Fatmawati, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Indonesia, Tel: +62 21 7279 0888) or Ambassador Mall (Jalan Professor Doktor Satrio, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia, +62 21 576 0457) have plenty of cheap childrenswear. Another option is to go to one of the factory outlets around the city. If you’re in luck, you’ll find Gap, Espirit, Old Navy and Next brands. Just remember that sizes may differ to what you’re used to, so be sure to choose wisely.
The city is covered in mainstream brands that offer original imported clothes. Most high end malls have familiar brands like Gap Kids, Zara Kids, Gingersnaps, Marks and Spencers, Next and Mothercare. If your kids are into Barbie or Disney characters, head to Kidz Station.
For the more discerning mama and child, the city offers plenty of options for your little fashionista. Little Toes stocks brands like Splendid, Tea Collection and Zutano. If you’re looking for hip clothes for boys (think country club meets California cool), then take a look at their stock of Fore.
Who doesn’t adore French brand, Bonpoint for their posh tot? Make your way to Little Brown Tree, where fashion meets function and hip meets quality. This little boutique also stocks Caramel Baby and Child, Maan, and Quincy.
Kids Emporium is the place to get exclusive kids wear. You’ll find beautiful apparel from French haute couture designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and other famous foreign brands like Lili Gaufrette, Monnalisa, Simonetta, Repetto, Timberland, Cuini, Il Gufo, I Pinco Pallino, Naturino and Camper for Kids.
For more travel tips on shopping in Indonesia for kids, see the suitcases&strollers story Shop Seminyak, Bali