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Get Affordable Batik at These Places

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Batik is an Indonesian culture that has been recognized for its beauty by the world. Batik can be used for all events, ranging from casual to official ceremony. That is why batik is preferred and much sought after by people. Jakarta is the center for batik distribution throughout the world. So let’s find out top places to buy affordable batik in Jakarta.

1. Batik Chic Gallery

Batik Chic Gallery is famous for its stylish batik. It offers a variety of clothing, bags, and sandals with a touch of batik art. Its collection is designed with a unique and elegant look. You are guaranteed to appear classy with Batik Chic Gallery’s products.

How to get there
Batic Chic Gallery is located in Kemang Selatan Street, No.107 B, South Jakarta. Opening hours is 9 am – 7 pm. After shopping at Batik Chic Gallery, take time to explore wonderful things to do in South Jakarta.

2. Batik Keris

Batik Keris is one of the most popular batik brands in Indonesia. Eventhough it has strong traditional sense, Batik Keris always follows the trends of fashion as well. Batik Keris creates batik with various materials ranging from silk to polyester.

Besides batik clothing, Batik Keris also produces handicrafts made from batik. Needless to say, it trully sells top quality batik at a fair price. You can find Batik Keris outlets in all major cities in Indonesia.

How to get there
Batik Keris is located at Emporium Pluit Mall, Pluit Selatan Raya Street, North Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm.

3. Thamrin City

Thamrin City is everybody’s favorite place to look for cheap batik. Here you can find various kinds of batik from all regions in Indonesia. There are many choices of batik, starting from the price of fifty thousand rupiah to millions of rupiah.

Its strategic location which is in the middle of the city makes Thamrin City easy to reach. No wonder Thamrin City is often visited by locals, buyers from outside Jakarta and tourists as well.

How to get there
Thamrin City is located at KH. Mas Mansyur Street, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta. Opening hours is 9 am – 10 pm. Anyway, there are various things to do in Thamrin Jakarta.

4. Batik Parang Kencana

The distinctive feature of Batik Parang Kencana is a combination of traditional and modern elements. Some of its collections displayed at Indonesia Fashion Week also have a simple and minimalist concept. That is why Batik Parang Kencana always looks beautiful and classy.

Batik Parang Kencana also presents batik clothing with pastel colors. In addition there are batik for household purposes such as pillowcases, blankets and tablecloths.

How to get there
Batik Parang Kencana is located at Plaza Senayan, Kemang Raya Street, No. 81A, South Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm.

5. Batik Danar Hadi

Batik Danar Hadi is one of the most popular batik brands in Indonesia. Since its establishment in 1967, Batik Danar Hadi has consistently been creating high-quality batik. There are a variety of batik offered by Batik Danar Hadi ranging from batik print, batik stamp to hand-made batik

Most batik by Batik Danar Hadi has a typical Solo motif dominated by brown color. In addition to men’s and women’s clothing, Batik Danar Hadi also made batik for haute couture.

How to get there
Batik Danar Hadi is located at Raden Saleh Raya Street, No. 1A, Central Jakarta. Opening hours is 9 am – 8 pm.

6. Sarinah

Sarinah has long been known as one of the batik centers in Jakarta. Since its founding in 1962, Sarinah has always been a must visit place for batik fans. Both local and foreign tourists often stop at Sarinah as well. Here there are many choices of batik at affordable prices.

How to get there
Sarinah is located at MH Thamrin Street, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm.

7. Pasaraya

Since long time ago Pasaraya has been an arch rival of Sarinah. Pasaraya is also the right place to look for various kinds of batik. Besides regular batik, here you can find premium batik such as Kendedes, Batik Semar, Radja Batik, Kampoeng Batik, and Rumainda.

How to get there
Pasaraya is located at Iskandarsyah II Street, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm.

8. Keris Gallery

The collection of batik in Keris Gallery incredibly varies. Here you can buy batik ranging from batik stamp to hand-written batik, from traditional batik to contemporer batik, from clothing to pouch. Because of its diverse collection, Keris Gallery is worth a visit for all batik lovers.

How to get there
Keris Gallery is located at HOS Cokroaminoto Street, No. 87-89, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm.

9. Alun Alun Indonesia

Alun Alun Indonesia is a must visit place for Indonesian culture enthusiast. It offers Indonesia’s fine art and culture, including fashion, jewelry and culinary. Batik certainly is available here. Popular batik such as from Solo, Yogyakarta and Pekalongan can be found here. Even though you can not find what you want, strolling around the store is quite entertaining.

How to get there
Alun Alun Indonesia is located at Grand Indonesia Mall, MH. Thamrin Street, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm. In addition shopping at Alun Alun Indonesia, there are other interesting things to do in Menteng Jakarta.

10. Iwan Tirta Private Collection

Iwan Tirta is Indonesian famous batik designer. Iwan Tirta’s batik were once worn by world leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton. His classy batik has its own characteristics that is second to none.

Iwan Tirta always makes his batik exclusively by paying close attention to details. Iwan Tirta’s batik can be seen from its neat layout and design. So far there are many awards he has received from all over the world recognizing his skills.

How to get there
Iwan Tirta Private Collection is located at Senayan City, Asia Afrika Street, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm.

More places to buy affordable batik in Jakarta

11. Pasar Tanah Abang Blok A at KH. Mas Mansyur Street, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta.
12. Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua at Mangga Dua Raya Street, Pademangan, Central Jakarta.
13. Batik Alhadi at K.H. Mas Mansyur Street, No.24, Central Jakarta.
14. ITC Cempaka Mas at Letjen. R. Suprapto Street, Central Jakarta.
15. Alleira Batik at Grand Indonesia Mall, MH. Thamrin Street, Menteng, Central Jakarta.
16. Part One Edward Hutabarat at Kemang Raya I Street, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta.

All right, those are the best places to buy affordable batik in Jakarta. Let’s take your favorite batik home..!

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