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The best clothing boutiques in Bali can be found in the Seminyak area along Raya Seminyak Road and Kayu Aya Road (also known as Laksmana or Oberoi). It is possible to walk along these two roads, but take note that the sidewalks are narrow and sometimes obstructed by debris and construction materials (Bali seems to be constantly building and renovating these days). Try not to get too distracted as you window-shop or else you might find yourself with your foot caught in a hole!
On Raya Seminyak Road you can find everything from colorful men’s shorts to handbags to swimwear. A notable store to pop into is Somewhere, which offers youthful styles for both men and women. When you walk down this road towards Seminyak, you will notice that eventually the number of clothing stores thins out and interior/home furnishings stores are more prevalent. At this point it is advisable to hail a taxi and have the driver take you to Kayu Aya Road.
On Kayu Aya Road you’ll find many clothing boutiques and much more variety. Aside from youthful shops like Somewhere and Bamboo Blonde, you’ll find boutiques like Uluwatu Lace, which offers stunning Balinese lace pieces that are appropriate for women both young and old. Another local designer to take note of is Ni Luh Djelantik, whose shoe store sits right before Kayu Aya Road. Paul Ropp offers colorful pieces that are perfect for tropical vacations and Shakuhachi offers edgy pieces for nights out where you are looking to turn heads. You will also find a number of children’s clothing boutiques along this road.