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Factory Outlet Shopping:
Bargains galore across Indonesia

In many other countries, an outlet store is a location where the factory/brand owner sells their items to the public direct from the factory. In Indonesia the factory outlets are usually run by middle men (wholesale buyers) who purchase overruns and seconds from the many garment factories in Indonesia and sell them to the consumers. Factory outlets stores are VERY popular in Indonesia, with expats and Indonesians alike!

factory outlets in Indonesia

These shops are sometimes called sisa export (export leftovers) but are now often called asli-palsu (or real fakes) by Indonesians. Buyer beware - because while many of the items are actually factory overruns there are also a large number of fake items. These imitation branded garments have been crafted to copy the actual branded goods ... but use inferior materials and fake labels.

The true factory outlets offer overruns and seconds on export garments at bargain prices. The foreign store and foreign currency price tag often is still on the item ... i.e., US$ 65 ... with the Rp price next to it ... Rp 45,000 (US$3.00).

Brands at many of the stores include: Abercrombie & Fitch, 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, Benetton, Cerruti 1881, Victoria's Secret, NY & Company, Sag Harbor, Old Navy, Ocean Pacific, Roxy, Hush Puppy, Versache, Table Eight, Cherokee, Express, Zara, Karen Scott, Sears, and Mervyn's brands.

The shops carry both Grade A (best quality overruns) and Grade B (seconds with something wrong with them so they didn't pass quality inspection by the buyer - so-called "factory rejects". Depending on the agreements between buyers/factories and factory outlets, the items are often put up for sale 3-6 months after they go on the market for full price elsewhere.

Don't be surprised if you see 'Made in Korea' or 'Made in Thailand' (to name a few) tags on the clothes too as many of the shops buy from agents who represents factories in these countries. Or, they are really made in Indonesia and mis-labeled on purpose!

Local production for the local market is offered in the shops as well, with a very different quality.

After you've been to a few of these stores you'll start to see similarities in stock. Asking the shops in Jakarta if they are branches of Bandung stores, few would admit it, but a lot of them are selling the same items for the same price in Jakarta as Bandung.

Whenever you are shopping, look at the quality, not just the brand. Some of the clothing in the factory outlets is brand new and of great quality, but others have major defects which would make them not be a bargain, at any price. Be sure to check the entire garment (buttons, seams, etc) before you purchase it because they cannot be returned or refunded because they are sold "as is".

The larger factory outlets accept major credit cards like visa and master card, or you can pay with cash. Enjoy your bargain hunting! Selamat Berbelanja!

In addition to the Factory Outlets below, you can also find cold weather clothing at Laxmi Tailor for excellent quality winter wear.

Following is a listing of some factory outlet shops in Jakarta, Bandung, Bekasi, Bogor, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta in Indonesia. If you know of other good outlet shops in major Indonesian cities which specialize in export garments, please share them with the community by sending an email to the webmaster.


Body 'n Soul
Jl. Kemang Raya 27 B
Bangka, Mampang Prapatan, Jakarta 12730

Body’n Soul Boutique
Jl. Kemang Raya 24 A
Bangka, Mampang Prapatan, Jakarta 12730
Tel. (62-21) 719-4268

l. TB Simatupang No.7 9
Cilandak, Jakarta Selatan
Tel. (62-21) 75816933

Jl. Mas Mansyur, Kebayoran Baru

Premium Factory Outlet
Mall Ambassador, Lt. 1 Unit 1 (next to ITC Kuningan)
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio No. 1
Jakarta 12940
Tel. (62-21) 5793-3702

Bought winter jackets and leggings for kids. The mall has a lot of Indonesian restaurants and a rather large food court. Another branch on Jalan Raya Serpong.

Raja Factory outlet
Jl. Marina Indah
Rukan Crown Golf Blok A3 & 35
Jakarta Utara

We can always find clothing for our kids. Store has export and domestic clothing, and shoes.

Rempoa Factory Outlet
Jl. RC Veteran Raya No. 2B
Bintaro, Jakarta Selatan

Bandung, West Java

Getting to Bandung

Around 20 or 30 factory outlet shops around town, mostly in the Dago, Sukajadi, Jl. Riau, and Dr. Otten areas. Big signs on the road side give directions to many of the shops. Some of the better ones are:

Rumah Moda
Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi No. 41F
Tel. (022) 203-5498

Better than most ... good selection of wide range of brands. Branch in Jakarta ... see Ot'Let above.

Export Station
Jl. Sumatera No. 30
Tel. (022) 426-4107

One of the busiest stores ... great collection and good brands.

Heritage Lifestyle Hub
LLRE Martadinata St No.65
Citarum, Bandung
Tel. (022) 426-7707

Good collection

Jl. Diponegoro No. 30
Citarum, Bandung
Tel. (022) 720-0189

Two floors, sells all the large name brands like Gap, Esprit, Reebok, Abercrombie, Nike, Tom Tailor, O'Neill, but also high end brands like Yve Saint Laurent, SKNY, Prada, Columbia, Timberland, Gucci, etc.

Rabbani Factory Outlet
Jl. Buah Batu No. 150
Lengkong, Bandung
022 731-6364

Getting to Bandung

You can always drive there using your car, rent a Big Bird bus or Silver Bird - depending on traffic via the toll road the trip only takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Best not to travel on weekends, public school holidays or long holiday weekends to avoid massive traffic jams.

Or ... take the train and enjoy the picturesque scenery and lots of room to move around in! From Jakarta to Bandung there are several trains to choose from. The Whoosh train is the preferred high-speed railway. and takes approximately 50 minutes from Halim Station in East Jakarta to Tegalluar Station in Bandung. You can catch the Whoosh from these stations in Jakarta as well - Karawang Station and Padalarang Station.

The Argo Parahyangan (GOPAR) train is an executive class train. The Jakarta-Bandung trip has mutiple departure times and takes 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

There are cheaper trains or economy classes of service on the GoPar train, if you want to save money. See a list of departure times and costs on Traveloka

Your driver can go to the train station and purchase the tickets before your departure, or if you want to be assured of seating, get your tickets through a travel agent a week before departure. For train schedules and routes of the national railway, see Kereta Api Indonesia.

You can be met at the train station by a rented limousine. Cost is per hour and depends on the type of car/van. The drivers are familiar with the location of all the most popular factory outlet shops. Grab a quick bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in town, then start shopping. The driver will get you back to the station in time to catch the train back.

If you want to spend a few days in town, you can see the historic spots in town, take a 1 1/2 hour trip to see the active Tangkuban Perahu volcano. A 1+ hour walk down the forest path from the visitors center at the summit leads you to bubbling hot springs where you can boil an egg and collect sulphur encrusted rocks. Half an hour away is Sari Ater, a private hot springs complex of hot springs pools where you can enjoy a cooler and more tolerable temperature! While in Bandung you can visit angklung factory, wayang golek factory. There are some great Restaurants in Bandung that you can try too!

Tangerang, West Java

Jakarta Premium Outlets
lam Sutera, Jl. Jalur Sutera Boulevard No 41
Tangerang, Banten 15143.

Bogor, West Java

Mehar Boutique Outlet Bogor
Jl. Arzimar I No. 4
Bogor 16152
Tel. (62) 0878-7323-3752

Manufactures clothing not only for export but also for 2 outlets in Bogor and Cibubur. Check out their environmentally friendly New Linen Collection.

Livingroom The Genuine Factory Outlet
Jl. Kumbang No. 33,
Babakan, Bogor
Tel. (0251) 839-1777
HP 0813-1894-8595

Located on the road that goes to Novotel Bogor alongside the toll road. It's on the right side of the road and about 1-2 km from the toll gate.

Thius company sources products for export to Germany only so the brands are German brands. What they sell are not rejected products but samples that they no longer use, but still in good condition with high quality. They have huge selections of winter outfits so it's a perfect place if your looking for coat or sweater, although they also have other garments too. Not too many expats know about this place (yet) , but it's popular among Indonesians whose children study abroad.

Surabaya, East Java

Jl. Dr. Soetorno No. 69
Tel. 031-567-8891

Yogyakarta, DIY

Fashion Icon Factory Outlet
Jl. Kaliurang Km 9.3

Lasat updated November 22, 2023