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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$4.50).

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 can not 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 various factory outlet shops in Jakarta, Bandung, Bekasi, Bogor, and Surabaya 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.

Jakarta

Blossom Boutique Outlet
Jl Jend Sudirman Kav 52-55 Lot #6
Jakarta Selatan  SCBD
021 515 5771

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

Brasco
Jl Raya Pasar Minggu Km 17/5 C-D-E
Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan
Tel. (62-21) 797-4375, 797-4374

DePe
Jl. Ampera Raya No. 115 P
(corner of Jl. Ampera Raya and Ampera Buntu)
Kemang, South Jakarta
Tel. 780-6910, 7883-5639
Open 9:30 am to 9:00pm daily

Name brand clothing: Gap, Versache, Esprit, Table Eight, etc. in western sizes for very cheap prices. (same owner as EsPe on Panglima Polim IX)

EsPe
Panglima Polim IX
Jakarta

Export
near Jakarta Stock Exchange

Fashion Warehouse
Kawasan Niaga Terpadu (SCBD) Lot 8
Jl. Jendral Surdirman Kav 52-53
Jakarta Selatan
021-514 01149

F & Co.
Semanggi and Ambasador Malls

French Toast Premium Factory Outlet
Jl. Kemang Selatan 8 No 55 F
Jakarta Selatan
Tel. ( 62-21) 7179-3971

Heritage
Citywalk
Jl. Mas Mansyur, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta

Premium Factory Outlet
Mall Ambassador, Lt. 1 Unit 1 (next to ITC Kuningan)
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio 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.

Queens
Jl. Wijaya I No. 75
Jakarta Selatan
Tel. (62-21) 725-8730
gueen4ucare@yahoo.com

Carries mostly international brands of sportswear like Nike, Adidas, etc.

Raja Factory outlet
Mangga Dua Square

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

Rame
Jl. Ampera Raya No. 50
Cialndak, South Jakarta 12560
Tel. 780-6490, 781-5715

Export quality branded clothing. Baby & Kids Wear, Business and Casual Clothing

Rempoa FO
Jl. Rempoa Veteran
near Bintaro, west of Pondok Indah

Rumah Manis
Jl. Ampera Raya No. 12
Kemang, South Jakarta
Tel. 719-9553
Email rumahmanis@yahoo.com

Small, but nice collection ... a good selection of name brands, conviently located in South Jakarta.

Rumah Mode

Stop Factory Store
Jl. Senopati No. 64
South Jakarta
Tel. 7249-2243, 724-5441
Open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 6:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00pm.

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. Setiabudhi No. 41F
Bandung
Tel. (022) 203-5498

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

Dago Stock Ekspor (DSE)
Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda No. 52
Bandung
Tel. (022) 423-7532

Great collection - fashion, shoes, toys, bed & bath and accessories.

Cascade and Secret
Bandung

Export Station
Jl. Sumatera No. 24-30
Bandung
Tel. (022) 426-4107

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

FOS Clothing
Dr. Otten No. 6
Bandung
Tel. (022) 426-4848

Great Collection!

Totally 4U
Jl. Sukajadi No. 228A
Bandung
Tel. (022) 203-0228

Heritage
Jl. Riau No. 63
Bandung
Tel. (022) 422-0545

Good collection

Rivai
Jl. Dr. Abdul Rivai No. 11
Bandung
Tel (022) 423-1416

Better than most ... good selection of wide range of brands. Two floors, well lit, lots of dressing rooms and clean bathrooms!

Cargo
Jl. Diponegoro No. 30
Tel. (022) 727 3429

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.

The Big Price Cut
Jl. Aceh No. 66
Tel. (022) 421-0054

Same owner has eSPe and DePe in Jakarta (see above).

Mooi
Jl. Cemara No. 83
Sukajadi, Bandung
Tel (022) 203-3911

Great for kids clothes. Also sell some shoes, sheets and bedspreads. Well lit, good spacing for shopping. In the process of expanding ... so more goodies are on the way.

Stocks Town
Jl. Buah Batu No. 178
Bandung
Tel. (022) 730-3777

The Summit
Bandung

Rich & Famous
Jl. Dago No. 14
Bandung
Tel (022) 426-5222

Good selection of wide range of brands. Carry The Gap, Old Navy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Guess, Reebok, Nike, Levi's, etc. Bargains such as Victoria Secret undies for 1 dollar each, Tommy Hilfiger's extra large shirts for 6 dollars, Tommy's sexy supershorts for 4 dollars.

Kopo Sayati
Jl Kopo Sayati No 136
Tel: 022-5426368

Bual Batu
Jl. Buah Batu No 150
022-7316364

Ujung Berung
Jl. A H Nasution No 136
022- 60961890

Jatinangor
Jl. RayaJatinangor Km 21
022 7781994

Rancaekek
Jl.Raya Dangdeur No. 58
022 7792485

Majalengka
Jl. K.H. Abdul Halim 278
0233 8287274

Padalarang
Jl. Raya Padalarang 463 M
0228 6814044

Rabbani
Jl. Dipatiukur No 44
022 2534407

Stamp Factory Outlet
Jl. Laksmana L RE Martadinata -simpang Banda 022-4261580

The  Secret Factory Outlet
Jl. Riau No. 47 and Jl. RE. Martadinata
Citarum, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40115

and not to forget ... the famed Jeans Street
Jalan Cihampelas for jeans of course and Cibaduyut for shoes.

Practical Information for foreigners, expats and expatriates moving to Indonesia - find out about housing, schooling, transport, shopping and more to prepare you for your stay in Indonesia

Getting to Bandung

You can always drive there using your car, rent a Big Bird bus or Silver Bird - depending on traffic via the new toll road the trip only takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours (compared to the previous 3-5 hours via Puncak). 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 two trains with executive class service which boasts nice reclining seats and air conditioning. (Business class has no a/c). The Argo Gede train is the more expensive one because it's half an hour faster than Parahyangan train. Argo Gede - Jakarta-Bandung trip is only twice a day, takes 3 to 3 1/2 hours. The Parahyangan train costs slightly less and leaves Jakarta very frequently, but takes over 3 1/2 hours. Your driver can go to the Gambir station and purchase the tickets a 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 Golden Bird 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 McDonald's ... then start shopping. The driver will get you back to the station in time to catch the train back.

There are also shuttle services that run from Jakarta to Bandung on a regular basis and are affordable and relatively comfortable rides in buses.

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, or take a historical tour organized by Bandung Trails. There are some great Restaurants in Bandung that you can try too!

Bekasi, West Java

Link Stok
Grand Mal Bekasi Lvl 3
Bekasi

Lots of winter jackets and sweaters. Carry The Gap, Ck, etc.

Bogor, West Java

SOT Factory Outlet (formerly TMS)
Jl. Binamarga I/17 - Bogor
Tel. (0251) 316-555 , ext. 245
HP Han Ing 0818-102-201
Tel. (0251) 316-555

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

Rich & Famous
Jl. Raya Darmo 83
Surabaya

Cargo
Jl. DR. Soetorno No. 69
Tel. 031-567-8891

If you know of other good outlet shops which specialize in export garments, or have changes for the listings above, please share them with the community by sending an email to the webmaster.

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