Everyone knows this girl loves to shop!


It's true, I'm a self confessed shop-a-holic. With all the boutique homeware and fashion stores you could dream of, Bali is shopping heaven..... here’s my TOP FIVE:


Feather and Find - is a vibrant, luxury bohemian Resort collection, one that celebrates the power of femininity by flattering all shapes and sizes and encourages woman globally to show up and be seen! Using bright, bold and vibrant colours and prints to communicate your own individual essence and style - kaftans, dresses, jumpsuits, shoes and accessories sourced with a tribal influence. Like me, you will spend hours in this boutique store in Seminyak as every piece is worth trying on until, like me, you find and fall in love with a jumpsuit that felt styled and designed with me in mind! You will feel that way too, I’m sure of it!



The Tailor and His Lover - some say ‘it’s all in the name’ which is why I went hunting to find this little boutique store - I wanted to know who was ‘The Tailor and his Lover!’ Obsessed with creating great designs for ‘real’ woman, these fabulous collections are made from personally selected fabrics - silk, linen, taffeta, organza, georgette, wool and the finest quality cottons sourced from New Zealand, Indonesia and the world over. A New Zealander is the designer (so a little bias!) and creator of this edgy, styled, glam with a twist of whimsy - exactly how the tailor likes his lovers! As the label explains and is most certainly seen in their collections, which are drop dead gorgeous! This is ‘my style’ - white shirts in shear fabrics with a little ruffle and ripped cut off denim jean shorts - edgy yet glam - I love it and I also quite like the tailor too..



Karma Koma - I have always popped in to see the new collections here when visiting Bali. There’s no other brand quite like it - simple as that, and upon entering their store, you will soon see why! Created by an Italian designer, it offers women refined, feminine styles in flowing fabrics and powerful, vibrant, spicy colours that span their entire collection and have become the identity of the brand! Low-cut necklines that combine small delicate chains, lace and leather yokes create a unique fashion style - dresses, pants, skirts, jumpsuits - you will want to touch, feel, try them on and will fall in love with them all! And about their accessories… you will find a full range of leather goods - bags, pouches, belts, purses and shoes! This designer has thought of everything and every detail and is a stand out store you must include on your shopping ventures!



The Bali Tailor - Think all things leather and suede! Whether it’s from their in-store collection or a piece that has been tailor-made to suit you and your requirements, sourced from the highest quality leather and suede in Indonesia, the design team will work closely with you to produce a quality garment that you will wear and love for years. On a recent trip to Bali and my first visit to The Bali Tailor store, I knew the exact leather jacket I wanted, the Millie Biker Jacket in soft black leather - it felt amazing on and was a perfect fit! It is such a classic style, will never date and I’ll never part with it!



Monsieur Blonde - A stunning collection by a french designer and handmade in paradise by local craftsman. The most exquisite, delicate jewellery and lingerie collections I’ve seen this side of Paris! Monsieur Blonde has quickly become my go to store for finely crafted, one of a kind pieces, in gold or silver, adorned with the most beautiful gemstones. Their lingerie line is one that embodies the designers vision of femininity and timeless French elegance. The Storm necklace and Salt Lovers Ring are pieces I have recently purchased at the Oberoi store (Seminyak) they each have a story and one that resonated with me, so much so, I wanted to own a little piece of Monsieur Blonde for myself. My collection is one that will definitely grow with each return visit to Bali.


Tina Arthur