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Shop like an ELLE editor: Jakarta, Indonesia

An old-school mall, which had a rollerskating club back in the 80s, is now one of the city's top shopping destinations

By ELLE Malaysia | Published: 9 Aug 2017

Shop Asia: Jakarta
Photo: The Papilion Duo

Editors from 10 Asian ELLE editions share their favourite shops and markets (and the hotel rooms they collapse in at the end of a shopping spree). This feature first appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of ELLE Malaysia.

WHERE TO SHOP

The Papilion Duo
You'll find labels such as Stella McCartney, Carven, Junya Watanabe, Tsumori Chisato and Proenza Schouler here. The boutique carries both apparel and accessories, with an excellent collection of Shourouk, EK Thongprasert and more. Pacific Place Blok GF, Kav. 52-53, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta. +62 21 57973645

Jade Boutique
This shop sells a mixture of sporty and modern laidback fashion that editors love, with brands like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marni, Alaïa, Tome, Theory, No.21 and more. Jl. Asia Afrika 19, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta. +62 815 9837 513

Art and Science
Whether it's a must-read book, classic vinyl, a boardgame to help you pass a rainy holiday afternoon, or a bag by a local designer, this cute and quirky store is your place. Grand Indonesia, East Mall, LG #40-41. Tel: +62 21 23581221

Blok-M
For many of Jakarta's residents, this area is filled with memories: it has witnessed the evolution of disco music in Indonesia, and in the '80s a club called Lipstick held rollerskating parties here. Now it's a hub for casual restaurants and ethnic clothes shopping, and has been dubbed 'Little Tokyo' for its Japanese population (including their spas and karaoke bars). Jln. Melawai V, Jakarta Selatan, 12160. +62 21 727 80271

WHERE TO STAY

Kosenda
Simply put – exceptionally cool! JL. K.H Wahid Hasyim 127 Jakarta 10240. +62 21 3193 6868

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