July 20, 2016

GAYA CERAMIC Handmade & exclusive ceramics for intimate desires  The very clever and creative team of Gaya Ceramic has produced a small and wonderful collection of fragrances. (no doubt there was ‘a nose’ to produce the fragrance, that’s industry speak for a perfumer) Anyway, this collection is reminiscent of the ‘old classic’ Italian ones, names are – Copper-Red, […]

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JULY 6, 2016

Ubud is getting out of control, it’s got a whole lot more going on in this quaint (in parts) hill town to make their southern retailers feel more than a tad envious…. But hey the first stop you need to make in this cultural center is a good cup of coffee so suggest the hip […]

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June 8, 2016

Following are a number of retailers that have survived in Bali, why? they do everything right, they have found their niche, know their merchandise, good staff, regular changes in window & shop displays, advertising ++ of course there are more too…. And, next issue will cover Ubud, so can add Goddess of the Go! I have only included only […]

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May 25, 2016

Are you like me and collect business cards as you go, my collection is vast so finally found some time to sit patiently and edit a batch of them, what a job it was!! Okay so here you are, some contacts that maybe of interest to you. You never know, one of these shops may […]

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May 11, 2016

Kuala Lumpur is a super city and thought it would be fun to share my thoughts in general in this issue of Retail Therapy. So it’s really a girly’s point of view, a fly-in and fly-out sort of break, purely from a shoppers view point, particularly if your interest lies in make-up and perfume (most of […]

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March 30, 2016

Hard to believe that Easter has come and gone where do these months go?! Some retail news follows, A popular retail store The Orchard has relocated to the interesting hub of Jl Raya Kerobokan better than the noisy, hurried precinct of Seminyak central, plus a beautiful home/gift store Silver Lining at Made’s Warung offers us […]

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GET THAT LOOK WITH RADO’S SHOES

Ah there’s nothing like a new pair of shoes to bring fresh life to your fave dress or your everyday work wear. So, imagine a store full of shoes, not boring shoes mind you, shoes that will create some buzz, some talk, some gossip! fashionable shoes, stylish sports shoes, canvas & colorful espadrilles, shoes rich with sequins […]

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TAILORED, BY THE BALI TAILOR

Customize your leather designs  Leather is always a popular fashion item on any shopping list and the options are endless for clothing, bags, sandals & boots. Tailored is the newest leather boutique to ‘up the anti’ in showcasing prime leather pieces with distinctive edge. Located on Jl Beraban, it’s really rather easy to find. Walk/bike up […]

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February 17, 2016

TRIBAL SIGNATURE A focus on Indonesia’s rich culture and tradition in textiles Every island within the Indonesian archipelago contributes to the visual expression of Indonesia. Textiles are a centuries old tradition and play an important role in this unique culture and represent a rich tapestry of color and pattern. Anita Prasetyaningsih is the founder of […]

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February 03, 2016

AMIR HOME COLLECTION Indonesian wood furniture & selected antiques Born, raised and schooled in Kalimantan (Borneo) Amir started out learning the furniture trade from the ground up, first watching the artisans who spent their days crafting wood into furniture; he learnt the numerous techniques of making/finishing furniture, repairing/ polishing, about various woods, particularly teak wood […]

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