Bali is a shopper's paradise. You can find anything from inexpensive souvenirs and knock offs at local markets to exclusive designer boutiques featuring home wares jewelry and clothing. The Balinese have no word for "art". Art is not a category; it is a way of life. Hence the Balinese are very skilled crafts people and are known throughout the world for their handicrafts such as fabrics and weavings, wood carvings, painting and ceramics.
In the main tourist towns of Kuta, Legian, Sanur Beach, Seminyak and Ubud you will find the widest selection of goods. It is also fun to visit the crafts villages where you can see the artists create their masterpieces.
I have organized my shopping directory by category in order for you to shop for a particular item. Bali Markets are bazaar type shopping experience where every type of craftwork and touristy trinket is on sale. You may wish to Ship your larger purchases home. My book store has suggested reading on Bali.
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In the local markets and shops bargaining is the norm. The key to bargaining in Bali is to smile and be friendly. Begin by offering between 30-50% of the asking price but if you come to an agreement on the price, consider it a done deal.