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November 19, 2016

Shopping in Yogyakarta: Lulu Lutfi Labibi, Kotagede Silver and Batik Mirota

Shopping in Yogyakarta: Lulu Lutfi Labibi, Kotagede Silver and Batik Mirota
Shopping in Yogyakarta: Lulu Lutfi Labibi, Kotagede Silver and Batik Mirota
What to buy in Yogyakarta?

On our second day in Yogyakarta, we got to create our own adventure and itinerary for #TripofWonders #WonderfulIndonesia. 

Everyone in our group chose the Cultural Visit to the Sultan's Palace. I wanted to find balance during our trip and discover things in Yogyakarta aside from the temples and palaces. I chose the Shopping Tour. It was the best decision... because... keep on reading!

We had an early lunch at the Omah Dumur Restaurant. It is a nice restaurant perfect for shoots and doing your #ootd's. :)

Love the doors

How to #OOTD with King Gzul

Food stations

Being wacky with Becky! Her body is #goals!

Now I am hungry :) 

Photo grabbed from @rodelflordeliz. Read his blog.


After lunch the group split up - the others went to see the Sultan's Palace and our group walked down the street of Kotagede towards Lulu Lutfi Labibi studio. I spotted silver shops along the way, lodged in old Javanese style houses. 


Lulu Lutfi Labibi

Lulu Lutfi Labibi

The better spot is the lane to Lulu Lutfi Labibi where we had endless photo shoot :) 

shopping in yogyakarta
Hi Rodel!

shopping in yogyakarta
with Certified Foodie @ThanisLim (Brunei)
I missed his energy and appetite for adventures!

shopping in yogyakarta
@Longdy and I were (almost) twinning and we just had to have a photo together :) 


Lulu Lutfi Labibi is a famous fashion designer in Yogyakarta. His studio showcases his work on traditional Indonesian clothing in trendy cuts and styles. We really love the industrial and laid-back feel of the studio. 

shopping in yogyakarta
Sorry for the dark shadows. You have to see the designs in real life :) 

shopping in yogyakarta
We all got inside when we saw the studio

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
Some of the designs of Lulu Lutfi Labibi

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
Say hi to the vlog!!!

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
Cute pants or skirt (?)

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
This is how we deal with Mondays :) 

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
Tell me you love the place too!

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
Longdy was just sitting in one corner while we were having endless "photo shoots"
I told him, everyone deserves a good photo :) 

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
I missed Shasya (Indonesia) and the way we laughed!

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
Plants make photos prettier :) 

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
Hi Leya! Love the spunk and style!

Lulu Lutfi Labibi
with the Apple of my Left Eye @rodelflordeliz


Lulu Lutfi Labibi
We were such a happy bunch! 
with Gzul, Rodel, Shasya, Longdy, Rebecca, Thanis and Leya


Silver Kotagede

I never thought Yogyakarta, Indonesia is famous for silver. But tracing back history, Kotagede, Yogyakarta is famous for supplying household and ceremonial equipment for the royal family. It was in 1930s when silver production prospered in the region. Today, Kotagede is famous for silver shops and workshops which is also a famous activity for tourists. 

We visited Silver Kotagede which houses different silver works from accessories, filigrees, and sculptures. I checked for a good charm to add on my bracelet (something that would remind me of my travel to Indonesia) but I couldn't find the perfect one. I decided to buy myself a pair of earrings (with the help of my dear Leya!). I chose a simple stud earrings with whirlwind design (I don't want too girly style ;)). It's been ages the last time I wore earrings. I just couldn't wear any fancy accessories because of my sensitive skin. I got the pair for around $9 USD (which is discounted at $7.2 USD!) If you love silver and accessories, make sure that you visit this place in Yogyakarta.

I can't believe I didn't have a photo in this store :) I super enjoyed my (window) shopping experience. 

Batik Mirota


Batik Mirota

Our last stop was the Batik Mirota. We headed down the city with busy street and stalls outside that reminds me of Divisoria. When we got inside, I thought it was a small store but it was a 2-storey building filled with everything Indonesian - batik items, souvenirs, bags, clothing, leather goods. I wish we had more time to explore.




We decided to buy Batik scarves for friends. A very good deal for only $2. something dollars :) 

Batik Mirota
Photo by @rodelflordeliz
Batik Mirota
Our fave find from Batik Mirota Hahaha


It is good to explore this side of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Shopping in another country is always a fun experience when you do math in your head, convert, and decide if buying such item would give you peace of mind once you are back in your home country :)


Watch this super cool video by Rodel Flordeliz:

The following day, we flew to Bali to experience... the BEACH!!!

...to be continued.



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