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Jalan Sulawesi

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Address: Denpasar, Indonesia

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Fabric Extravaganza!

Japan Sulawesi is a street full of fabric shops. The fabric is mostly for fashion (a lot of it is very beautiful stuff you'd make a ball gown out of) -- linen, silk, brocade... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Smigiggles
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Ottawa

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Ottawa
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Japan Sulawesi is a street full of fabric shops. The fabric is mostly for fashion (a lot of it is very beautiful stuff you'd make a ball gown out of) -- linen, silk, brocade, etc. I'm a quilter and went looking for 100% cotton. I would ask at the front of the store and the people would say "yes" or... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went fo r quilting fabric and came out with tons of amazing prints for 2.60$ a meter. Our driver came and carried our bags.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were directed to this street by a local driver. We were looking for various fabrics for table cloths, cushions, and batiks. There are probably two dozen shops on the street all selling various kinds of cloth. I would say prices are good and vary with the quality you buy. We did not really find what we were looking for... More 

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1 Thank Randy S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

I've been visiting Bali since 1988 but this was my first time in Jalan Sulawesi. There was one shop at the beginning of the street (left hand side as you enter) whose prices were honest and reasonable so I bought there. I go for local cottons and sarongs - some of which aren't easily found in the more touristy areas.... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Good street for finding fabrics for shirts and costumes. Not so much in trouser fabric other than wool suiting. Only some shops open all weekend and most have a break at the end of the day. Have some understanding of phrasing for lengths, widths and also to tell the street women 'attempting to help' to back off.

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2 Thank Greg V
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I was shopping for batiks suitable for quilting and had a great time. There are so many different fabrics to choose from. I purchased all the batiks from Sahara (Amy and Maya) 26 Sulawesi St (they also stocked quilting pre cut packs) and SAS Textiles where I bought plain coloured, good quality cottons.

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3 Thank Karen F
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

I visit this street twice, i decided to make kebaya 1 year ago for working purposes, at that time i did not know the price market nor quality so much, i had not bargain good and end up buy the fabric a little bit overpriced, so i spoke a lot with my tailor staff and she explain to me several... More 

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Thank Sri M
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I spent the day shopping for fabric in a one block section of Sulawesi st. I'd read all the helpful posts by others and their advice was good. There are women on the street who try to become your guide but they weren't too aggressive and I just ignored them. I did bargain and usually, as I was walking out... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Sulawesi Street in Denpasar is the textile commercial center of Bali. Along the road you will find plenty of textile shops of imaginable fabric and design. You must compare first prices in the shops or boutique in other places and then bargain hard here, otherwise you pay high prices.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

While walking from Museum Bali, I came across this attraction.Mannequins are wearing beautiful kebayas! Fabrics are very colorful. Both sides of the street are vendors selling fabrics and items related to sewing. I took some pictures and proceeded with my planned walk.

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