Dago Factory Outlets in Bandung, Indonesia


Dago Factory Outlets in BandungDago Factory Outlets in Bandung are one of the many choices of places to visit while shopping in this part of Indonesia. The area is very popular with Malaysians and Singaporeans, and they also cater to the people from Jakarta that come there for the weekends to buy up everything.

Since AirAsia open the flight route there, many Malaysians have been coming to Bandung solely to shop at the factory outlets around here. It has become sort of a pilgrimage for many people.

The factory outlets here are spaced out throughout the town so unless you know the roads in Bandung well, you could make your own way there but I would not advise even trying.

Time spent looking for the Dago factory outlets would be good shopping time wasted. Anyway, it is quite cheap to hire a van with a driver for the entire day shopping the factory outlets in Bandung.

One of the rows of outlets in Dago

Dago Factory Outlets in Bandung

Factory Outlets or locally known as Outlets or FO's, they are spread well around Bandung city. One may think they are like F.O.S in Malaysia, but they are not, trust me.

Much better than what we have here. On a lighter note, if you are super bandy and trendy, then you are better off shopping in Hong Kong, Bangkok or Spore and give Bandung a miss.

One of the interesting areas where most of the factory outlets are based in old converted colonial bungalows. There are about 8 to 10 factory outlets there and once reaching there, you can walk from outlet to outlet as most of them are next to each other.

Local hawkers would be in front of almost any factory outlet selling drinks and food. You will also see some selling souvenirs or even cheap knock-off t-shirts by the road.

Episode Factory Outlet

The thing to look out for are the 'brands'. So if you see Versace and Louis Vuitton on entering a factory outlet, be cautious. They are most likely 99% fake. Those who do not know will fall for it while those who know will just buy it since t is cheap. Maybe as a gift for someone home?

Racks of Hugo Boss and Burberry Jeans


Factory Outlet for Men in Bandung

Are are a number of factory outlets for men in Bandung too. Brands like Hugo Boss, Burberry, Versace, Timberland, Nike, Manchester United (MU), Armani, DKNY, Old Navy, Billabong, Quicksilver and many others are available for both women and men here in Dago.

However these are all mostly shirts, tees and pants. No shoes or wallets and if you see any, they are mostly local brands.

They have a great selection of cargo pants, shorts and beach wear for the men. But you have to check the items carefully as some of them may have a button missing or a slight tear.

Overall, you tend to see more men spending time actually shopping at these factory outlets. Something you seldom see in Kuala Lumpur or many other places. 

Inside one of the Factory Outlets in Dago

Factory Outlet for Women


Not that I shop much for women, but by browsing around, I saw quite a number of well known brands like; Zara, MNG, Esprit, Gap, TopShop, DKNY, Gucci, Armani, Miss Selfridge, Nike, Old Navy, Victoria Secret and the list just goes on.

Not all the outlets may have the same things so the tip here is if you see something you like a any of the factory outlets, just get it as it will be such a hassle to go back to look for it thus wasting precious shopping time.

Anyhow, the prices are anywhere from Rp.20,000 to Rp.80,000 per top. (That is about RM6.40 to RM25.00) for a top. Also for some skirts and pants. I did see a number of 'hot-pants' too.

Inside one of the outlets

At Dago Factory Outlets, there are special sizes for the men. For the larger sized/plus sized men, there are XXL, XXXL or Big Size as they are known there. So, if you wander around the factory outlets and cannot find them, just ask one of the assistants where the Big Sized items are.

However, there are not much available compared to the common size and do not expect top brands with Big Size.

Meaning, most of the stuff there is excellent for people who are no taller than 5' 10". I am 5' 11" and on trying the L size, it just does not fit. I need an XL but most of the choices there go up to L.

Jetset Factory Outlet

Glamour Factory Outlet.

I went into Glamour Factory Outlet and got myself a pair of DKNY Army 3/4 cargo pants for Rp.69,000 (RM22.00). The sizes were from 28 right up till 38! So, choices for pants there are quite good. I saw a lot of beachwear at this factory outlet too.

Blossom Factory Outlet Bandung
Blossom Factory Outlet in Dago

Dago - Uptown Factory Outlet

The other thing is do not be fooled by the outlook of the entrance for these factory outlets. Once you make it inside, it just expands into this large warehouse which cannot be seen from the front. Easily, you can spend about an hour or two in there.

Raffles City, Sounds like you are in Singapore suddenly.

Bandung Victoria Factory Outlet
Victoria Factory Outlet
House of Donatello in Bandung
House of Donatello in Dago, Bandung
This one factory outlet caught me totally off guard. From the front, I was assuming it was Donatella Versace and it looked very interesting but once I walked inside the factory outlet, I was utterly disappointed as it was not what I expected, but then again, it will suit any shopping lover.

The outlet called House Of Donatello, sells their own local brand for leather goods like Shoes, Bags, Wallets, Slippers. Mostly for the working class.

So, not too happening for a factory outlet with a name like this. Then again, some of you may even like this as it is quite good quality for office and casual wear.

Bandung Timberland SlippersTimberland Slippers by the hoards and some other brands too

Racks of Branded Shirts in Bandung

At Dago Factory Outlets, there is an amazing selection of working class clothes for the men. So men, at least you can spend time walking around checking out clothes for yourself.

Ladies, this would also be great gifts for your loved ones, fathers and colleagues. Sadly, I do not wear these type of shirts anymore since I work for myself.

For more details on hotels near factory outlets, prices, contact numbers and even car or van rentals, please see this article on Bandung Hotel Blog. Also note that it is always best to contact the proper tour agents or even use a proper website to book anything. Uber is available all over Bandung too.

Foe the serious shopper, you can also get the full list of 10 Factory Outlets in Bandung to visit as it notes each and every of them, what they sell and so on. Some of them may have closed, but most of the famous ones are still around.

For those who want something different and on a smaller budget, you can have a unique experience here by visiting Cihampelas Jeans Street in Bandung.

For the food traveler and those with a sweet tooth, check out Bandung Layer Cakes Kartikasari and Mayasari which is probably the most famous dessert place in the entire Bandung. Honestly, I tried them and they are really recommended.

If you are a serious foodie, one of the famous local Bandung food is the Sundanese Food in Bandung. This is a must-try if it is your first time here as the cuisine is somewhat very different than other places in Indonesia. 

Burberry Jeans in Bandung
Cheap Burberry jeans in Bandung

My overall conclusion on Shopping in Dago, Bandung

Excellent place to shop. Nice design and large factory outlets which caters to ladies, men and also children clothing. You can easily spend half a day here so be prepared.

No point planning to come here for 2-3 hours as you will end up being disappointed. Minimum of 4-5 hours is required here for shopping lovers.

Your taxi supir driver will most likely wait in one area for you while you do your shopping. Bring lots of money, credit cards are accepted. Nothing beats a shopping holiday at the Dago Factory Outlets in Bandung, Indonesia.

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