8 Jun 2009

Shopping at Rumah Mode in Bandung

Rumah Mode Bandung
Shopping at Rumah Mode in Bandung is probably the ultimate experience as this super popular factory outlet is located on the famous Jalan Setiabudi and is known to be the highlight of factory outlet shopping in Bandung. Overall, the outlet is very nicely decorated with excellent landscaping built on a large area with their own private parking.

On a cautious note, Rumah Mode Factory Outlet gets super jammed up on weekends so be prepared for this. On a normal day, the taxi would take about 5 to 10 minutes to get there from your hotel in town. But on weekends, it can take up to 20 or 30 minutes. Also, once inside Rumah Mode, be prepared for long lines just to try on the clothes. Seems like half of Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur are there shopping on weekends. The crowd is crazy on weekends so best to visit on weekdays. Seriously.

Bandung Facory Outlet - Natural Factory Outlet

If you explore outside of Rumah Mode, you will also chance upon various other factory outlets outside on the main road and one of them was called Natural Factory Outlet. I went there to drop off some friends who spent like 6 hours of straight hard core shopping there. So, I really did not have a chance to explore the insides but according to my friend who did, she needed a foot reflexology half way through as her legs were aching from all that walking. 

Distrohouse Outlet BandungDistrohouse Outlet outside Rumah Mode Factory Outlet

Another factory outlet next to Rumah Mode is Distrohouse which also carries many other brands too. The entire area here is literally surrounded by many other smaller outlets so it would be a good idea to just focus on one area when you are in Bandung. Just by doing that, you could easily get lost in time like my friends did. 

The main road in front of Rumah Mode. Evening traffic passing a fruit stall.

Usually the van (supir) you hire will wait outside for you in the parking lots while you go in and shop. But in my experience, I think it would be better to ask the driver to wait outside at another outlet so when you are done, simply walk to him. The parking at Rumah Mode is always full and very congested.

Overall, Rumah Mode is one of the top factory outlets in Bandung and you will hear people talking about this place. It is also very popular with the locals in Indonesia. So, again, if you go there on a weekend, just be prepared. Tell your husbands or boyfriends to go elsewhere and find something to do as you can easily spend half the day there.

You can also read about my other outlet experience like the Dago Factory Outlets and Jalan Riau Factory Outlets. For more info on Hotels, prices, address, telephone numbers, taxi or van services, please visit my Bandung Hotel Blog.

Finally, to please the tired shoppers, they have a foot reflexology centre there. (One hour about RM18.00) For the hungry, they have a lovely cafe there too with nice ambiance. Sadly, I did not explore the inside as I only made it into the main driveway during the rain to pick up some friends who went shopping mad at the Rumah Mode factory outlet here in Bandung (Pronounced Rumah Mo-Dey or Roo Mah More Day).
Cath J said...

ahhhh... I missed lots of the F.O... T_T... will hunt again lOL!!

a.n.i.s.a x said...

love shopping in Indonesia? :)

 
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