Looking for that perfectly festive holiday dress? We picked out our favourite boutiques, online stores, and local fashion designers that will have you looking red carpet ready in no time.
Party season is coming! Though we’ve kind of enjoyed the sports luxe trend for a little while – hey, any excuse to stay on-trend and still be comfortable – we love those special occasions that call for getting dressed up to the nines. What girl doesn’t love feeling glamorous after all? With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve coming up, it’s time to sort out your festive holiday wardrobe. From our favourite multi-label boutiques to local Indonesian talents, here’s where to find that fancy frock that will have you winning best-dressed lists at any party.
Brick and Mortar Boutiques
Jade is the go-to boutique where the Jakarta fashion girls flock to when they need their style fix. The beautiful store offers a curated selection of amazing dresses by designer labels like Alaia, Roland Mouret, and Giambattista Valli, just to name a few. If you’re intimidated by the high price tags, don’t worry – Jade has killer end of season sales so do keep peeking back in to find out when their prices become a little bit more wallet-friendly.
JADE, Senayan City, Jl Asia Afrika Lot 19, Ground Fl 9/68, South Jakarta, follow @jade_jakarta on Instagram.
Numb8erEight is another one of our favourite multi-brand stores in Jakarta, and they’ve just recently set up their online outpost. Specialising in show-stopping designer evening gowns, Numb8erEight has a selection of red carpet-worthy looks from Balmain (but no H&M here!), Erdem, and Zuhair Murad.
Num8erEight, Plaza Indonesia, 3rd floor, Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta, p. +62 21 2992 4802.
The Papilion’s fashion offerings are now only available at their Pacific Place and Plaza Indonesia outposts, but that doesn’t mean that they are any less fabulous than before. Find coveted designer frocks by the likes of Marchesa and Dries van Noten to take your style to the next level.
The Papilion, Pacific Place, Level #G-20, Sudirman Central Business District, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav 52-53, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 579 73645, follow @thepapilion on Instagram.
You’ll find a multitude of fresh labels at Shoppe33’s online store. We love their mixture of international and local emerging labels like RachelAlex, Camilla and Marc, and homegrown Mazuki. Shoppe33 also has a personal styling service, so if you’re ever feeling a tad overwhelmed by your dress choices, just take a step back and schedule a private consultation with their in-house stylist for expert sartorial tips.
Shoppe33, follow @shoppe33 on Instagram.
As the ultimate online destination to discovering fabulous local designers, Bobobobo is our pick when it comes to finding unique party dresses. They always have a wide selection of choices and some of our favourite local labels include Peggy Hartanto, Sapto Djojokartiko, and Michelle Worth.
Bobobobo. Follow @_bobobobo_ on Instagram.
Laison by Aurelia S
Laison by Aurelia S is a favourite of many Indonesian fashion bloggers and it’s easy to see why. Their effortlessly elegant aesthetic is an easy head turner perfect for any special occasion. We especially adore their expertly tailored pieces – simple, yet so flattering on any body type. While also available on Bobobobo and Shoppe33, head directly to their own online store for their entire range of beautifully made clothes. They also provide quick alterations for those of you who need a quick nip and tuck here and there.Laison by Aurelia S, follow @laisonbyaurelias on Instagram.
Seen on social media darlings and Hollywood starlets across the globe, Peggy Hartanto has proven that she’s definitely one Indonesian designer whose dresses you need in your closet. Her signature feminine shapes are easily dressed up or down depending on what your mood is. Although her fabulous label is available at many boutiques and e-tailers, visit Peggy Hartanto’s shoppable website for a complete look at her collections, past and present.
Peggy Hartanto, follow @peggyhartanto on Instagram.