Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shopping Stylish at Jakarta’s Chic Depot

When you walk into The Goods Dept, housed in a cavernous space at Plaza Indonesia’s third floor, it immediately becomes clear that this is not your typical department store.

White walls, cement floors and mood lighting give the space an artsy feel, like one is shopping in a massive and chic studio apartment.

The store was conceptualized by organizers of the famed Brightspot Markets — moving flea markets where cutting-edge boutique vendors and designers showcase their wares.

These have been held every three months in various locations since last year.

The events, usually held for three days, have steadily gained recognition as venues where people can find all things cool under one roof.

With The Goods Dept, Brightspot creators have taken the successful flea-market idea and given it a permanent home.

In its soft launch last week, hundreds flocked to Plaza Indonesia to check out accessories, home products, bicycles, cameras and more.

Its clothing section features items from independent fashion designers and international brands.

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