Awesome Independent Stores in Surabaya, Indonesia

Vintage record
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Edira Putri

Often considered the second most metropolitan area after Jakarta, Surabaya has a lively economy, and is also one of the biggest shopping destinations in the country. Discover awesome independent stores in Surabaya, Indonesia that offer impressive products, from clothing to food, fresh flowers to vintage records.

1. ORE Store



ORE Store brings together remarkable products from remarkable creators and designers across the globe. From quirky local brands to imported goods, the products at ORE Store are tastefully curated for you. Housed in a charming, vintage building, the shopping experience itself is something not to miss when in Surabaya.

2. Karita Muslim Square


© Karita Muslim Square

Not your average muslim-wear store, Karita sells modest but fashionable clothing that entices even the coolest young people to explore. It has a dynamic and modern collection that is ideal for all kinds of personal styles and tastes, and it shows that dressing modestly can be fun and stylish. Beyond clothes, Karita also has a wide collection of accessories that share the same elegance the clothing department offers.

3. Galaksi Music Store


This music store has an impressive collection ranging from CDs to cassettes, and even vinyl records. Beyond the choice of media, the choice of artists and genres is also diverse, covering music from the 50s until today. You can also find rare gems in its myriad of collections and try the records first before purchasing them to ensure good quality.

4. Wisata Rasa


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© Wisata Rasa

Wisata Rasa is one of the most popular souvenir stores in Surabaya, selling all kinds of snacks and cakes to bring home from your Surabaya trip. Their original creation of Almond Crispy Cheese is famous across the country, not to mention the delicious Lapis Surabaya and other traditional cookies, all created and presented in an innovative and appealing manner.

5. Mirota Batik & Handicraft


Mirota sells a wide array of traditional crafts from Java, including the famed batik and wooden-carved statues. But beyond that, you can also find modern crafts and goods, including quotes in frames, dreamcatchers, and other new trends. Mirota is an excellent place to find souvenirs, even though you may end up wanting everything for yourself, too.

6. Newton Store


© Newton Vintage Store

With its tagline ‘old but never gets old’, this store presents all kinds of vintage goods, from books to clothes, old records to accessories. Shopping for vintage stuff may be tricky, but not in this store where everything is handpicked to ensure authenticity and quality. Better yet, Newton Store also hosts fun events like a curated market with a talkshow and performances.

7. Floral Bureau


Floral Bureau provides flowers for every occasion, mood, and taste. Customers can expect excellent, personalised creations that are elegant, beautiful, and fresh. Popular among individual and corporate clients, you can conveniently choose from their vast repertoire of creations online or, better yet, walk into the lovely shop to see more collections and experience the beauty for yourself.

8. Burhani


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Whether or not you sew or do any kind of crafts, Burhani is still a fascinating store to visit. One of the oldest independent stores around, this spot sells all kinds of craft supplies, including fabric, beads, ornaments, embroidery, and more. And if the visit to Burhani inspired you to make some crafts of your own, you can also buy their books and handicrafts along with the materials.

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