How much should I pay for sarongs , sunnies, dresses in bali
Lisa, that's a rather broad question. Go to a few fixed price shops first to get ideas of prices. The better quality the item, the more it will cost. I always buy my sunnies from my optometrist in Bali, so better quality frames and lenses than many you get offered by beach sellers. Price is always discounted, by how much depends on how much I'm spending on new glasses.
You can pay from Rp30,000 for a sarong. I don't buy from the beach sellers but a sarong shop on Jl Double Six/Seminyak. Shops here are wholesale (many different colours/print etc) but you can buy retail & the more you buy there is room to bargain.
From the beach sellers/stands in shops around Kuta/Legian you will need to bargain.
Dresses, again it depends on how well you bargain and what you want to pay. i've paid Rp70,000 for tie dyed dresses from 'shops' at the southern end of Sanur amongst the beach Warungs,
There are all kinds of sarongs, many different qualities and techniques that affect the price. As mentioned above, the beach sellers sell the cheapest quality, although many people actually like these. I used to buy wholesale from Jalan Double Six because they have beautiful items.
It all depends on quality. Prices can range from 30.000 IDR to 100.000 IDR. One thing for sure don’t pay more than 50.000 for a T- Shirt and 30.000 for a singlet.