The Jakarta Post
Kaesang Pangarep, the youngest child of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, has opened his first clothing store. (Kaesang Pangarep's YouTube/File)
Kaesang Pangarep, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's youngest son, opened a clothing store in his hometown of Surakarta, Central Java, over the weekend, a move signaling an expansion following satisfactory online sales of his garments.
As reported by tempo.co, the store is located in a building that houses a doctor's office near Manahan Stadium.
"He was my childhood doctor," Kaesang said at the opening of the store on Sunday, as quoted by tempo.co.
Spanning approximately 20 square meters, the cozy store has a display window that features several shirts found inside the shop.
"There are two clothing brands sold here," Kaesang, 23, said. The first is the Sang Javas line that he launched during Solo Car Free Day in August last year, as well as his newest line, Truz.
Kaesang said the Javas shirts were already quite popular, adding that he had also received orders from abroad, such as Malaysia and Hong Kong.
He has no plans of opening stores in other cities in Indonesia yet, saying he preferred selling his wares through re-sellers.
The opening on Sunday started with the tradition of cutting a tumpeng (a cone-shaped serving of yellow rice accompanied by assorted side dishes), which is served at various celebrations throughout the country. (liz/mut)
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