Goa is one of the most refreshing travel destinations in the country. Be it the party landscape, the pristine beauty of the Konkan coast, the sunsets by the beach, or just the experience of being one among the many travellers of the land, a trip to Goa is never a disappointment.
An often unnoticed but developed and chic aspect of the Goan milieu is its fashion industry. Several sustainable and classy fashion brands have emerged in Goa that have created a pan-Indian presence by the sheer grace of their quality and consistency. If you are looking for reliable fashion brands in Goa that match your exclusive taste, here are seven brand recommendations for you.
Widely-loved Goan fashion brands
A popular brand dealing with organic and eco-friendly apparel for men, Northmist has a range of quality, fashionable, and comfortable clothing options for men. They deal with polo t-shirts, full-sleeve t-shirts, round neck t-shirts, and sweatshirts made of sustainable fabric such as recycled sewn yarns or organic cotton. Northmist promotes sustainability and ensures your clothes don’t shrink after a few washes and are the right fit for you for long enough.
Location: 248 Bella Vista Chogm Road, Sangolda, Goa
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Price: Rs 999 onwards
2. Wendell Rodricks’ Design Space
Wendell Rodricks’ Design Space is the fashion brand of the renowned Goan fashion designer and author - Wendell Rodricks. Known for being authentic and not pretentious, locally made, and representative of the famous Goan Susegad life, apparel from this studio truly exhibits the rich Goan culture and way of life. Find this store in a beautiful heritage house in Panaji, and give yourself a Goan piece of fabric that will stay with you forever.
Location: 158, Near Luis Gomes Garden, Campal, Panaji, Goa 403001
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Price: Rs 5000 onwards
3. The Flame Store
Yet another fashion brand representing the much-loved susegad lifestyle of Goa, products from The Flame Store emit a vibrant and boho vibe. The best part is that these clothes are handcrafted and have a unique charm. Perfect for the Goan humid weather and just mellow summers, the breezy and elegant collections here will instantly win your heart. From luxurious and soft pants and kaftans to flowy dresses, the clothes here are known for their designs and utility; the store also offers a range of home decor items.
Location: 1255 Anna Vaddo, next to Lawande SuperMarket, Candolim, Goa
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
4. Alchemy Goa
Alchemy Goa is a Goan brand with boutique designer collections curated from two sources - an amalgamation firm of designs from two Goa and London-based designers called FARA and Studio Tia. Both brands have come together to give us the excellent fashion hub - Alchemy Goa, where you can find a range of chic and classy swimwear, dresses, skirts, tops, and scarves. From exquisite handwoven kimonos to breezy dresses and smooth silk scarves, the place has it all, and we just love their unique collection!
Location: MP38+FF8, Mandrem, Goa 403519
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Price: Rs 2000 onwards
5. Paper Boat Collective
A Goa and Bangalore-based concept store, Paper Boat Collective, is in a quaint white Portuguese home in Sangolda. It takes pride in its distinctive collection of hand-crafted products from several blossoming designers in the country. From designer ceramics and aesthetic art pieces to eco-friendly furniture and sustainable textiles, the store has it all, which is also of a superior quality that you can’t resist buying.
Location: H No. 248, Bella Vista, Near Alua Resort, Sangolda, Goa, +91 0832 652 1248
Timings: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
6. No Nasties
A home-grown, planet-positive brand that gives you 100% organic products, No Nasties deals with organic dresses, jumpsuits, hoodies, tees, shirts etc. Running a successful sustainable fashion business in Goa in 2011, this brand maintains its standard of offering organic, vegan, and cruelty-free clothing that is also fashionable and comfortable. You’d be surprised to see the ethics ingrained in their production process because the brand shuns the use of even minute products like buttons because, directly or indirectly, the manufacture of these contributes to animal cruelty.
Location: House No 46, Saunto Waddo, Anjuna Mapusa Road, opposite Gunpowder Restaurant, Assagao, Goa 403507
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Price: Rs 1200 onwards