Looking for souvenirs? Rare art? Beach dresses? Anything that screams Goa? Well, after many a shopping sprees, we've curated a list of stores that keep calling us back.
Here Are All The Stores In North Goa We Love
Paper Boat Collective
Paperboat collective in Sangolda is easily one of Goa’s must-visit design stores. It houses a series of quirky textiles, jewellery, furniture, unique ceramics, as well as home decor, children’s clothing and toys and a wide array of lifestyle products and art pieces. One guiding principle that runs through all of the collection at Paperboat is the quality of the product as well as the faith in the individual behind the label. Each piece at the store brings with it, its unique design aesthetics, and is curated by the owner-founder Bhagyashree Patwardhan, from various Indian based designers and smaller lesser-known studios doing stellar work.
A clothing store that boasts of being 100% organic, 100% fair trade, No Nasties sells luxurious cotton garments for men, women as well as children. Guided by simplistic and sustainable design principles, the store stocks what is called ‘vegan clothing’. Brainchild of combined skillsets of Apurv and Shweta, everything from packaging, to the tags to the actual product is made from organic cotton with no genetically modified (GMO) seeds, no carcinogenic pesticides, no toxic dyes and no unfair business practices. Naturally the price tag is slightly higher than your average stores, but keep in mind that with every purchase you’re contributing to strengthening the conscious fashion movement.
A lifestyle store that’s housed in the same compound as the cafe, Artjuna, is a boho-shopper’s delight. What began as a workshop space for the owners — Moshe and Anastasia — where they could exhibit and sell their own leather works while also getting live feedback from customers, has now transformed into this inviting Mediterranean cafe and boutique that sells boho chic jewellery to clothing to various home decor items. We highly recommend their scarves!
The Flame Store
Located inside a beautiful Goan house that serves as the quarters for the store in Candolim, The Flame Store is best known for its quirky, chic collection of clothes, jewellery, homeware — amongst these their kaftans in particular, are a crowd favourite. Most of their pieces are handcrafted and exquisitely designed. Organic and heritage fabrics come together to create beautiful breathable clothing that are both classy and timeless as well as perfectly suited for your #vacationgoals. You'll be happy to know that they also have a branch at Thalassa in Siolim.
A home decor store that's one-of-its-kind, Karma Collection (located in Siolim), has it all — from furniture to cloth notepads, to wind chimes, statues, wall clocks, bags, etc. The store is over a decade-old, and puts emphasis on the quality and individuality of their products, so much so that you may not find replicas of many of them. Their collection of artefacts and wooden furniture, and their collection of tribal clothing and hand-embroidered bags are pretty popular.