A destination is defined by the beautiful people who live there. And in our case, by the clothes they wear. It’s all about summery fabrics and classy whites as Condé Nast Traveller’s checks out Goa’s hottest shopping destinations:
Malini Ramani epitomizes her design sensibility: bright, sparkly, over-the-top glamour for party girls from Mumbai to Mykonos.
House 156, Opposite St Anthony’s Chapel, Calangute, Goa (+91 832 227 5305; www.maliniramani.com)
Shoe designer Edwin Pinto plays fairy godmother to your feet: in leather, jute and silk, these pixyish designs are embellished with shells, bamboo and sequins.
Aldeia Aurino, near Damian de Goa, Porvorim, Goa (+91 832 241 2129, www.janotagoa.com)
This popular store on the bank of the Mandovi River stocks designer labels, including Sarah Eapen, Gaurav Gupta, Aki Narula and Goa’s very own favourite, Savio Jon.
E245, Rua de Ourem, Fontainhas, Goa (+91 832 222 8063)
His trademark layered, flowing tunics and pants go from runway to resort, seamlessly.
158, near Luis Gomes Garden, Campal, Panjim, Goa (+91 832 242 0604; www.wendellrodricks.com)
The spunky little store in Panjim owned by Sacha Mendes stocks up resort-wear by Savio Jon, Pero by Aneeth Arora, Anuj Sharma, Kallol Dutta and Playclan.
Casa Mendes, 526 Swami Vivekananda Road, Panjim, Goa (+91 832 222 2035)