Godiva is a destination store for the discerning individual customer, welcoming anyone who is looking for an alternative to high street gloom. Housing a backroom of hand-picked quality vintage clothing and a front showroom filled with pieces by talented local, ethical and indie designers, Godiva is a treasure trove of one-off or limited edition garments and accessories.
In 2003 Godiva creator Fleur MacIntosh embraced the world of vintage, second-hand clothing and opened her first wee vintage shop in Edinburgh's West Port, with a big fashion dream to turn Godiva into more than just a second-hand store.
Godiva has developed into a fashion community with strong local roots and a belief in celebrating fashion without being enslaved by it. Over the years, Godiva has become a gallery for exquisite clothing and accessory design for true believers. With a quality selection of men's and women's vintage clothing from Europe and the USA and collections by local independent designers, Godiva is proud to offer an alternative to the high street.
The belief in ethical fashion came naturally as part of the Godiva ethos – not dictated by trends but celebrating hand-made independent design. Godiva has built up a trusted relationship with both emerging and experienced designers, introducing new graduates' work as they take their first steps into the world of independent fashion. The showroom houses labels from Edinburgh, Galashiels, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, London, Dorset, Madrid, Stuttgart, Cologne and Sweden.