Goodstead relaunch

Feature by Rosamund West | 04 Mar 2009

Fans of Edinburgh’s Goodstead are in for a treat this month, with the streetwear retailer relocating from the Pubic Triangle to a spacious new flagship store on Rose Street. For those unfamiliar with the shop, Goodstead opened two years ago and has swiftly built a reputation for stocking individual, fashion forward men- and womenswear from a host of national and international designers whose clothes are often unavailable elsewhere in the city. The new store will feature a trainer wall for all the box fresh junkies out there, with styles from Clae, New Balance, Nike, Onitsuka Tiger, Pointer and Reebok again exclusive to the capital.

Signature lines include Edwin Denim, apparently fronted by ageing star Brad Pitt; NYC cult utilitarian brand, Nom de Guerre; and Swedish fashion house Filippa K. Tees, sweatshirts and bold graphics are provided by Australia's Marshall Artist and Six Pack France, as well as Penfield, Carhartt and Staple. London brand You Must Create, whose mission statement includes an aversion to trends, are a particular favourite.

Esteemed Skinny editor Rupert will presumably be delighted to learn that the mod subculture has been revived with collections from Farah, Fred Perry and Parisian design collective Surface to Air. Accessories include the high-fashion ranges from Falke and Jonathan Aston and wallets from JFold.

All in all an exciting proposition for devotees of cutting edge style on the East coast. The online boutique is also expanding to bring the full retail offering to the web,, so those outside the capital needn’t feel left out.


Goodstead relaunches on 5 Mar at 76 Rose St, Edinburgh. EH2 2NN. Opening hours are 10am-6pm, Monday to Saturday; 10am-8pm on Thursday and 12-5pm on Sunday. 0131 228 2846;