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International Boho-Chic Designers: Shoop Doop // London & a giveaway!

Welcome back to the series “International Boho-Chic Designers”. I meet so many fashion designers and artists on my travels and as a shopaholic,  I love having unique items from abroad. I want to share them with you!  The designers featured here are those I really shop from and adore.

Shoop Doop hasn’t been around long, but it’s what all the guys in Goa are wearing, and the shirts are unique but at the same time you can tell where they bought it from. They all have a touch of his funky style. It’s quickly becoming the go-to shop for guys here in Goa, and taking off in London as well. As you can imagine, lots of the shopping is done by girls buying for their family or boyfriend.

Sean offered to give away THREE shirts! Girls, enter the giveaway so you can gift this to someone. I’m really resisting entering the giveaway myself so I can get one for Ben ha, but that would be breaking the rules.. I’ll let you guys win ;)

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The guy behind Shoop Doop

shoop doop londonHe has such an interesting background, which is probably why his shirts are so inspired and full of color. Sean Barr moved to London from Scotland in the 80’s with a desire to sing and after lots of work, he landed a job through Mute records singing backing with Erasure and a session with Boy George’s band, Culture Club.

During his travel, he was buying nice shirts in (a then undiscovered by tourists) Turkey and selling them in Greece. His love of fashion and travel was born! He started traveling in Australia, USA, North Africa, India, more of Asia.. and doesn’t seem to be stopping even now. He played music along the way in a variety of huge name brands in the UK and Ibiza, becoming quite famous from what I gather, or “infamous possibly!” as he says.

shoop doop with paloma faithParties with Brit Winner, Paloma Faith in Thailand

shoop doop londonHe realized that on stage, everyone was in boring H&M shirts and wanted to make a change. He started making funky pants and shirts and people were noticing. He ended up taking his samples to London, and bam now he’s got a whole new career!

Shoop Doop, the brand.

shoop doop london“I decided I didn’t want to make a safe collection of shirts which sat together nicely neatly and blandly. That’s not me, and it wouldn’t work if I went down that road.”

He appreciates everyone having different tastes and styles but didn’t want to stop from using color just because Brit’s typically shy away from it. Indian of course love color. They’ve been on Goa’s Fashion week and Fashion TV here.

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“I love color, I always have done in all it’s forms, which was definitely a hugely inspirational aspect of being in India and an obvious choice for me to work in creating.”

He started bold with shirts covered in flamingos, burgers, fries, and lobsters! But not everyone is into that, so he did some funky retro shirts, some vintage, and some sophisticated and meant to look more sexy. Most are for men, but he does have a range for women and even kids.

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“Each shirt belongs to someone is what I have found. Sometimes, I look at what I created and wonder if I got it wrong, only for someone to come in first thing of opening and buy that particular shirt!”

shoop doop londonThis brand is very unique for dudes & girls traveling. These have been worn by LA rockers like
Cat Power & Icarus Line to the Bollywood star Kim Sharma. Something for everyone. Plus, most of his shirts are cotton, so they wear well and will look better than a t-shirt. You can go from the beach to the club and be dressed appropriately. Plus, they are affordable at 30 pounds each (2,200 Rs. or 47 USD)

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shoop doopMalik, the Shoop Doop tailor

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Where can you buy Shoop Doop?

Online at ASOS is available for you all over the world.

If you’re in England, check out The White Horse in Brixton South London, POP Brixton at Make Do & Mend, Fashion Klicks in Norwood, and Woo Woo Boutique in the trendy Brixton Village Market.

Their main shop is located in Goa, on Ashwem, Morjim beach next to La Plage & Jade Jagger. They are stocked in other shops in Goa like Anjuna Flea Market, behind Sea Breeze, at the Arpora Saturday Night Market, near gate 1, at Cheshire Cat & Villa Blanche in Assagao, Mermaids in Anjuna, and Lamuela in both Arambol and Mandrem, and Fara Boutique in Arambol.

shoop doop londonNight Market, Arpora

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You can also find them in Delhi on the second floor Studio 417  Shapur Jat (Near Dada Jungi house). If you’re none of those places, shop online on the Shoop Doop Website (they ship internationally).

To connect, follow along their journey on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter, email at [email protected] or ring them at +44-208-671-6397 or in Goa +91-8888-564-234.

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*Shoop Doop 3 Winner giveaway!!!*

For this giveaway there will be THREE winners! As usual, I am running this giveaway through rafflecopter so the machine can choose the winner. These are the shirts up for grabs, which are his most sold shirts:

shoop doop goveawayyou get the shirt, not the guy ;)

All you have to do is follow the instructions below which include liking both Shoop Doop London and I on social media as linked below. You have 7 days to enter. This giveaway is open to people from all countries. You will win the 1 of 3 shirts (first pick gets first choice). which is a £30 value (about 47  bucks). These are my favorite of the whole collection. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. Michelle Shepherd October 5, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shirts! My son would love these.

  2. Raine October 5, 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I think that these shirts are incredible, I love the colors and patterns. The story behind the shop was facinating.

  3. Laura Bronner October 5, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Those are so fun! I’d love to win one for my boyfriend – he would love something like this!

  4. Kerri Clegg October 6, 2015 at 1:00 am - Reply

    WOW stunning shirts. Would look amazing on my husband. Regardless of whether I win, I think I know what I will be buying in time for Christmas!

  5. Tea Šainović October 6, 2015 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Great shirts, love the unusual patterns!

  6. Dave Stone October 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Great designs, great fit. Will be buying some more new designs next Jan in Goa. Great Sean

  7. Richard Brandt October 6, 2015 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Those shirts are way too cool for school.

  8. Edmond October 8, 2015 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Yay, luv the design & Pattern. Divine. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

  9. Chase Darnall October 8, 2015 at 10:16 am - Reply

    They are really loud. You would have to be pretty confident to rock these shirts, really cool.

    • Sean October 9, 2015 at 10:42 pm - Reply

      There’s a whole lot of wall flowers out there Chase! ;)

  10. va October 9, 2015 at 3:49 am - Reply

    excellent concept it’s colorful and for men instead of ladies .. men should also have an option to be colorful and stylish at the same time . why not ?

  11. Brenda Penton October 9, 2015 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Love the colours and designs

  12. Faye Gates October 9, 2015 at 6:31 am - Reply

    These shirts are so good looking. My husband would love one. Great job and so fashionable.

  13. Anjali October 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Great design and beautiful and bold colors. I will suggest these shirts for my friends.

  14. Jessica Cyr October 10, 2015 at 3:09 am - Reply

    Great contest and awesome blog , there are so many awesome deiseings and beautiful colours with this collection of clothing .

  15. Stacy October 10, 2015 at 7:50 am - Reply

    My boyfriend is a jazz musician and would look too fab in these duds. Thanks for making me aware!

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