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  • Brand of the moment - Ania Haie

    Posted on April 12 2019

      With a passion for quality contemporary jewellery and a clear understanding that women didn't want to compromise on quality, Ania Haie was born. The founders realised that today's woman...

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  • The world of - Mes Demoiselles...Paris

    Posted on April 09 2019

    Founded in 2006 by Anita Radovanovic, Mes Demoiselles...Paris, brings a soft aesthetic to contemporary womenswear with ethereal, bohemian dresses and floaty peasant style blouses. Available in delicate shades of lilac,...

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  • The world of - EMMA GO

    Posted on April 05 2019

    From their inception in Copenhagen in 2009, footwear brand EMMA GO has steadily grown a crowd of devoted followers. The collections are rooted in the Danish design philosophy of quality,...

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  • Affordable Danish design - A Kjaerbede

    Posted on April 02 2019

    The vision of Copenhagen based accessories brand A Kjaerbede is to create a timeless look through design that combines a simplistic Nordic aesthetic with functionality and quality. Unisex silhouettes are...

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  • Happy Mother's Day from Mercantile

    Posted on March 31 2019

    As a tribute to all those who 'mother' around the globe; those who advise, encourage and nourish - metaphorically as well as literally we ask three women who shape the...

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  • Affordable quality - Wolf & Moon

    Posted on March 28 2019

    Wolf & Moon is a handcrafted jewellery label by British designer Hannah Davis. Inspired by nature, architecture, art and design she makes unique, wearable and affordable jewellery for the modern...

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  • Contemporary classics with an ethical edge - SIDELINE

    Posted on March 25 2019

    Thoughtful design and subtle, understated detail are at the core of British contemporary womenswear label SIDELINE, whose foundation is woven indigo fabrics worked into inventive designs.Clean yet relaxed and feminine,...

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  • Vibe + Vision - Libertine Libertine

    Posted on March 21 2019

      Libertine Libertine was founded in 2009 in Copenhagen by Rasmus Bak, Pernille Schwarz and Peter Ovesen. The brand has established a reputation for its effortless aesthetics and perfect balance...

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  • Heritage as inspiration - M.Moustache

    Posted on March 18 2019

     M. Moustache is a French shoe brand who produce a standout collection of vibrant trainers that will elevate your summer wardrobe. Designed in Paris and produced in Portugal, the collection...

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  • International Womens Day - East End characters and pioneers

    Posted on March 08 2019

    The East End of London has produced and nurtured some amazing women so our hats are tipped today, on International Womens Day,  in salute of the sometimes forgotten incredible women...

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  • What goes around comes around - Frankie.

    Posted on March 05 2019

                          Where does the name Frankie. come from? Frankie. is my nickname, it comes from my name Elodie Franchitti. What...

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  • Eco Essentials - Tretorn

    Posted on March 05 2019

    Tretorn is an innovation driven company with high quality, functional and contemporary products at mind. Their Eco Essential rainwear merges the best of heritage with innovative fabrics to create the...

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  • Small steps in the right direction - there is no planet b

    Posted on March 05 2019

    Last Summer we packed our bags destined for Berlin on a mission to make our store greener and more ethical. The results were staggering as Europe embraced the need to...

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  • Help!!! Which fabrics should I buy?

    Posted on March 05 2019

        PREFERRED FABRICS - At Mercantile we look to buy as much natural, organic and certified fabric as possible but also understand that its about balance and offering a...

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  • Spring Season Essentials

    Posted on March 04 2019

    With the sunshine appearing recently here are a few small changes that you make to your wardrobe to ensure you feel ready for when the season turns. The Suede Jacket - ...

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  • Spring Summer Inspiration - Baum Und Pferdgarten

    Posted on February 14 2019

    Baum Und Pferdgarten - Spring Summer 2019 Collection “A Poetic Friendship” “Friendships are simple but yet complex. A friend makes the world we live in a better and more poetic...

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  • Saucony - Running strong for 120 years

    Posted on February 08 2019

    In 1898 four young business men opened the Saucony shoe manufacturing company in Kutztown, Pennsylvinia. The word Saucony (Sock-Uh-Knee) which comes from the Lenni Lenape Native American word “saconk”  means...

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  • New to The Mercantile - Levete Room

    Posted on February 05 2019

    Launching at The Mercantile this season, Levete Room is a new Danish fashion brand founded in Copenhagen in 2017, that offers a modern selection of affordable pieces. “The Levete woman is...

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  • The Outside

    Posted on January 25 2019

    A  life in, and with nature, are the inspiration of the Wood Wood SS019 collection - a life that both celebrates ventures into the wilderness as well as the people...

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  • Welcome to sustainability

    Posted on January 22 2019

    Founder of Iden, Andrew Lethbridge always knew he wanted to create a sustainable, conscious and forward-thinking brand based on denim. The belief was that great fitting jeans in premium denim...

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  • Pre Spring 19 - Stine Goya

    Posted on January 11 2019

    For Pre Spring 2019 Stine Goya launches a collection inspired by the cinematic visionary Michelangelo Antonioni, a collection reflective of his stylistic take on modernity, and its resounding emptiness.  By...

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  • Fresh Start - Blue + White

    Posted on January 08 2019

    All pieces on our New in page (except Vagabond Ebba Boot image 5)

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  • New Year party pieces that you can wear again.

    Posted on December 21 2018

    Looking for something special to see in 2019 ? Read on for our top hardworking pieces that ensure a sophisticated party look, yet still work after the season is over....

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  • Pre collections 2019 - Baum Und Pferdgarten.

    Posted on December 18 2018

      Baum Und Pferdgarten - Resort 2019 Collection “Lost in Transformation” “For our resort 19 collection we were inspired by an aesthetic that is both poetic, contemplating and very silent....

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  • Add just one thing to take you from day to dressed up

    Posted on December 11 2018

    If like most of us you are heading out for Christmas celebrations straight from work, considering adding just one carefully selected piece to elevate your day wear into dance floor...

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  • Get Christmas Sorted

    Posted on November 25 2018

    Get your Christmas sorted and spend your money where it counts this year supporting small and independent business with the launch of Christmas events at Old Spitalfields Market.   Christmas...

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  • How to do modern party dressing.

    Posted on November 20 2018

    'Party season' dressing is always a tricky one - you want to make the most of that invitation, (it's a long gloomy season ... and a little bit of luxury...

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  • The affordable French perfume - Bon Perfumeur

    Posted on November 06 2018

    Designed and produced in France, Bon Perfumeur is the creation of Ludovic Bonneton, former digital director for Yves Rocher.The collection is produced by a team of six perfumers that reveal...

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  • The celeb endorsed ethical jewellery brand- Branch Jewellery

    Posted on November 02 2018

    British brand, Branch Jewellery are famed for mixing wood with other precious materials to produce a range of unique jewellery. Since their launch in 2003 they have established themselves as...

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  • Everyday Fashion we Love - Emin & Paul.

    Posted on October 30 2018

    Established in London in 2010 by two young designers Emin Young and Paul Kim, Emin & Paul has established itself as a brand which creates feminine, contemporary and unique women’s...

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  • A Spanish Classic

    Posted on October 26 2018

    For more than a hundred years, the unisex fragrance 'Alvarez Gomez ' has been the symbol of quality and classic style in Spain. The story started when the Gomez cousins...

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  • The new season look - Transparent/Shine

    Posted on October 23 2018

    For the AW 18 collections rain wear brand Rains, have been inspired by the phenomenon of mirages and experiments with glossy, semi-transparent and transparent surfaces as a way of tricking...

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  • New this season - Showcase Cardigans

    Posted on October 05 2018

    Pack away your oversized blazer from the summer and swap for the new showstopper chunky knit cardigan. Labour intensive and hand crafted compositions are key to these showcase pieces, along...

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  • The New Jewellery Trends to Know

    Posted on October 02 2018

      Fall/Winter accessories were full of inspiring looks that complimented the collections, with several strong trends emerging to take us into the new season.   Oversized. Chunky round shapes dominated...

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  • New season influence/Part Two - Red

    Posted on September 14 2018

    Vermilion, crimson, cherry, scarlet, ruby, garnet and wine... if it's on the red spectrum its going to make an appearance this autumn/winter. Vibrant and outgoing there is no where to...

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  • New season influence - Leopard

    Posted on September 11 2018

    A trend that has appeared across many of the autumn/winter collections, leopard print is being touted as the 'new neutral', to be worn day or night. Gone are the trashy...

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  • Back to reality with Rains

    Posted on September 07 2018

     Summer holidays are unfortunately done and it’s time to return to the real world. The uneasy feeling of getting back from summer holiday is universal, so Scandinavian rainwear company Rains set...

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  • Tretorn - the rain jacket with an eco edge.

    Posted on September 04 2018

      Born out of the wet Scandinavian weather, Tretorn has made its mark in many places on earth.  The waterproof outerwear products have been used at tennis courts, rainy streets...

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  • Welcome on board Wax London!

    Posted on September 03 2018

    Wax London was founded with a dedication to create affordable, quality menswear with the aim to bring the manufacturing of traditional British outerwear back to the UK. Thus, the majority...

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  • New season inspiration - Rabens Saloner

    Posted on August 31 2018

    "When you carry a garment from Rabens Saloner, you stand out. If not by the design then by the luxurious fabrics, that are often hand-made and hand-dyed by artisans in...

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  • See the Summer out - Samsoe & Samsoe

    Posted on August 28 2018

    This season for Scandinavian brand Samsoe & Samsoe, the past is fused with the future to create exaggerated silhouettes and effortlessly elegant pieces cut from vintage inspired silk-velvet and Prince...

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  • Runway - Baum und Pferdgarten

    Posted on August 24 2018

      An eighties silhouette mixed with the mentality of today’s youth the Baum und Pferdgarten Autumn Winter collection - Blast of Blooms, is a mix of colours and contrasts. Sharp...

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  • The affordable cult denim brand to know

    Posted on August 21 2018

    With so many denim brands out there, Rolla’s an Australian apparel brand, that specialises in truly authentic yet comfortable vintage inspired fits. Paying homage to a time when denim came into...

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  • New season arrivals - SIDELINE

    Posted on August 08 2018

    Understated design and subtle, minute detailing are at the core of contemporary womenswear label SIDELINE, whose focus is indigo fabrics which are worked into inventive, thoughtful designs. Clean yet feminine,...

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  • Three ethical fashion brands to know

    Posted on August 01 2018

    With both customers and businesses asking questions about sustainable practise in the fashion industry, ethical fashion brands are now taking centre stage. Throwing off past ideas that ethical meant sacrificing...

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  • How to dress for the heat

    Posted on July 17 2018

    With the unexpected heatwave continuing across the country the challenge to remain chic in the intense heat is proving rather difficult. Unlike our European cousins (well equipped with extensive hot...

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  • The Summer Dress You Need

    Posted on June 30 2018

    A perfect day-to-night silhouette, a simple slip dress is all you need this summer. Add a minimal flat sandal and pile on the gold jewellery for a nineties feel, take...

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  • New to The Mercantile - Kirei

    Posted on June 19 2018

    Kirei (pronounced ‘kee-ray’ ) and which means beautiful in Japanese, have set out to create a womenswear collection of “effortless clothing that could be worn in many ways, for many years”....

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