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  • Design Details - Wanderlust Life

    July 09 2020 – Mercantile London

    Design Details - Wanderlust Life

      Wanderlust Life is an understated jewellery label with a minimalist edge, born from a passion for travel and creative living, and handcrafted in Devon, UK. The jewellery is designed and created in the brand's working studio by a talented all-female collective led by founder Georgie Roberts, whose own wanderlust and style inspired her to create unique and understated designs. ...

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  • Five Sale Pieces to Create a Classic Summer Wardrobe

    July 03 2020 – Mercantile London

    Five Sale Pieces to Create a Classic Summer Wardrobe

      With the launch of the summer sale now is the perfect time to take a review of your wardrobe and see where you may need to invest.  These following five styles are the ones that transcend seasons and are the building blocks to which you can add new purchases season after season. A tight edit of quality staples you...

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  • Explore the SS20 collections - Stine Goya // House of Goya

    June 25 2020 – Mercantile London

    Explore the SS20 collections - Stine Goya // House of Goya

        This spring/summer 20 season, Stine Goya launches “House of Goya” drawing inspiration from the extravagant aesthetic, the freedom of expression and inclusive community of the international Ballroom culture, as documented through the 1990 American film Paris is Burning, which showcases the ball culture of New York and the African-American, Latino, gay and transgender communities and Kiki, a documentary...

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  • Explore the SS20 collections // Second Female

    June 19 2020 – Mercantile London

    Explore the SS20 collections // Second Female

      Second Female was founded in Copenhagen in 2000. The style is Scandinavian with a chic and modern French touch. This is reflected in the four yearly collections through feminine silhouettes, hand-drawn prints, chunky knits and elegant suits. Their design philosophy and aim is to create a relevant wardrobe that embodies comfort and gives confidence to the wearer.Underlining the Scandinavian values...

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  • Summer Mood Board // Print Mix

    June 12 2020 – Mercantile London

    Summer Mood Board // Print Mix

      The SS20 Native Youth’s collection is made from sustainable, trend-driven yet functional menswear and womenswear with careful consideration given to  fabrication and the perfect fit. Through the designers’ interest in art, photography, and contemporary culture, androgynous British silhouettes fuse with Japanese style details, and juxtaposing Scandinavian prints and colour bursts create a diversified collection.With a signature (sell out) print...

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  • Pre-Fall 2020: #BaumBackToBack

    June 03 2020 – Mercantile London

    Pre-Fall 2020: #BaumBackToBack

       The Pre Autumn 2020 collection "Back to Back" by Baum Und Pferdgarten is inspired by the work of the Hamptons-based artists Jane Wilson and Jane Freilicher.  In the late 1950’s American artists Jane Wilson and Jane Freilicher shared a house in the Hamptons for several summers. They painted together in the same room “side by side or back or...

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  • Penfield T-shirt Mercantile London

    May 14 2020 – Mercantile London

    An Easy Way To Restyle A Classic

        Not considered a classic for nothing, the classic t-shirt may be one of the simplest pieces to style but it has obtained iconic status for a reason.  First worn by men as an undergarment, the cotton jersey crew neck became standard military issue in World War II, and was descended from the Breton style tops worn by Navy...

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  • Enhance Your Mood // Crystals & Gemstones

    May 08 2020 – Mercantile London

    Enhance Your Mood // Crystals & Gemstones

      The use of gemstones as both a decoration and healing tool dates back centuries with the Ancient Egyptians and Mayans being some of the first cultures to revere certain stones,with the Greeks and Romans also continuing with the practise. Records suggest gemstones such as amber, jade and lapis lazuli were carved into amulets and talismans to protect health and...

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  • Enhance Your Mood // Colour

    May 05 2020 – Mercantile London

    Enhance Your Mood // Colour

      Colour is known to have an direct effect on our physical and emotional responses and research has demonstrated that different colours can simulate our senses, evoke a memory, and effect both behaviours and mood. Colour psychology is a branch of study that believes through selecting colour with purpose and surrounding ourselves with certain shades we can improve our mood...

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  • Summer 20 // Meadows

    April 26 2020 – Mercantile London

    Summer 20 // Meadows

      Meadows is a romantic and feminine collection inspired by Victoriana, prairie-style and folklore. The collection is designed in Hackney, East London, by Australian born, Central Saint Martins graduate, Louise Markey. The collection is inspired by various sources - the white cotton styles focus on embroidery and lace and draw their inspiration largely from Victorian undergarments. The floral printed and embroidered...

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