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  • Grunge Euphoria - Stine Goya AW21

    August 13 2021 – Mercantile London

    Grunge Euphoria - Stine Goya AW21

      For Autumn Winter 2021, Danish brand Stine Goya draws inspiration from the speakeasies of the roaring 1920s and the nonchalant cool of the 1980s New Romantics movement, where individuality and self-expression reigned supreme. Driven by emotion and romanticism, Grunge Euphoria celebrates the carefree sensuality of nightlife. How this translates in real life is a collection of stand out prints...

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  • Vintage Summer

    June 15 2021 – Mercantile London

    Vintage Summer

      Playful nineties' colour and shapes, combined with jewellery styles inspired by the days of our youth spent at the beach are adding up to a vintage feel this season. Pearls have been here for several collections now but we are now seeing a move away from the traditional classics to a more organic shape combined with hammered texture in...

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  • June Birthstone // The Pearl

    June 08 2021 – Mercantile London

    June Birthstone // The Pearl

      With an ancient history shrouded in mystery and symbolism, the pearl is revered as one of the world's most sacred 'gems'. References to the pearl's symbolism within history are vast and vary according to culture and myth. Egyptians were said to bury their dead with pearls, believing they contained a life essence, that would aid the souls journey in...

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  • Summer Mood board // Summer Revisited

    May 25 2021 – Mercantile London

    Summer Mood board // Summer Revisited

      A look to summers past with a modern take on a seventies silhouette, ditsy florals are showcased in balloon sleeves and smock detail. High rise double denim, and pretty blouses are finished with clogs and fisherman sandals, styled with socks, chunky coloured glass rings and etched gold hoops; all surrounded in the sweet smell of summer incense.     ...

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  • Summer Mood board // Soft Neutral

    May 11 2021 – Mercantile London

    Summer Mood board // Soft Neutral

      The mood of the approaching summer season is one of calm. Muted shades in cream, stone and sunshine yellow, combine with accents of desert and terracotta to evoke a feeling of polished, quiet luxury. Look to the natural world to find inspiration; florals in loose print arrangements sit alongside the summer classics of soft gingham in cool, oversized shapes....

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  • Scents of Summer // Kerzon

    April 27 2021 – Mercantile London

    Scents of Summer // Kerzon

      Kerzon, pronounced “care-z-on” is  a brand born between two brothers, Etienne and Pierre-Alexis, one creative, the other entrepreneurial, but both sensitive and passionate about beautiful things, and authentic memories.  Driven by a desire to create simple, authentic, sustainable products, they dreamt up a range of natural products to embellish the home, and cleanse and take care of the body on...

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  • Spring Details - Le Bon Shoppe + A Kjaerbede

    March 31 2021 – Mercantile London

    Spring Details - Le Bon Shoppe + A Kjaerbede

      Shop our edit of easy, affordable, pieces that will freshen your look for Spring and work through the summer months. New arrival pieces from American brand Le Bon Shoppe's include soft, low gauge tees for a beautiful natural worn-in look, and affordable Danish design, along with UV protection in A Kjaerbede's frames.    Le Bon Shoppe. The founders of Le...

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  • Green Shoots

    January 22 2021 – Mercantile London

    Green Shoots

      "Green is the fresh emblem of well-founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest". – Mary Webb   One of the nations favourite colours (after blue) and with more shades than any other colour, the colour green was revered by ancient cultures. Egyptians used forms of malachite and azurite to decorate their temples,...

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  • How To Layer For the Cold

    January 09 2021 – Mercantile London

    How To Layer For the Cold

      With the current combination of snow, rain, wind chill and occasional glimpse of winter sunshine it can be tricky to dress in the cold season. However, with some inventive layering you can stay cosy and comfortably stylish. Below are some easy styling ideas, with pieces from both the winter sale and SS21 collections, that will work in any combination...

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  • History & Heritage  Part 2 - Peregrine

    November 12 2020 – Mercantile London

    History & Heritage Part 2 - Peregrine

      Peregrine are a 100% ‘Made In England’ apparel company that have a manufacturing heritage which dates back to 1796 when JC Glover & Co were first established eight generations ago. Now under the eye of Managing Director and Head of Design Tom Glover, Peregrine are combining the best of contemporary design with the skill and heritage of British craftspeople...

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