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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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  • 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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  • Good News

    April 08 2020 – Mercantile London

    Good News

    Good News - S/S20 Lookbook   Good News produce conscious sneakers and are on an evolving  journey to produce fully sustainable footwear. Their aim is to improve the environmental and social sustainability of their products by decreasing  carbon, chemical and water footprint, whilst caring for the people who make the shoes. "Recycled rubber - organic cotton - a monitored supply...

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  • The history of the Breton

    February 07 2020 – Mercantile London

    The history of the Breton

    Like most great fashion classics la marinière (the sailor) or Breton was designed with practicality in mind and has a history that stretches back to 1858 when it became the official uniform for certain sections of the French navy. A practical long sleeved over-shirt, it was intended to be worn as an extra layer for warmth and the original Breton...

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  • Last chance

    January 31 2020 – Mercantile London

    Last chance

    Tran-seasonal and easy to wear, colours such as turmeric, soft cream and sage work hard to lift the chilly days and are easy to pair with everyday denim. The pieces below are in our winter sale which ends soon, so last chance on these classics.   CUS Noko Dijon Sweater // Second Female Loch Inca Gold Midi Dress // Des Petits Hauts Selym...

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  • Fresh new arrivals - spring 2020

    January 28 2020 – Mercantile London

    Fresh new arrivals - spring 2020

    The spring arrivals bring fresh new pieces to the shop floor. A pallet of zen blue sits alongside soft lemons, mauve and mint with a punch of massai red, colbalt and antique yellow. Classic cream and soft taupe keep it balanced and wearable. Accessories continue the theme with the offer of the Saucony jazz original in rose and Bell &...

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  • Function + Form - Bell & Fox

    January 21 2020 – Mercantile London

    Function + Form - Bell & Fox

    Launched in AW15, British accessories brand Bell & Fox create quality, fairly priced pieces with a minimal aesthetic and maximum functionality.Inspired by vintage detail but viewed through a contemporary aesthetic, they create collections that function beyond season.Each piece is expected to work hard; quality and function are key – so Bell & Fox bags are made in premium leather and...

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  • Sale picks under fifty.

    January 17 2020 – Mercantile London

    Sale picks under fifty.

    January can seem a long, pared back month after the excess and sparkle of Christmas, but there are bargains still to be had in the Mercantile winter sale. Our edit below all comes in at fifty pounds and under for quality, classic pieces that provide a bit of winter cheer.   Colorful Standard Unisex Soft Lavender Sweatshirt £39.00 ( Was £55.00)...

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