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  • Bellfield Menswear SS17 Behind the Scenes

    Posted on April 11 2017

    This seasons Bellfield Menswear focuses on high summer, drawing inspiration from a summer wardrobe of key 1950’s pieces. This results in Hawaiian shirts, using authentic tropical prints lifted from vintage...

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  • Behind the scenes - Des Petits Hauts AW16

    Posted on September 24 2016

    Des Petits Hauts reveal a behind the scenes look at the making of their Fall 16 collection.    Des Petits Hauts - Making of Hiver 2016 from Des Petits Hauts...

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  • Focus on...F-Troupe

    Posted on November 05 2015

    Focus on...F-Troupe. The story Well known for their offbeat designs and celebrity following, London based footwear label             F-Troupe manage to bring together traditional design with...

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  • Aspiga S15

    Posted on May 04 2015

    Aspiga was born in Africa, after founder Lucy Macnamara fell in love with both Kenya and the designs produced by its local people. Inspired by the intricate bead work of...

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  • Ground

    Posted on September 22 2014

    Huge thanks to all those who came out to support Mercantile London's basement launch this week. Despite the strange almost tropical temperature many of our brands came to hang out, have...

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  • Parisian Summer

    Posted on July 07 2014

    Mercantile London hopped on the Eurostar to Paris last weekend for the Summer 15 trade shows and a visit to one of our in-store favourites, Ba&sh. Launched by two Parisian...

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  • Beat

    Posted on June 24 2014

    Well, it was a close finish but RAINS just won out over 5 Preview in our 'battle of the brands' last weekend, but there were no losers really, especially when we...

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  • High Summer

    Posted on June 02 2014

    The Mercantile London High Summer Look book has just hit the shop floor, featuring the pick of our Summer collections. Matching co-ords from Libertine Libertine, punchy colour pops from Rains...

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  • Behind the scenes

    Posted on May 31 2014

    Debra - Director/Buyer for Mercantile London. Talent - spotting a best seller. Likes - white shirts/green juice (just not together, although that does happen sometimes) Debra wears:  vintage glasses from...

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  • Dr. Denim DIY

    Posted on May 28 2014

    UPCYCLE: verb To reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality than the original for environmental value. Does your winter denim...

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  • Behind the scenes

    Posted on May 25 2014

    There is nothing we love more here at Mercantile London than seeking out exciting new brands, so this week we were travelling the five zones, visiting trade shows and showrooms,...

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  • Shine

    Posted on April 11 2014

      Summer look book time again! We have a store full of luxe neutrals, fresh colour and popping print so Mercantile London decided to spent the day on an outdoor...

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  • Behind the scenes - Last

    Posted on March 13 2014

      The Mercantile London buying team have been out and about viewing the last of our collections for the Winter buy. We love our jobs!     Fuelling up with...

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  • Behind the scenes - Summer shoot

    Posted on February 26 2014

      The store is bursting with fresh, Summer stock and we wanted to share it with you all (before it all leaves us) so the Mercantile London team spent the...

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  • Five minutes with...Karin

    Posted on February 20 2014

        Being a family run business, we are close knit here at The Mercantile London, so today we take five minutes out to chat with a good friend of...

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  • Behind the scenes - London, London, London

    Posted on February 16 2014

       Who ? Stylish buyers Where ? London trade show Why ? Seeking out those new gems 

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  • Behind the scenes - London Paris Copenhagen

    Posted on February 02 2014

      Mercantile London has been hitting the road/train/plane over the last two weeks, seeking out the new and checking in with our favourite brands to see the upcoming offer for...

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  • Have you ever had a bad time in Levi's ?

    Posted on January 18 2014

    Behind the scenes - Tuesday 14th Levi's Made & Crafted W14 view. Blending heritage design with a fresh, modern slant, Levi's Made & Crafted W14 collection was rich in texture...

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  • Memphis Rains

    Posted on January 11 2014

    Its new season time and Mercantile London are constantly on the lookout for fresh, exciting items that WILL actually make your life/leaving the house that little bit easier (yes really). Britain's cool we know that, but...

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  • Deep & Dark

    Posted on November 29 2013

    Our dark east end Christmas pop up is now in full swing after our opening party on the first of November. With a carefully curated mix of new designers and...

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  • JeS X Mercantile

    Posted on November 15 2013

    With semi-precious gemstones sourced from off the beaten track visits to Indonesia, India and remote destinations throughout South-East Asia, every element of JeS jewellery has a deeply personal connection to...

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  • Behind the scenes - Copenhagen diary

    Posted on August 14 2013

      The Mercantile buying team have just returned from the trade shows in Copenhagen, where we had a fantastic time meeting new designers, discussed future collaborations, and selected from the summer 14 collections...

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