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  • New to Mercantile // Rita Row

    May 14 2024 – Mercantile London

    New to Mercantile // Rita Row

        Rita Row was born in Figueres (Girona) in June 2013 and is the brainchild of two halves: Imma Serra and Xènia Semis. From its beginnings, the brand established a clear objective: to craft elegant and functional clothing. Rita symbolizes a woman in search of comfort, quality and style; this fictional character acts as a muse to the designers,...

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  • The Floral Family

    April 30 2024 – Mercantile London

    The Floral Family

      Now that the signs of Spring are starting to appear, it feels right to consider a swap to a seasonal scent for yourself. Fragrances with floral scents, such as rose, mimosa or lilac are often considered simple classics, but the ones below come with a range of notes and a fresh twist. Read on to discover some of the florals...

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  • A State Of Mind // Louise Mischa

    March 26 2024 – Mercantile London

    A State Of Mind // Louise Mischa

      Since it's beginnings in 2012, Louise Mischa has been a story of adventure, friendship and family. Intricacy in detail, fabrication and crafts are signature to this French brand that use travel and comfort as their main inspiration. These are clothes you wear continually but never want to wear out as you'll be lost without them. Through each collection, Louise...

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  • How To Choose Perfume - Bon Parfumeur

    March 04 2024 – Mercantile London

    How To Choose Perfume - Bon Parfumeur

      Bon Parfumeur is a niche perfume house that offers clean, genderless and eco-responsible fragrances. Created and made with local suppliers in France (the design begins in Paris, the juice is from Grasse, the bottle from Normandie, and production is in Chartres)  local manufacturing allows the brand to minimise transportation costs while fully valuing French fragrance know-how. Even though the...

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  • Everyday Rituals

    February 24 2024 – Mercantile London

    Everyday Rituals

      Often overlooked, bar soap may not at first glance seem that exciting, but many well-being and apothecary brands are taking on the challenge to elevate this every day essential into a chance for a little self-care, and the ultimate relaxation. Dook (meaning to submerge) is an award-winning artisanal company based in Edinburgh, who have elevated the humble bar of...

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  • Wellness Advice With Lab Tonica

    January 23 2024 – Mercantile London

    Wellness Advice With Lab Tonica

      Lab Tonica is a contemporary wellness brand which aims to take herbal remedies out of the cupboard and onto the cosmetic shelf. Encompassing a perfect alchemy of design, ancient recipes, scientific methods and accessible formats, Lab Tonica brings the healing power of plants to a new, modern audience. Every sip of the brands tea, smudge of balm, drop of...

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  • Back To Basics

    December 26 2023 – Mercantile London

    Back To Basics

      After the excess of the Christmas season, it always seems relevant to return to a back to basics approach, wanting to refresh what we currently have in our wardrobes and questioning the longevity of future purchases. With this in mind (and one eye on warmer days) we have a quick round up of three styles from one of our...

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  • Considered Christmas Gift Guide // Small Things

    November 28 2023 – Mercantile London

    Considered Christmas Gift Guide // Small Things

      Perfect for present add-ons, stocking fillers, office parties, host gifts, secret Santa or when you want to make a considered but small gesture, this selection of gift ideas below come from innovative and forward thinking brands. Here you will find small batch production and a general considered approach to low impact production. Conscious, without compromising on style or performance,...

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  • Considered Christmas Gift Guide // Well-Being

    November 15 2023 – Mercantile London

    Considered Christmas Gift Guide // Well-Being

      As with our year round approach to curation, this Christmas we are choosing to encourage slow and considered gift giving. Below we begin our Considered Gift Edits with the idea of gifting 'a moment of calm'. These well-being suggestions are from small, creative companies that will help to create a soothing mood at home or the office with scent...

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  • New To Store

    October 24 2023 – Mercantile London

    New To Store

      From a new generation taking the design lead in a Scandinavian jewellery brand, a sustainable candle company celebrating Irish design with twenty years of small batch production, to a family business drawing on their Basque heritage to produce hardwearing rainwear, these are just three of the new brands that have been selected for the Autumn Winter season here at...

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