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  • Scandi Sale Picks

    December 22 2020 – Mercantile London

    Scandi Sale Picks

      Incorporating Denmark, Norway and Sweden,  'scandi' based style has had a huge influence on the world in terms of interiors, fashion, food and the hugely popular concept of hygge. Like most Europeans, Scandinavian based designers favour quality fabrics, along with a classic colour palette of grey, black, and cream juxtaposed with vivid brights and print.  With a distinct Scandinavian...

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  • Guest Edit - Tanaka's Seasonal Wish List

    December 15 2020 – Mercantile London

    Guest Edit - Tanaka's Seasonal Wish List

    Founded in 2019 by Leonara Manyangadze, TANAKA is a handmade soap brand. Tanaka (n.) [tah-nah-kah] is a Zimbabwean Shona name, meaning 'we are good', and it is this sentiment that guides their mission. TANAKA make bars of soap to benefit skin health and boost wellbeing and, in doing so, rid the world of plastic waste. Being fans of her beautifully...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide - Conscious Christmas

    November 16 2020 – Mercantile London

    Christmas Gift Guide - Conscious Christmas

      With a staggering extra amount of waste produced over the Christmas period compared with the rest of the year; food and packaging, wrap and cards, Christmas trees, and unwanted or duplicated gifts are often binned rather than recycled, re-purposed or re-used. If you are choosing not to ignore the impact this has and opting for a more mindful way...

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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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  • History & Heritage  Part 1 - ERIBÉ Knitwear

    October 26 2020 – Mercantile London

    History & Heritage Part 1 - ERIBÉ Knitwear

      Established 33 years ago, ERIBÉ (named after brand founder Rosemary Eribe’) is a knitwear design house and manufacturer based in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders. Thought of as a 'cottage industry gone global', they champion the Made In Scotland label and have an avid fan-base around the world. ERIBÉ Knitwear has organically grown from a one-person operation in a...

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  • Eco, Fair & Certified ARMEDANGELS AW20

    October 09 2020 – Mercantile London

    Eco, Fair & Certified ARMEDANGELS AW20

      “Fair, organic, social … sure, anyone can say that! To show that these are not just empty words, we work together with independent organisations…to create meaningful products with the highest respect for humans and nature”. ARMEDANGELS   ArmedAngels create timeless, sustainable, fashion for men and women with a 100% eco, fair, certified and transparent approach. The brands mission is...

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  • Back to Basics - Seasonal Staples

    September 29 2020 – Mercantile London

    Back to Basics - Seasonal Staples

      It seems relevant to return to a back to basics approach for the autumn season, questioning the longevity of our purchases and their ability to offer the multiple demands we make on them. Over the years Mercantile London has grown with and supported crafts people, artisans, small brands and individual makers who's agendas is to work in the right...

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  • Summer's End - Mercantile Shoot at Mersea Island

    September 07 2020 – Mercantile London

    Summer's End - Mercantile Shoot at Mersea Island

      To welcome in the autumn season, Mercantile London headed down to Mersea Island in Essex (once a holiday home for the Romans from nearby historic Colchester) with a selection of favourite pieces from the new collections. An edit of easy to style but elevated pieces were combined with the last of summer’s shorts, and bare feet. Summer dresses were...

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  • New in - Meadows by Louise Markey

    August 25 2020 – Mercantile London

    New in - Meadows by Louise Markey

        Meadows is designed in Hackney, East London, by Australian born, Central Saint Martins graduate, Louise Markey. It is is a romantic, feminine, and seriously collectable collection inspired by Victoriana, folklore, and a prairie-style silhouette. Centred around dresses, the collection is inspired by various sources. The white cotton styles found in the summer collections focus on embroidery, whilst the...

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  • Visions by Stine Goya - Pre Fall 2020

    August 11 2020 – Mercantile London

    Visions by Stine Goya - Pre Fall 2020

        The Stine Goya Pre Fall 20 Collection is a journey through the mind and life of Swedish artist Moki Cherry, (mother of Neneh) an exploration of artistic rebellion and a return to the brand’s roots in multimedia artistic practice.From design to drama, art to music, this season examines an artist’s bold interpretation of the adage “the stage as a...

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