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  • High Summer Moodboard // Global

    Posted on June 17 2019

    This season the Leon & Harper muse continues to play with her masculine-feminine side by wearing striped shirts, worker jackets and dresses full of flowers. She doesn't lose her signature French...

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  • Star Mela - Easy Holiday Dressing

    Posted on May 17 2019

    Established in London in 2007 by Amanda and  Kirstine, Star Mela was born through a mutual love of fashion, travel and a mission to produce easy to wear summer essentials...

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  • Pink City Prints - Find your ethical summer dress here.

    Posted on April 30 2019

    Working closely with artisans in India to create beautiful hand-made women's wear which celebrates the beauty of craft and sustainable fashion, Glasgow School of art graduate, Molly Russell lives in Jaipur and...

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  • Get Christmas Sorted

    Posted on November 25 2018

    Get your Christmas sorted and spend your money where it counts this year supporting small and independent business with the launch of Christmas events at Old Spitalfields Market.   Christmas...

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  • Summer Details - City Nomad

    Posted on May 02 2017

    When Summer arrives in the city, bleached out denim and pastel sportswear evolve into sunny brights showcasing vibrant saturated colour, artisan embroidery and hand woven Ikat.  Techniques passed down through...

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  • Affordable summer dressing

    Posted on April 17 2017

    Established in London, Star Mela specialises in collections based on summertime wardrobe essentials. Celebrating warm weather dressing and inspired by their world travel, Amanda, an ex-fashion buyer met Kirstine, a former...

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  • The story behind Rabens Saloner

    Posted on March 23 2017

    Rabens Saloner creative director, Birgitte Rabens Olrik, is adventurous, creative and a traveller at heart. Most of the collections she creates on her many journeys to exotic and hidden places...

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  • Say it with scents - Find your perfect fragrance pairing

    Posted on March 21 2017

    As with your wardrobe when the warmer days of spring arrive you'll want to swap your daily fragrance to something more suitable for the season, but with such an array...

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  • New brand - Rah shoes

    Posted on March 16 2017

    Mexican tradition, Italian quality. ​ Rah is a young Mexican fashion brand created by Francesca Gaetani and Simone Fabbroni when they moved from Florence, Italy to Guadalajara, Mexico. ​ Rah is...

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  • Small, Independent & Crafted - Roseanna Clare

    Posted on November 11 2016

    After completing a Masters in Textile Design and with a love of up-cycling and re-purposing, British designer Rosanna Clare has developed a range of accessories made primarily from off cuts...

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  • Small, Independent & Crafted - Rosie Brewer

    Posted on November 08 2016

    Based in Devon, Rosie Brewer is a designer-maker specialising in unique, wooden kitchenware, including knifes and chopping boards.  “The ancient tales of growth, written deep within the grain – the...

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  • Small, Independent & Crafted - Decadorn

    Posted on November 04 2016

    Designed and hand finished in London, the stones used in Decadorn's jewellery collections are small treasures of nature, hand sourced from beneath the equator. Founder Helen Bailey worked as a Fashion and...

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  • Small, Independent & Crafted - Rachel Jackson London

    Posted on October 28 2016

    'She believed she could so she did' has been jewellery designer Rachel’s mantra from day one and this feel-good, empowering vibe is at the heart of new jewellery venture; Rachel Jackson...

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  • Small, Independent & Crafted Series - Quinton Chadwick

    Posted on October 21 2016

    Although we source from an international view point, we love to discover and support home grown talent, with a crafted story. Knitwear label Quinton Chadwick is one such brand, who came...

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  • Wanderlust - Antik Batik SS16

    Posted on April 02 2016

    Italian by birth and Parisian by adoption, Gabriella Cortese, creator of fashion, interior and children’s wear label ANTIK BATIK has spent a life travelling the world, so it’s no surprise...

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