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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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  • Enhance Your Mood // Crystals & Gemstones

    May 08 2020 – Mercantile London

    Enhance Your Mood // Crystals & Gemstones

      The use of gemstones as both a decoration and healing tool dates back centuries with the Ancient Egyptians and Mayans being some of the first cultures to revere certain stones,with the Greeks and Romans also continuing with the practise. Records suggest gemstones such as amber, jade and lapis lazuli were carved into amulets and talismans to protect health and...

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  • Enhance Your Mood // Colour

    May 05 2020 – Mercantile London

    Enhance Your Mood // Colour

      Colour is known to have an direct effect on our physical and emotional responses and research has demonstrated that different colours can simulate our senses, evoke a memory, and effect both behaviours and mood. Colour psychology is a branch of study that believes through selecting colour with purpose and surrounding ourselves with certain shades we can improve our mood...

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  • Summer 20 // Meadows

    April 26 2020 – Mercantile London

    Summer 20 // Meadows

      Meadows is a romantic and feminine collection inspired by Victoriana, prairie-style and folklore. The collection is designed in Hackney, East London, by Australian born, Central Saint Martins graduate, Louise Markey. The collection is inspired by various sources - the white cotton styles focus on embroidery and lace and draw their inspiration largely from Victorian undergarments. The floral printed and embroidered...

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  • Mercantile Stay Home Comfort Kit

    April 22 2020 – Mercantile London

    Mercantile Stay Home Comfort Kit

        Some small suggestions, products and wellness tips from Mercantile London to ease and bring comfort to your stay at home routine.   The classic sweatshirts and tees from Colourful Standard make a cosy yet presentable option. Sustainable, comfortable and uncomplicated, they are made from 100% organic cotton by a company who treat humans as they should be treated...

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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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  • Mothers' Day Gift Guide - Apothecary

    March 10 2020 – Mercantile London

    Mothers' Day Gift Guide - Apothecary

    Our edit of all things beauty to celebrate your Mum this Mothers' Day.       Plum & Ashby Wild Fig & Saffron Hand Cream Tube // Bon Parfumeur 003 Perfume // Plum & Ashby Seaweed & Samphire Bath Essence // Compagnie De Provence Cashmere Hand Cream // Parkminster Rosemary & Eucalyptus Bath Salts Sachet // Join Hedgerow Hand Soap // Bon Parfumeur 901 Perfume // Alvarez Gomez Agua...

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  • Good News

    March 03 2020 – Mercantile London

    Good News

    The aim of Good News the footwear brand is simple; to create a platform they can use to promote a healthy planet, therefore giving back, one step at a time. Currently, 95 per cent of the 20 billion pairs of shoes produced globally each year end up in landfill sites. Good News have a commitment to challenge a fast-paced fashion...

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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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  • Frankie.

    February 04 2020 – Mercantile London

    Frankie.

    Frankie. (the name comes from a childhood nickname) was launched in 2015 by Elodie,  a French designer/maker originally from Bordeaux and now based in London. The idea behind the range of unisex denim jackets was to give a second life to vintage materials, creating sustainable products that would be original, timeless and transcend seasons. Each creation is handmade in her...

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