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  • How To Layer For the Cold

    January 09 2021 – Mercantile London

    How To Layer For the Cold

      With the current combination of snow, rain, wind chill and occasional glimpse of winter sunshine it can be tricky to dress in the cold season. However, with some inventive layering you can stay cosy and comfortably stylish. Below are some easy styling ideas, with pieces from both the winter sale and SS21 collections, that will work in any combination...

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  • London Based Brands - Shyla Jewellery

    January 01 2021 – Mercantile London

    London Based Brands - Shyla Jewellery

      Morally motivated, Shyla London is a jewellery brand creating timeless, demi-fine collections. All styles in the collection are made with a sterling silver base with 22 carat gold plate, the semi-precious stones used are natural and the metals are ethically sourced or recycled. “In a world of fast fashion, consumerism is turning the planet into a sweat shop haven...

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  • Sale Picks Under Fifty

    December 29 2020 – Mercantile London

    Sale Picks Under Fifty

      The Mercantile winter sale is on, and below we have an edit of sale pieces that will refresh your current wardrobe, transcend the seasons and still come in under fifty pounds.     Dr Denim Mens Titus Cashew Check ShirtNow £43.00 (Was £62.00)     Markberg Faith Yellow Snake Coin PurseNow £25.00 (Was £50.00)     Bellerose Larya Red...

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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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  • 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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  • Three Mercantile Brands With Standout Ethical & Environmental Credentials

    October 06 2020 – Mercantile London

    Three Mercantile Brands With Standout Ethical & Environmental Credentials

      Whilst having a 'green' approach seems to be the top priority for most fashion and beauty brands coming onto the market these days, the lack of clarity surrounding 'eco-friendly' terms, and the multiple factors to weight up (sourcing, materials, production methods, treatment of employees, business practices and charitable contributions) when trying to make a conscious purchase can be a...

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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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