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  • Summer Mood board // Soft Neutral

    May 11 2021 – Mercantile London

    Summer Mood board // Soft Neutral

      The mood of the approaching summer season is one of calm. Muted shades in cream, stone and sunshine yellow, combine with accents of desert and terracotta to evoke a feeling of polished, quiet luxury. Look to the natural world to find inspiration; florals in loose print arrangements sit alongside the summer classics of soft gingham in cool, oversized shapes....

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  • Scents of Summer // Kerzon

    April 27 2021 – Mercantile London

    Scents of Summer // Kerzon

      Kerzon, pronounced “care-z-on” is  a brand born between two brothers, Etienne and Pierre-Alexis, one creative, the other entrepreneurial, but both sensitive and passionate about beautiful things, and authentic memories.  Driven by a desire to create simple, authentic, sustainable products, they dreamt up a range of natural products to embellish the home, and cleanse and take care of the body on...

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  • Spring Details - Le Bon Shoppe + A Kjaerbede

    March 31 2021 – Mercantile London

    Spring Details - Le Bon Shoppe + A Kjaerbede

      Shop our edit of easy, affordable, pieces that will freshen your look for Spring and work through the summer months. New arrival pieces from American brand Le Bon Shoppe's include soft, low gauge tees for a beautiful natural worn-in look, and affordable Danish design, along with UV protection in A Kjaerbede's frames.    Le Bon Shoppe. The founders of Le...

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  • Fresh For Spring - Autry The 80's Classic

    March 24 2021 – Mercantile London

    Fresh For Spring - Autry The 80's Classic

      Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1982, Autry, "the shoe with the American flag", gained recognition in the North American market thanks to a number of technical innovations, and winning top ratings as the finest shoe in the sports division, in both Tennis Magazine and Runners World.The brand’s strategy was that of creating a line of sport-specific shoes : tennis,...

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  • Bright Days, Bold Style -  FRNCH

    March 16 2021 – Mercantile London

    Bright Days, Bold Style - FRNCH

      FRNCH, pronounced "French" - has become a name to characterize a complete wardrobe with Parisian influences. From its artistic studio in the 3rd district of Paris, FRNCH delivers a contemporary study of the Parisian silhouette that designers Franck and Chloé renew every season. Dedicated to a city that embraces elegance and simplicity, FRNCH's ready-to-wear concept also boldly merges the...

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  • Affordable Gift Suggestions - Mother's Day

    March 09 2021 – Mercantile London

    Affordable Gift Suggestions - Mother's Day

      An edit of considered, affordable Mother's Day gifts (that can also be posted easily) for the females in your life who are always there for you. Shop small for your big love.       Baggu Madras No3 Reusable Bag £14.00 Eco-friendly, affordable and design-led, Baggu are made from lightweight ripstop nylon, and built to hold 2-3 times as much...

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  • In Conversation with Meadows Designer Louise Markey

    February 26 2021 – Mercantile London

    In Conversation with Meadows Designer Louise Markey

        Meadows is a romantic and feminine collection designed in Hackney, East London, by Australian born, Central Saint Martins graduate, Louise Markey. Inspired by Victoriana, prairie-style, and folklore the collection embodies a distinct point of difference and whilst it draws on various historical periods is infused with a wearable, modern sensibility. We caught up with founder and womenswear designer...

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  • Spring Moodboard

    February 19 2021 – Mercantile London

    Spring Moodboard

    One of the new season moods offers up glimpses of romance and feminine details inspired by Victoriana, prairie-style, and folklore. Centred around the return to a slower approach, designers current attitudes are being inspired by various sources.  Looking to the past, embroidery and lace draw their inspiration largely from heritage crafts and traditional skills passed down through generations. Floral printed...

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  • Green Shoots

    January 22 2021 – Mercantile London

    Green Shoots

      "Green is the fresh emblem of well-founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest". – Mary Webb   One of the nations favourite colours (after blue) and with more shades than any other colour, the colour green was revered by ancient cultures. Egyptians used forms of malachite and azurite to decorate their temples,...

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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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