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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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  • Last chance

    January 31 2020 – Mercantile London

    Last chance

    Tran-seasonal and easy to wear, colours such as turmeric, soft cream and sage work hard to lift the chilly days and are easy to pair with everyday denim. The pieces below are in our winter sale which ends soon, so last chance on these classics.   CUS Noko Dijon Sweater // Second Female Loch Inca Gold Midi Dress // Des Petits Hauts Selym...

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  • Fresh new arrivals - spring 2020

    January 28 2020 – Mercantile London

    Fresh new arrivals - spring 2020

    The spring arrivals bring fresh new pieces to the shop floor. A pallet of zen blue sits alongside soft lemons, mauve and mint with a punch of massai red, colbalt and antique yellow. Classic cream and soft taupe keep it balanced and wearable. Accessories continue the theme with the offer of the Saucony jazz original in rose and Bell &...

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  • Vintage inspired pastel knits

    January 24 2020 – Mercantile London

    Vintage inspired pastel knits

    Vintage inspired, pointelle detail and a pastel palette is the big thing in knitwear at the moment. Don't save until the warmer days, these knits and cardigans are perfect to wear now, to lift the cold days. Wear slightly oversized and tucked into classic high rise denim.  Bellerose Datair Ice Cardigan // And Less Bambina Dusty Lavender Pullover // Maison Anje Lanea Tea...

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  • Function + Form - Bell & Fox

    January 21 2020 – Mercantile London

    Function + Form - Bell & Fox

    Launched in AW15, British accessories brand Bell & Fox create quality, fairly priced pieces with a minimal aesthetic and maximum functionality.Inspired by vintage detail but viewed through a contemporary aesthetic, they create collections that function beyond season.Each piece is expected to work hard; quality and function are key – so Bell & Fox bags are made in premium leather and...

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  • Sale picks under fifty.

    January 17 2020 – Mercantile London

    Sale picks under fifty.

    January can seem a long, pared back month after the excess and sparkle of Christmas, but there are bargains still to be had in the Mercantile winter sale. Our edit below all comes in at fifty pounds and under for quality, classic pieces that provide a bit of winter cheer.   Colorful Standard Unisex Soft Lavender Sweatshirt £39.00 ( Was £55.00)...

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  • January Dressing

    January 17 2020 – Mercantile London

    January Dressing

    Spring arrivals with a strong 'buy now wear now' element are hitting the shop floor. Cosy knits with fresh spring colour, dresses that were made to layer and boots that will tackle winter snow are all considered purchases that will take you through the chilly days onto the spring season.   The colour pop knit. Lightweight textures provide all the...

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