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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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  • 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 - Home

    March 11 2020 – Mercantile London

    Mothers' Day Gift Guide - Home

    Our edit of all things home to celebrate your Mum this Mothers' Day.   Grand Illusions Crassula Tall Vase // East End Prints Zebra II A3 Poster // Broste Rainy Day Wide Ceramic Vase // Nkuku Indus Wooden Bowl // Broste Indian Tan Drop Vase // Nkuku Vintage Brass Bottle Opener // Grand Illusions Pina Vase // East End Prints Sitting Woman A3 Poster //   Shop more homeware...

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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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  • International Women's Day - Sue from Côté Caché jewellery

    March 05 2020 – Mercantile London

    International Women's Day - Sue from Côté Caché jewellery

    International Women's Day  (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups...

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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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