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  • Gift Guide - Modern Pearl

    Posted on December 04 2019

    Perfect for those that like classic with a twist -the pearl motif still features heavily in designers jewellery collections, look for statement shapes to ensure a future classic.   Shyla...

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  • Make Pre work for you

    Posted on December 03 2019

    Whilst sometimes confusing in name and often overlooked on the shop floor whilst Christmas is in full chaotic swing, ‘pre-collections’ (also called, Cruise, Resort or Holiday at this time of...

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  • Investment Knits

    Posted on November 19 2019

    London based Jumper 1234 was founded in 2014 by a team of friends with a shared desire to create no-fuss, core pieces that would sit timelessly, wear effortlessly and still...

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  • Our new award winning, vegan apothecary brand - Join

    Posted on November 08 2019

    Join London is an independent fragrance and lifestyle brand founded in early 2017. Cruelty free and vegan, the brand began in London where they first started handcrafting organic vegan candles...

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  • The new season scent // Q & A with Plum & Ashby

    Posted on November 05 2019

    Plum & Ashby create beautifully designed, high quality apothecary products for the home with an aesthetic that is clean and considered. Their home and body collections are inspired by and...

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  • Colorful Standard

    Posted on October 25 2019

    As far as Colorful Standard are concerned there is nothing better than a perfect-fitting t-shirt or hoodie; one that is long lasting, and developed from the highest quality organic cotton....

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  • The Seasons Statement Earring.

    Posted on October 15 2019

    Having been seen in the collections for multiple seasons, the oversized, statement earring really is here to stay. An instant update for a simple outfit, the statement earring is now...

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  • The Seasons Best Coats

    Posted on October 12 2019

    Deserving of a little consideration, a winter coat must be the most hard working piece in our wardrobe with a need to suit weekend wear as well as evening events,...

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  • The Sisterhood Dress // Naked Generation

    Posted on October 08 2019

    For the founder of Naked Generation, Lara Merrill, the Sisterhood collection was born out of a love affair for celebrating slow fashion, Indian textiles and vintage fashion. It all began with...

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  • Making Sustainability Clear // Vagabond shoes

    Posted on October 04 2019

    Swedish fashion shoe brand Vagabond has been in the industry for more than thirty years. Ever since the start, the idea has been about offering designer shoes and accessories for...

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  • Focus on // Hiking Boots

    Posted on September 17 2019

    Although never wanting to wish the summer away, with The Mercantile full of autumn collections it feels right to pack away our summer pieces and embrace the ease of autumn....

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  • Autumn / Winter 19 Stine Goya

    Posted on September 03 2019

    For Autumn Winter 2019, Stine Goya delves into the world of American writer Truman Capote - his own style, the feted Black & White Ball, and the Swans; the group...

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  • Wood Wood 19 // Second Delivery

    Posted on August 27 2019

    Wood Wood is a contemporary fashion and lifestyle brand founded in 2002 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark. With its own stores in Berlin, Aarhus and Copenhagen as well as an...

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  • New season // Samsoe Samsoe

    Posted on August 23 2019

    Samsøe & Samsøe dates back to 1993, when brothers Klaus and Preben Samsøe opened a small namesake shop in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter. Originally selling only jewellery, the label soon expanded...

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  • How to do modern Bohemian // Primrose Park X Ossie Clark

    Posted on August 20 2019

    Born in England in 1942, Raymond Clark, (and nicknamed Ossie) was to become one of the most influential designers and figureheads of the sixties.With a talent that was noticed from...

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  • We have nothing to hide... ARMEDANGELS

    Posted on August 16 2019

      Ethical~adjective- 'being in accordance with the rules or standards for right conduct or practice'.   Striving to be the fairest label in fashion, ARMEDANGELS combine inspirational ethics with a...

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  • A Focus On // Leopard print

    Posted on August 09 2019

    Once one of the the most divisive prints around - leopard has always embodied a edgy look through the ages and it is now back with a (faux) force in...

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  • New in store // Wanderlust Life

    Posted on August 06 2019

    Due to popular demand, jewellery brand Wanderlust Life has arrived in store and on line. Wanderlust Life is a minimalist jewellery brand, handmade in the UK and inspired by the...

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  • Moving On

    Posted on August 02 2019

    The Pre collection from Nordic brand Ichi is inspired by the countryside, with flowery fields, wide heaths, deep waters and forever skies, inviting us on an adventurous journey; from early...

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  • Summers biggest jewellery trend.

    Posted on July 31 2019

    One of the summer seasons biggest trends in jewellery has been the emergence of the shell motif and the use of natural materials you'd be lucky to find on a...

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  • Stylish Sustainability // Far Afield

    Posted on July 30 2019

    Responsible practise is at the heart of many discussions surrounding the industry at the moment – one of the brands that faithfully uphold the principles of sustainability and ethical production...

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  • New to store // AYM

    Posted on July 19 2019

    Launching with us this summer 19, AYM is a Copenhagen based accessories and jewellery brand that defines the spirit of the moment. First spotted by us at the shows in...

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  • Pre collection // Bellerose

    Posted on July 16 2019

    Bellerose is a Belgian contemporary womenswear and menswear brand, originally created in 1989. Bellerose started out by distributing a range of men’s shirts and later on opened its first store...

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  • Summer Sale Classics // Part 2

    Posted on July 12 2019

    Below is our second edit of the current sale pieces that will go towards making your summer dressing even easier. These pieces are reduced to high street prices yet come...

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  • Secrets to Successful Sale Shopping.

    Posted on July 06 2019

    The key to successful sale shopping is to avoid the mass produced (and the crowds) and seek out those hardworking pieces that will form the foundation of your wardrobe. Think...

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  • Micro Trend // Bucket Hats

    Posted on June 29 2019

    Past era's influence on fashion is nothing new and at the moment it seems the 1990's is having it's turn. With Marc Jacobs re-releasing his 1993 grunge collection and everybody...

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  • Pre -Autumn 19 Colour Block Collection - Rains

    Posted on June 25 2019

    Rains is a contemporary rain wear lifestyle brand creating waterproof designs. Influenced by its Scandinavian heritage, Rains is of the opinion that proper rain wear need not come at the...

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  • Essential Festival Wear - INSANE IN THE RAIN

    Posted on June 21 2019

    There is no such thing as bad festival weather, only inappropriate festival clothing - be happy, dry and eco with a waterproof jacket by INSANE IN THE RAIN . This...

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  • High Summer Moodboard // Global

    Posted on June 17 2019

    This season the Leon & Harper muse continues to play with her masculine-feminine side by wearing striped shirts, worker jackets and dresses full of flowers. She doesn't lose her signature French...

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  • Get Lost // Pre Fall

    Posted on June 13 2019

      The Stine Goya pre fall collection is inspired by the poem “Map Piece” by Yoko Ono which encourages an exploration into the unknown and alludes to the journey that...

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  • Summer Looks // Stripe + Floral

    Posted on June 11 2019

    The two classics of summertime print - floral and stripe. Easy to mix with other print, classic yet contemporary when you opt for an unexpected colour. Keep the silhouette simple...

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  • Summer Moodboard // The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Posted on June 07 2019

    Kinley Dress // Marvin Crystal Sunglasses // Sofia Summer Blue Stripes Dress // Carisma Cloud Dancer Shorts // Halliway Navy Stripe T-Shirt // Viola Pink Striped Shirt // Slim Oceania Hair Clip // Alston Light Clay Cord Chinos // Frese White Demi Sunglasses // Mini Biba Pearl Gold...

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  • Odd Constellations // Pre Fall

    Posted on May 31 2019

    Baum Und Pferdgarten was established in Copenhagen in 1999 by Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave, who created the brand as a interplay between their surnames. Ever since the beginning the...

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  • Summer Moodboard // Anna + Nina

    Posted on May 28 2019

    Amsterdam based jewellery brand Anna + Nina was created in 2012 when Anna de Lanoy Meijer and Nina Poot joined forces to celebrate their love of travel, style and beautiful...

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  • The Brand That Gives Back - Wax London

    Posted on May 24 2019

    Menswear brand Wax London was founded with the view to create affordable, quality menswear and to bring the manufacturing of traditional British outerwear back to the UK. Thus, the majority...

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  • Star Mela - Easy Holiday Dressing

    Posted on May 17 2019

    Established in London in 2007 by Amanda and  Kirstine, Star Mela was born through a mutual love of fashion, travel and a mission to produce easy to wear summer essentials...

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  • Summer Looks - Natural Neutral

    Posted on May 14 2019

    As a juxtaposition to the headline grabbing trends of the collections, a quiet influence has been cutting steadily through. This is not the norm-core of last year; these are the...

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  • Affordable summer essentials - Native Youth

    Posted on May 10 2019

    Native Youth’s Spring Summer 19 collection is inspired by historical classics merged together with modern styling and fabrications. Showcased throughout three drops; Bona Fide, Audacious and Fulfilled, the range focuses...

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  • Introducing - Toka Toka

    Posted on May 07 2019

    The Holiday Route - Spring-Summer Collection 19 from Toka Toka.   "Tourists in our cities: on the lookout for the beautiful, the new..." – Toka Toka.   Adding to the...

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  • Brand of the moment - Ania Haie

    Posted on April 12 2019

      With a passion for quality contemporary jewellery and a clear understanding that women didn't want to compromise on quality, Ania Haie was born. The founders realised that today's woman...

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  • Happy Mother's Day from Mercantile

    Posted on March 31 2019

    As a tribute to all those who 'mother' around the globe; those who advise, encourage and nourish - metaphorically as well as literally we ask three women who shape the...

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  • What goes around comes around - Frankie.

    Posted on March 05 2019

                          Where does the name Frankie. come from? Frankie. is my nickname, it comes from my name Elodie Franchitti. What...

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  • Eco Essentials - Tretorn

    Posted on March 05 2019

    Tretorn is an innovation driven company with high quality, functional and contemporary products at mind. Their Eco Essential rainwear merges the best of heritage with innovative fabrics to create the...

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  • Small steps in the right direction - there is no planet b

    Posted on March 05 2019

    Last Summer we packed our bags destined for Berlin on a mission to make our store greener and more ethical. The results were staggering as Europe embraced the need to...

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  • Help!!! Which fabrics should I buy?

    Posted on March 05 2019

        PREFERRED FABRICS - At Mercantile we look to buy as much natural, organic and certified fabric as possible but also understand that its about balance and offering a...

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  • Spring Season Essentials

    Posted on March 04 2019

    With the sunshine appearing recently here are a few small changes that you make to your wardrobe to ensure you feel ready for when the season turns. The Suede Jacket - ...

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  • Spring Summer Inspiration - Baum Und Pferdgarten

    Posted on February 14 2019

    Baum Und Pferdgarten - Spring Summer 2019 Collection “A Poetic Friendship” “Friendships are simple but yet complex. A friend makes the world we live in a better and more poetic...

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  • Saucony - Running strong for 120 years

    Posted on February 08 2019

    In 1898 four young business men opened the Saucony shoe manufacturing company in Kutztown, Pennsylvinia. The word Saucony (Sock-Uh-Knee) which comes from the Lenni Lenape Native American word “saconk”  means...

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