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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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  • 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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  • Welcome on board Wax London!

    Posted on September 03 2018

    Wax London was founded with a dedication to create affordable, quality menswear with the aim to bring the manufacturing of traditional British outerwear back to the UK. Thus, the majority...

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  • WEARECPH: inspired from the streets of Copenhagen.

    Posted on March 22 2018

    WEARECPH was established in 2013 with the intention to create a new brand with roots and inspiration from the streets of Copenhagen.   "Our vision is to develop rebellious and open...

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  • The iconic brand Saucony: Running strong since 1898.

    Posted on March 21 2018

    Saucony is one of the most storied brands in sneakers, running strong since 1898.  Iconic Massachusetts brand Saucony boasts a rich heritage stretching back to roots in 19thcentury Pennsylvania on the banks...

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  • La Habana by AFIELD

    Posted on March 13 2018

    Afield is heavily influenced by global travel – it is the colours, textures, sights and experiences. Be it a rainy city in England, or a tropical setting in a far...

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  • Best of the sale

    Posted on December 24 2017

     Read on for our guide to the best picksof the sale, with classic party wear, cosy coats and essential denim. With more than a touch of seventies glam, these Martina...

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  • Let it snow

    Posted on December 14 2017

    With the recent snow fall what you need to beat the chill is an upgrade on your accessories. We have a huge edit of cosy hats, scarves and gloves just...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide - For the fellas.

    Posted on December 09 2017

    With only a few weeks to go, read on for gift ideas under fifty pounds, to take the pressure off shopping for the special man in your life.  Bellfield Uematsu...

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  • An icon re-imagined

    Posted on November 04 2017

    Parka London have taken all that’s good about the classic parka and made it great. From the fabric to the cut, every detail is considered and refined to make their...

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  • American Vintage

    Posted on October 31 2017

    This winter, American Vintage sets the scene in a wild landscape. Focusing on a retro look, coats are long, thick and oversized, fully enveloping the silhouette. Knits layer together to...

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  • Winter ready

    Posted on October 20 2017

      It's never to early to get winter ready with our edit of those pieces guaranteed to keep the cold chill out and that cosy glow in.   Samsoe &...

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  • Runway to real life

    Posted on October 17 2017

    The Autumn Winter 17 collection from Samsoe Samsoe makes everyday dressing simple with their signature collection of elevated basics. Animal print devore' appears in yellow and combines with a classic...

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  • New brand alert - Howlin'

    Posted on October 03 2017

    New to The Mercantile, Antwerp based knitwear brand Howlin’ has been producing quality knitwear in Scotland since 2009. The two brothers are part of a four strong design team and...

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  • Your cold weather saviour

    Posted on September 29 2017

    Introducing the Thermal collection from Danish raincoat brand Rains, these new unisex shapes are made from the brands same trademark lightweight, water-resistant, windproof and breathable fabric but are now also insulated...

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  • New in store: Cuisse de Grenouille.

    Posted on September 13 2017

    Cuisse de Grenouille* sources its inspirations from the vintage 60’s and by giving it a new freshness, propose timeless basics models. The brand was founded by two brothers, Lucas and Severin,...

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  • Affordable summer brands

    Posted on July 18 2017

    Extend your summer wardrobe with a few easy and affordable additions from our edit of the summer collections. T Team Dr Denim's looser summer shape Haze with an oversized Doubious...

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  • Summer sale edit - Menswear

    Posted on July 02 2017

    With up to 50% off selected menswear now is the time to invest in those summer pieces that work for right now.   Champion Black Shadow Logo T-Shirt Was £62 Now...

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  • Five under fifty for Father's Day

    Posted on June 15 2017

    Father's Day arrives on the 18th June so read on for our edit of five under fifty Father's Day ideas with which to treat your Dad this year.   Claus...

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  • Behind the scenes - East End Summer shoot

    Posted on June 06 2017

    Taking to the streets of East London, we chose selected pieces from our brands to showcase in our Summer look book.  Luidgi ( @luidgibrighton ) wears  Top - Champion Black Shadow...

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  • How to do... Festivals

    Posted on May 30 2017

    British Festival season is upon us and depending on where we are attending there are some style guidelines that work for the beach, field or city. Read on to check...

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  • The shoes that Hollywood wore

    Posted on May 25 2017

    The history of G.H. Bass & Co. began in Maine 1876, when George Henry Bass put a stylish spin on a Norwegian farm shoe designed for “loafing in the field,”...

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  • WE ARE REAL

    Posted on May 19 2017

    We're proud to be an independent store in the vibrant, creative community of Spitalfields. It's the people we meet who make our work so rewarding, the customers, our suppliers large and small,...

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  • The eco- friendly summer cover up

    Posted on May 06 2017

      Insane In The Rain are an environmentally conscious brand producing ecological unisex rain wear. Their aim is to reduce and reuse plastic through the production of 'happy' printed jackets...

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  • New in store - Doubious

    Posted on May 05 2017

    Materialised from the consciousness of Zoltan Doübious, Doübious celebrates the experiences of Zoltan and his degenerate “doüb crew”, merging together spirituality and debauchery into a brand which answers life’s profound...

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  • New in store - Good News

    Posted on April 21 2017

    GOOD NEWS is a British contemporary footwear brand founded in 2016 in London, England.  Co-Founders Ben Tattersall and Nia Jones share one aspiration: to bring the world a little bit...

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  • The story behind the season - WeSC SS17

    Posted on April 15 2017

    Delivering a strong foundation in basics, peppered with some trend driven pieces WeSC menswear SS17 collection delivers key pieces such as camo pants and jackets; stripes and graphic tees; printed...

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  • Bellfield Menswear SS17 Behind the Scenes

    Posted on April 11 2017

    This seasons Bellfield Menswear focuses on high summer, drawing inspiration from a summer wardrobe of key 1950’s pieces. This results in Hawaiian shirts, using authentic tropical prints lifted from vintage...

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  • Design Classics...Timex

    Posted on April 08 2017

    Timex is an iconic American heritage unisex watch brand renowned for its timeless designs and affordable prices. Founded in 1854, the Timex brand has been a part of consumers’ lives...

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  • Behind the scenes with Native Youth SS17

    Posted on April 06 2017

      Shop the video here Follow Native Youth here

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  • The cult sunglasses for Summer

    Posted on April 04 2017

    Since 1979, Le Specs has become renowned globally for its iconic and sunglasses collections at an affordable price.  Le Specs has developed an international cult following and has become a...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide - Last minute Stocking Fillers & Mini Gifts

    Posted on December 20 2016

    Claus Porto Musgo Real aftershave £38.00 After-shave enriched with aloe, witch-hazel and echinacea extract that help comfort the skin after shaving. Ortigia Bath Salt Sachet in Zagara (Orange Blossom) £4.50 Also...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide - Men's Under Fifty

    Posted on December 15 2016

    Read on for our edit of Christmas gifts under fifty for the special man in your life...   L:A Bruket Soap Bar £13.00 Lee Socks in Black, Green or Maroon £9.00...

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