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  • Five Sale Pieces to Create a Classic Summer Wardrobe

    July 03 2020 – Mercantile London

    Five Sale Pieces to Create a Classic Summer Wardrobe

      With the launch of the summer sale now is the perfect time to take a review of your wardrobe and see where you may need to invest.  These following five styles are the ones that transcend seasons and are the building blocks to which you can add new purchases season after season. A tight edit of quality staples you...

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  • Penfield T-shirt Mercantile London

    May 14 2020 – Mercantile London

    An Easy Way To Restyle A Classic

        Not considered a classic for nothing, the classic t-shirt may be one of the simplest pieces to style but it has obtained iconic status for a reason.  First worn by men as an undergarment, the cotton jersey crew neck became standard military issue in World War II, and was descended from the Breton style tops worn by Navy...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Keep cosy (on sale)

    January 10 2020 – Mercantile London

    Keep cosy (on sale)

    With winter still roaring in, keep the harsh elements at bay and stay comfortable and cosy by tucking up with an edit of faux fur coats and soft touch scarves to hunker down in. Best of all, they are all on sale at the moment so you can invest in the pieces you need without breaking the January bank. Des...

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  • New Year, Fresh Start

    January 07 2020 – Mercantile London

    New Year, Fresh Start

    Now is the time for a bold fresh start, with the knowledge that spring is on its way. Add some strong colour or hyped up print to your look with the brands contemporary take on the season that lies ahead.   Ba&shTalia Dress // Ba&sh Bleu Madeleine Dress // Storm & Marie Beate All Over Print Maxi Dress // Ba&sh Noir Rym Top // Bellerose Hibou Army...

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  • Sale Picks // PT 3

    December 27 2019 – Mercantile London

    Sale Picks // PT 3

    Our last instalment of the weeks best sale picks...as always - hurry if you like these as they won't hang around long.   RVLT 6493 Sweater Off-White Was £83.00 Now £41.00. Libertine-Libertine Elegant Camel Leo Jacket Was £268.00 Now £187.00 Stine Goya Rhode Black Meadow Dress Was £380.00 Now £190.00 Just Female Caia Barn Red Polka Dot Trousers Was £108.00...

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  • Sale Picks - What you need now.

    December 17 2019 – Mercantile London

    Sale Picks - What you need now.

    The best sale purchase is one you need and one you will repeat wear. A hardworking winter wardrobe should consist of neutral coloured knits, weather appropriate outerwear, well fitting denim and classic boots and the winter sales are the perfect place to find them if you have any gaps. Today we highlight a selection of coats and jackets that will...

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