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  • The history of the Breton

    Posted on February 07 2020

    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...

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  • Last chance

    Posted on January 31 2020

    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...

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  • Fresh new arrivals - spring 2020

    Posted on January 28 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...

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  • Vintage inspired pastel knits

    Posted on January 24 2020

    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...

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  • Function + Form - Bell & Fox

    Posted on January 21 2020

    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,...

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  • Sale picks under fifty.

    Posted on January 17 2020

    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...

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  • January Dressing

    Posted on January 17 2020

    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...

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  • Keep cosy (on sale)

    Posted on January 10 2020

    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...

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  • New Year, Fresh Start

    Posted on January 07 2020

    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...

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  • Pre Spring '20 - Bellerose

    Posted on December 31 2019

    Bellerose Women SS20 - Urban Tribes“Our goal this season is to truly capture the essence of this rich and inspiring cultures found in Africa” – Bellerose.Seemingly far away and worlds...

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  • Sale Picks // PT 3

    Posted on December 27 2019

    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...

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  • Sale Picks // PT 2

    Posted on December 24 2019

    A round up of this weeks best sale picks...hurry though these won't hang around long. Stine Goya Clarabelle Posey Dots DressWas £202.00 Now £141.00  Wood Wood Mens Gunther Grey Jaquard SweaterWas...

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  • Pre Spring '20 Baum Und Pferdgarten

    Posted on December 06 2019

    Pre Spring '20 – Baum Und Pferdgarten. Inspired by the romance and ritualism of nature, the Baum Und Pferdgarten Pre Spring 2020 collection is for women who don't follow trends...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New to The Mercantile - Levete Room

    Posted on February 05 2019

    Launching at The Mercantile this season, Levete Room is a new Danish fashion brand founded in Copenhagen in 2017, that offers a modern selection of affordable pieces. “The Levete woman is...

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  • The Outside

    Posted on January 25 2019

    A  life in, and with nature, are the inspiration of the Wood Wood SS019 collection - a life that both celebrates ventures into the wilderness as well as the people...

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  • Pre Spring 19 - Stine Goya

    Posted on January 11 2019

    For Pre Spring 2019 Stine Goya launches a collection inspired by the cinematic visionary Michelangelo Antonioni, a collection reflective of his stylistic take on modernity, and its resounding emptiness.  By...

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  • Fresh Start - Blue + White

    Posted on January 08 2019

    All pieces on our New in page (except Vagabond Ebba Boot image 5)

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  • Pre collections 2019 - Baum Und Pferdgarten.

    Posted on December 18 2018

      Baum Und Pferdgarten - Resort 2019 Collection “Lost in Transformation” “For our resort 19 collection we were inspired by an aesthetic that is both poetic, contemplating and very silent....

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  • How to do modern party dressing.

    Posted on November 20 2018

    'Party season' dressing is always a tricky one - you want to make the most of that invitation, (it's a long gloomy season ... and a little bit of luxury...

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  • The affordable French perfume - Bon Perfumeur

    Posted on November 06 2018

    Designed and produced in France, Bon Perfumeur is the creation of Ludovic Bonneton, former digital director for Yves Rocher.The collection is produced by a team of six perfumers that reveal...

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  • Everyday Fashion we Love - Emin & Paul.

    Posted on October 30 2018

    Established in London in 2010 by two young designers Emin Young and Paul Kim, Emin & Paul has established itself as a brand which creates feminine, contemporary and unique women’s...

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  • A Spanish Classic

    Posted on October 26 2018

    For more than a hundred years, the unisex fragrance 'Alvarez Gomez ' has been the symbol of quality and classic style in Spain. The story started when the Gomez cousins...

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  • New this season - Showcase Cardigans

    Posted on October 05 2018

    Pack away your oversized blazer from the summer and swap for the new showstopper chunky knit cardigan. Labour intensive and hand crafted compositions are key to these showcase pieces, along...

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  • Back to reality with Rains

    Posted on September 07 2018

     Summer holidays are unfortunately done and it’s time to return to the real world. The uneasy feeling of getting back from summer holiday is universal, so Scandinavian rainwear company Rains set...

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  • Tretorn - the rain jacket with an eco edge.

    Posted on September 04 2018

      Born out of the wet Scandinavian weather, Tretorn has made its mark in many places on earth.  The waterproof outerwear products have been used at tennis courts, rainy streets...

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  • See the Summer out - Samsoe & Samsoe

    Posted on August 28 2018

    This season for Scandinavian brand Samsoe & Samsoe, the past is fused with the future to create exaggerated silhouettes and effortlessly elegant pieces cut from vintage inspired silk-velvet and Prince...

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  • The affordable cult denim brand to know

    Posted on August 21 2018

    With so many denim brands out there, Rolla’s an Australian apparel brand, that specialises in truly authentic yet comfortable vintage inspired fits. Paying homage to a time when denim came into...

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  • New season arrivals - SIDELINE

    Posted on August 08 2018

    Understated design and subtle, minute detailing are at the core of contemporary womenswear label SIDELINE, whose focus is indigo fabrics which are worked into inventive, thoughtful designs. Clean yet feminine,...

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  • Three ethical fashion brands to know

    Posted on August 01 2018

    With both customers and businesses asking questions about sustainable practise in the fashion industry, ethical fashion brands are now taking centre stage. Throwing off past ideas that ethical meant sacrificing...

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  • How to dress for the heat

    Posted on July 17 2018

    With the unexpected heatwave continuing across the country the challenge to remain chic in the intense heat is proving rather difficult. Unlike our European cousins (well equipped with extensive hot...

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  • New to The Mercantile - Kirei

    Posted on June 19 2018

    Kirei (pronounced ‘kee-ray’ ) and which means beautiful in Japanese, have set out to create a womenswear collection of “effortless clothing that could be worn in many ways, for many years”....

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