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  • Home Grown

    Posted on November 14 2017

    Whilst we have a large selection of international collections represented in-store, we also offer a lot of home grown design talent. Native Youth. London based Native Youth’s collection includes trend...

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  • The sell out £35 earring

    Posted on November 08 2017

    Back in-store and now on-line; the sell out chain earring collection from jewellery brand Anna + Nina is perfect to layer with your everyday pieces. Sold in pairs, the collection...

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  • Hunker down

    Posted on November 05 2017

    With the days getting darker there is nothing as relaxing as the cosy glow of candlelight. Parkminster Products is a company with a very home-spun origin. They have been making...

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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 - Zakee Shariff

    Posted on October 12 2017

      Zakee has been an artist for as long as she can remember and her creative practice and brand,  Zakee Shariff was founded in 1997 Her work is inspired by...

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  • Raise your well-being game.

    Posted on October 07 2017

      The award winning apothecary collection Abahna was founded in 2005 by Claire and Ed Croft who took inspiration from the exotic bathing ceremonies and spas of India and the...

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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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  • Street style's favourite jacket

    Posted on September 27 2017

    Country style dominated on the Autumn Winter 17 catwalks with plaid, heritage tweed and cable knit cardigans appearing in numerous designers collections. So it's no surprise the street style blogs...

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  • Mood of the season - Gender Neutral

    Posted on September 22 2017

    "Androgyny - the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics".   This season sees British brand Native Youth introduce gender neutral pieces into their A/W collection. Key pieces include the Apex...

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  • The niche perfume to know.

    Posted on September 19 2017

    Born in Västerås Sweden, Maya Njie (pronounced 'Maia En-jai') moved to London in her late teens. Her background lies in surface design and photography, which she studied at the University...

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  • Mood of the season - Osaka Tigers

    Posted on September 12 2017

    Just Female AW 2017 collection. Oskara Tigers. "Patent leather, bulky knits, electric colours and sleeved statements. Inspired by the Japanese city Oskara, where youthful, energizing vibes run through the streets....

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  • Winter Coat Guide

    Posted on September 08 2017

    It's not too early to be thinking about your new winter coat, collections have been hitting the shop floor since August and if you want one that will see you...

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  • Hang onto Summer

    Posted on September 05 2017

    Hang on to those memories of the hot Summer months with the palm tree series from Anna + Nina. Options to try include the delicate Palm Leaf earrings, or the...

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  • Icons

    Posted on August 15 2017

    For Autumn / Winter 2017, RAINS pays tribute to the icons of our time. As a move on from the existing collection of iconic raincoat styles, a number of iconic...

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  • Style Focus - Dark Floral

    Posted on August 04 2017

     Not just for the Summer season, floral takes on a dark edge with a palette of anthracite and inky blue. Following on from the mini trend of Summer Gothic, floral...

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  • Easy to wear Pre season pieces

    Posted on August 01 2017

    Custommade introduces the Pre collections with its trademark Scandinavian loose and easy to wear separates.  A pale green tiered silk skirt is styled with a textured knit, a pretty powder...

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  • Pre Fall 17 - Quin

    Posted on July 23 2017

    The Mercantile London are particularly proud of the most recent addition to our womenswear brand mix, as this designer is very much part of The Mercantile family, having worked at...

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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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  • New brand alert - Ombre Claire

    Posted on July 14 2017

    New to The Mercantile London is Ombre Claire, a French jewellery brand which is designed in France and handmade in Niger in collaboration with Tuareg craftspeople.Drawing on multiple influences from...

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  • The hot summer jewellery brand - Anna + Nina

    Posted on July 07 2017

     Anna + Nina founded in 2012, started as an agency promoting jewellery and accessories labels alongside their own but has since become a brand in its own right. From its founding...

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  • New Season Autumn 17 - Second Female

    Posted on July 04 2017

    New season is arriving in store and Second Female is offering a rich palette of autumnal shades, vintage inspired floral prints and soft velvet in clean contemporary silhouettes.   

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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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  • Summer sale edit - Womenswear

    Posted on June 27 2017

    The sun is still shining and our sale is still on... two good reasons to invest in some of our pieces which are perfect for the Summer holiday season.  ...

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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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  • Pre Fall 17 Stine Goya

    Posted on May 12 2017

    “Fashion must be playful” – Stine Goya   Designer Stine Goya was born and brought up in the Danish countryside and moved to London in 1999 to study Fashion Print...

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  • Behind the scenes - Wanderlust Life

    Posted on May 09 2017

    Wanderlust Life is a collection of understated and minimal gemstone jewellery which is handmade in the UK. Inspired by Georgie Roberts' aspiration to create a range of jewellery reflecting her constant...

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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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  • The jean that gives you a perfect butt

    Posted on May 03 2017

    Introduced as the saviour for all butt shapes, the Levi Wedgie fit has managed to reach iconic status due to rave reviews for giving you the perfect peachy butt and...

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  • Summer Details - City Nomad

    Posted on May 02 2017

    When Summer arrives in the city, bleached out denim and pastel sportswear evolve into sunny brights showcasing vibrant saturated colour, artisan embroidery and hand woven Ikat.  Techniques passed down through...

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  • The sell out Summer pieces

    Posted on May 01 2017

    A love for the ocean and a bohemian jet-set spirit launched Mandy Fry into a visionary career with leading surf labels before carving her own path and co-founding Amuse Society...

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  • The two cult Australian shoe brands to know this Summer

    Posted on April 25 2017

    Senso. Established in 1980, Senso is an Australian footwear brand originally founded by husband and wife, Scarlett and Kim Meller. Noticing a gap in the market for high quality yet...

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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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  • Summer's Muse

    Posted on April 19 2017

    As the Summer season begins, the American Vintage muse is filled with a new desire for freedom. A fire blazes bright, urging her to cross the oceans and explore faraway...

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  • Affordable summer dressing

    Posted on April 17 2017

    Established in London, Star Mela specialises in collections based on summertime wardrobe essentials. Celebrating warm weather dressing and inspired by their world travel, Amanda, an ex-fashion buyer met Kirstine, a former...

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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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  • New in store - Leon & Harper

    Posted on April 01 2017

    “ I DON’T THINK THAT FASHION TODAY IS MEANT TO GIVE YOU A FAKE IDENTITY. LEON & HARPER WOULD MUCH RATHER LIKE TO ASSOCIATE WITH THIS NEW GENERATION OF GIRLS WHO...

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  • Men's Focus Week

    Posted on March 31 2017

    Launching this weekend at The Mercantile London a full collection of Spring/Summer 17 menswear labels including : Bleu de Paname, Deus Ex Machina, Wood Wood, Bellfield, Lee, Samsoe Samsoe, Lee,...

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  • Fila Summer moodboard

    Posted on March 26 2017

    Shop Fila here Follow Fila here Images via Fila and Mercantile London

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  • The story behind Hudson

    Posted on March 25 2017

    Hudson shoes were founded in East London in 1990 and the collections continue to be still designed in Hoxton.While Hudson shoes are now worn all over the world, their irreverent...

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