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  • How To Choose Perfume - Bon Parfumeur

    March 04 2024 – Mercantile London

    How To Choose Perfume - Bon Parfumeur

      Bon Parfumeur is a niche perfume house that offers clean, genderless and eco-responsible fragrances. Created and made with local suppliers in France (the design begins in Paris, the juice is from Grasse, the bottle from Normandie, and production is in Chartres)  local manufacturing allows the brand to minimise transportation costs while fully valuing French fragrance know-how. Even though the...

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  • Everyday Rituals

    February 24 2024 – Mercantile London

    Everyday Rituals

      Often overlooked, bar soap may not at first glance seem that exciting, but many well-being and apothecary brands are taking on the challenge to elevate this every day essential into a chance for a little self-care, and the ultimate relaxation. Dook (meaning to submerge) is an award-winning artisanal company based in Edinburgh, who have elevated the humble bar of...

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  • Wellness Advice With Lab Tonica

    January 23 2024 – Mercantile London

    Wellness Advice With Lab Tonica

      Lab Tonica is a contemporary wellness brand which aims to take herbal remedies out of the cupboard and onto the cosmetic shelf. Encompassing a perfect alchemy of design, ancient recipes, scientific methods and accessible formats, Lab Tonica brings the healing power of plants to a new, modern audience. Every sip of the brands tea, smudge of balm, drop of...

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  • Back To Basics

    December 26 2023 – Mercantile London

    Back To Basics

      After the excess of the Christmas season, it always seems relevant to return to a back to basics approach, wanting to refresh what we currently have in our wardrobes and questioning the longevity of future purchases. With this in mind (and one eye on warmer days) we have a quick round up of three styles from one of our...

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  • Considered Christmas Gift Guide // Small Things

    November 28 2023 – Mercantile London

    Considered Christmas Gift Guide // Small Things

      Perfect for present add-ons, stocking fillers, office parties, host gifts, secret Santa or when you want to make a considered but small gesture, this selection of gift ideas below come from innovative and forward thinking brands. Here you will find small batch production and a general considered approach to low impact production. Conscious, without compromising on style or performance,...

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  • Considered Christmas Gift Guide // Well-Being

    November 15 2023 – Mercantile London

    Considered Christmas Gift Guide // Well-Being

      As with our year round approach to curation, this Christmas we are choosing to encourage slow and considered gift giving. Below we begin our Considered Gift Edits with the idea of gifting 'a moment of calm'. These well-being suggestions are from small, creative companies that will help to create a soothing mood at home or the office with scent...

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  • New To Store

    October 24 2023 – Mercantile London

    New To Store

      From a new generation taking the design lead in a Scandinavian jewellery brand, a sustainable candle company celebrating Irish design with twenty years of small batch production, to a family business drawing on their Basque heritage to produce hardwearing rainwear, these are just three of the new brands that have been selected for the Autumn Winter season here at...

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  • Autumn/Winter 23 // High Shine

    October 02 2023 – Mercantile London

    Autumn/Winter 23 // High Shine

      Not just for the party season, metallic was seen juxtaposed with daywear across many of the autumn/winter collections. Whilst silver and gold always dominant in the winter months, fresh eye-catching deep greens and ocean blues also made an appearance. The trend carries over from the usual party dresses into tops, pants and outerwear, so can be easily dressed down...

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  • The Local //  Damson Madder

    September 05 2023 – Mercantile London

    The Local // Damson Madder

      London based brand Damson Madder believes that you shouldn't have to choose between your wardrobe and the environment. That’s why they have put sustainability and transparency at the core of everything they do. Their aim is to ensure that every garment they make features as many sustainable attributes as possible. Damson’s aim is to be as open about the...

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  • New Season Inspiration // The Royal Tenenbaums

    August 08 2023 – Mercantile London

    New Season Inspiration // The Royal Tenenbaums

      AUTUMN WINTER 2023 Baum Und Pferdgarten Inspired by Wes Anderson’s film The Royal Tenenbaums, the Baum Und Pferdgarten Autumn Winter 2023 collection explores the iconic style of each character. The film has delivered styling inspiration that is now timeless, such as Margot Tenenbaum’s mink colour coat and tennis dress combination, Chas Tenenbaum’s red tracksuit and Richie Tenenbaum’s tennis-wear-made-formal look....

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