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  • How to shop jewellery - Shyla London

    December 10 2019 – Mercantile London

    How to shop jewellery - Shyla London

    Morally motivated, Shyla London is a young, fresh jewellery brand creating timeless, high quality collections. Pieces are made of a sterling silver base with 22 carat gold plate. All of the semi-precious stones used are 100% natural and the metals are ethically sourced or recycled. Designed and based in London, the contemporary designs have a distinct point of difference which...

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  • Pre Spring '20 Baum Und Pferdgarten

    December 06 2019 – Mercantile London

    Pre Spring '20 Baum Und Pferdgarten

    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 but create their own, for free spirits who still love to dress up. "Nature has been our greatest source of inspiration. We took simple organic forms and converted them into...

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  • Gift Guide - Modern Pearl

    December 04 2019 – Mercantile London

    Gift Guide - Modern Pearl

    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 Layla Pearl Earrings // Shyla Synthia Pearl Drop Earrings // Weathered Penny Pearl Ethel Earring // Weathered Penny Pearl Ethel Necklace // Shyla Half Hoop Gold Pearl Earrings // Wanderlust Life Fresh Water Pearl Necklace

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  • Make Pre '20 work for you

    December 03 2019 – Mercantile London

    Make Pre '20 work for you

    Whilst sometimes confusing in name and often overlooked on the shop floor whilst Christmas is in full chaotic swing, ‘pre-collections’ (also called, Cruise, Resort or Holiday at this time of year) are becoming the new focus of considered purchasing.  Reacting to a global customer and bridging the gap between the main collections, these pre pieces are a great way to...

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  • Investment Knits

    November 19 2019 – Mercantile London

    Investment Knits

    London based Jumper 1234 was founded in 2014 by a team of friends with a shared desire to create no-fuss, core pieces that would sit timelessly, wear effortlessly and still excite women by looking great and feeling even better. Inspired by Britain, home-heritage and a genuine love for conscious cashmere, Jumper 1234 is designed with a contemporary edge. All design...

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  • Stylish and sustainable winter boots - Vagabond

    November 13 2019 – Mercantile London

    Stylish and sustainable winter boots - Vagabond

      “We are shoemakers at heart and soul. We want to make great looking shoes for people in all corners of the world. And we believe that great design does not have to cost a fortune.” Marie Nilsson Peterzén, Co-founder & Creative Director of Vagabond.   The brand Vagabond was first born in Sweden 1973. The foundation of today’s Vagabond...

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  • Our new award winning, vegan apothecary brand - Join

    November 08 2019 – Mercantile London

    Our new award winning, vegan apothecary brand - Join

    Join London is an independent fragrance and lifestyle brand founded in early 2017. Cruelty free and vegan, the brand began in London where they first started handcrafting organic vegan candles in small batches by the River Thames. Drawing inspiration from the British coast and countryside the unique fragrances are inspired by Cornwall where the founders grew up. All of Join’s...

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  • The new season scent // Q & A with Plum & Ashby

    November 05 2019 – Mercantile London

    The new season scent // Q & A with Plum & Ashby

    Plum & Ashby create beautifully designed, high quality apothecary products for the home with an aesthetic that is clean and considered. Their home and body collections are inspired by and celebrate their love of the British countryside. The majority of their products are made in England and enriched with natural ingredients.We caught up with co-founder Freya Nicholson to discover a...

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  • Colorful Standard

    October 25 2019 – Mercantile London

    Colorful Standard

    As far as Colorful Standard are concerned there is nothing better than a perfect-fitting t-shirt or hoodie; one that is long lasting, and developed from the highest quality organic cotton. Forgoing seasons or trends they look to produce timeless classics that will never become outdated. They think of their pieces as "here for the long run" as well as being sustainable...

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  • The Seasons Statement Earring.

    October 15 2019 – Mercantile London

    The Seasons Statement Earring.

    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 offered in a huge variety of styles and at any price point you desire. Certain trends are continuing to dominate though and can still be seen on the streets of...

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