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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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  • Sale edit -

    Posted on July 22 2015

    The Mercantile Summer sale continues and we have put together an edit of our top sale picks. Bear in mind that sizes and stock are limited so don't miss out,...

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  • The summer shade to hold on to

    Posted on July 20 2015

    Continuing it's dominance into the pre-season collections, khaki is your new go with everything shade.It looks fresh heading into the new fall season in polished shapes with any luxe, earthy...

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  • Pernille Corydon

    Posted on July 15 2015

        ”Creation is my great passion. I constantly see new possibilities and forms. The urge to create has always been a part of me. I find my inspiration in...

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  • SLYDES S15

    Posted on July 13 2015

    Still going strong, the pool slider continues to appear around the streets of East London and on style bloggers in multiple permutations this season. Launching its first collection for Spring...

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  • Your summer uniform

    Posted on July 10 2015

    Now that summer is here to stay, nothing is easier in a hot city than a breezy shirt dress with flats. Effortlessly cool (in both senses) and still office appropriate. ...

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  • Christophe Sauvat Summer 15

    Posted on July 08 2015

    Nothing puts you in the mood for a long hot summer more than a Christophe Sauvat campaign. The beautiful images of their summer 15 look book perfectly capture their carefree, "one...

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  • Herschel Summer 15

    Posted on July 06 2015

    SUMMER 2015 Drawing from warm, carefree and seemingly endless days of adventure, Herschel Supply presents the Summer 2015 Collection. Sun inspired tones and unique material stories are found across a...

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  • Neighbourhood guide - Rough Trade

    Posted on July 01 2015

    Part three of our local neighbourhood guide... What: Independent music store. Where: Various locations, including a new opening in Brooklyn, NYC, but we use the one at the Old Truman...

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  • Alexa De Castilho

    Posted on June 29 2015

        Drawing on the imagery of growing up in Rio in the 70's and "secretly watching grown up parties from the stairs" Alexa de Castilho's Rio Discotheque jewellery collection...

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  • Summer white

    Posted on June 26 2015

    Summer white can be a tricky one, but the key to an all white outfit is mixing shade and texture. Start with a cream boyfriend fit base and add in...

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  • Anna Pugh

    Posted on June 22 2015

    Anna Pugh started her bag label back in 2012. Having previously worked as a creative pattern cutter for both high street and designer labels, she developed her eye for creating...

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  • Festival - The one thing you'll wish you had

    Posted on June 19 2015

    Whilst we all are hoping for sunshine, it is Britain, so make sure you are festival ready with a Rains cover up. This summer we are choosing core shapes like...

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  • Festival

    Posted on June 17 2015

    We know festival dressing has become a bit of a 'thing' but the season is upon us and we say if you have been lucky enough to get a ticket...

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  • Summer ready

    Posted on June 15 2015

    Get summer ready with our new health and well-being section in the Mercantile basement store. Whether you are planning a trip away or recharging at home, everything you need is...

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  • Neighbourhood guide - Grace & Thorn

    Posted on June 12 2015

     Part two of our local neighbourhood guide ...   What: A plant store and flower studio  Where: 338 Hackney Road, E2 7AX.    Why: The go to for simple but...

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  • Summer Detail - The summer shoe everyone wants

    Posted on June 10 2015

    It's all about the striped Soludos this summer, work a casual weekend look around these classics and enjoy the sunshine.        

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  • Rails S15

    Posted on June 08 2015

    Remaining true to their Californian aesthetic of  'casual comfort' the SS15 Rails look book which was shot in sun-drenched Tulum, New Mexico features a simple mix of distressed denim, crochet...

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  • Shore S15

    Posted on June 05 2015

    Inspired by the beauty and fun of the British seaside, watch brand Shore projects heads out to the iconic British coast to shoot their summer season campaign. An up to...

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  • Summer Detail - The three things you need

    Posted on June 03 2015

    Stripes, spots and a touch of silver elevate basic shapes to make them summer occasion appropriate without looking overdone, and with each piece continuing to work hard with the rest...

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  • Native Youth S15

    Posted on June 01 2015

      "In youth we learn, in age we understand" - Native Youth. Designed in England, with it's roots in Manchester's creative scene, Native Youth arrives at The Mercantile this summer...

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    Posted on May 27 2015

      " We create magic from raw earth " - EYESEEiNew to The Mercantile London for summer 15, jewellery line, EYESEEi was founded by Swedish fashion designer Sanna Aulén in...

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  • WÅVEN S15

    Posted on May 25 2015

    New to The Mercantile this summer, denim brand WÅVEN  gives a clean, Scandinavian design at an surprisingly affordable price.   With the experience of two generations of denim manufacturing expertise, WÅVEN travels...

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  • Sahel Design

    Posted on May 22 2015

    SAHEL design is the result of ex fashion editor Charlie Davies love of good design and passion for empowering local communities in Burkina Faso. The brand which is now available...

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  • Kerchief

    Posted on May 20 2015

    Recognised for their strong prints, scandi brand, Samsoe & Samsoe have delivered this season with the summertime kerchief print. Available in a tee and dress shape, the simple silhouette showcases the...

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  • Current Elliott S15

    Posted on May 18 2015

    The styling in the summer 15 Current Elliott look book has us loving their approach with the American classics. Sports influenced sweats layered over classic plaids, stripes with chambray and...

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  • Laurence Dolige'

    Posted on May 15 2015

    " (We) reinvent the classics and modernise the basics. All the “must haves” are there..." -  Laurence Dolige'       S15  images via Laurence Dolige'  Selected items available in-store and on-line...

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  • Check/Check

    Posted on May 13 2015

    Varying from micro to oversized abstraction, checks appeared across the board at the summer 15 shows. Whilst some reworked the classics such as gingham or madras, Baum Und Pftergarten kept...

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  • The Linda

    Posted on May 11 2015

    The Linda jacket by Christophe Sauvat is a true trophy piece.  With stunning heavy geometric, mirrored and floral embellishment and a neat collarless shape, you can choose to either pattern clash...

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  • jeS S15

    Posted on May 08 2015

    Below are the current colour inspirations of Jessica Schomberg, the designer behind jeS, our high summer capsule collection of easy beach and day-wear which she creates whilst travelling between her...

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  • Custommade S15

    Posted on May 06 2015

    Custommade Summer 15  This Danish brand Custommade continues its beautifully simple stance with the arrival of their summer 15 collection. Uncomplicated yet considered styles (we find the trousers one of...

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  • Aspiga S15

    Posted on May 04 2015

    Aspiga was born in Africa, after founder Lucy Macnamara fell in love with both Kenya and the designs produced by its local people. Inspired by the intricate bead work of...

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  • Just Female S15

    Posted on May 01 2015

    Just Female S15 As always Just Female continues to deliver their trademark helping of minimal silhouettes and play-on-print within the summer 15 collection.  We are loving the look book styling...

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  • Envy

    Posted on April 29 2015

    Whether it's a military influenced khaki, an ethereal shade of mint or a bold leaf hue, there's no escaping the dominance of summer green this season.  Team with simple white...

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  • Rabens Saloner S15

    Posted on April 27 2015

    " When you carry a garment from Rabens Saloner, you stand out. If not by the design, then by the luxurious fabrics, that are often handmade and hand-dyed by small...

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  • Christophe Sauvat S15

    Posted on April 24 2015

    Christophe Sauvat S15   Images from Christophe Sauvat S15 at Lisbon fashion week Selected pieces available in-store

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  • 70's

    Posted on April 22 2015

    Whilst you may not like it (especially if like us you were there the first time around) the seventies influence is very much with us this summer season. Whilst you...

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  • Swildens S15

    Posted on April 20 2015

    With both parents being designers Juliette Swildens was surrounded by creative energy and this beginning inspired her to start her own label, Swildens in 2003. Like most Parisian labels, the...

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  • Sideline S15

    Posted on April 17 2015

    SIDELINE, a collection of special pieces crafted in woven indigo fabric has been newly launched by denim specialist, Ellen Brookes. Understated design and subtle detailing are at the core of...

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  • Flora

    Posted on April 15 2015

    The spring collections usually touch on floral print, nothing new there, but this season it was more of a determined comment with hyper real colour clashes from Mink Pink over blown...

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    Posted on April 13 2015

    EASTBYEASTWEST comes to The Mercantile for S15. Launched in London in 2008 by Korean Sunu Lee, the collection reflects a fusion of ideas; a collaboration of East/West influence which translates...

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  • Kings of Indigo S15

    Posted on April 10 2015

    New to the Mercantile this summer, Amsterdam based denim label Kings of Indigo create their collections with an aim to translate traditional workmanship into the present by mixing American classic...

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  • New Essential - The mac

    Posted on April 08 2015

    Maybe as a result of our rather unpredictable British summers many brands chose to include some sort of practical cover-up in their Summer 15 collections. Whether it was a variation...

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  • Rodebjer S15

    Posted on April 06 2015

    We've been watching this brand for a couple of seasons now and so are very pleased to introduce Rodebjer into the Mercantile mix this summer. A real in-store favourite, each...

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  • Herschel Spring 15

    Posted on April 03 2015

    Herschel S15 Drawing on the atmosphere of Palm Springs, Herschel Supply presents the Desert Modernism inspired Spring 2015 Classics Collection. The diversity of the landscape in this region has led...

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  • New Essential - The backpack

    Posted on April 01 2015

    Lost in the fashion wilderness for years, the backpack shape has been with us for several seasons now and shows no sign of leaving. With the sports influence still dictating...

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  • M.Wiesneck S15

    Posted on March 30 2015

    M Wiesneck S15 Born in Copenhagen, Michala Wiesneck was no stranger to travel having lived in the south of France, India and Spain by age six. Inspired by her travels...

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  • Harris Wilson S15

    Posted on March 27 2015

    With a strong product heritage since 1975…French brand Harris Wilson is epitomised by relaxed, easy-to-wear clothing. Specialising in knitwear, Harris Wilson “continues to sell what it knows best” which results...

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