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  • How to wear it now - Spring dresses

    Posted on March 10 2018

    Whilst we all know fashion works in opposite seasons (bikinis in February, coats in August anyone) what we want when we invest, is for our pieces to work as hard...

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  • Best of the sale

    Posted on December 24 2017

     Read on for our guide to the best picksof the sale, with classic party wear, cosy coats and essential denim. With more than a touch of seventies glam, these Martina...

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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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  • 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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  • Rains - The Classics

    Posted on December 10 2015

      Inspired by the simplicity and functionality of the traditional rubber raincoat, RAINS pays tribute to the iconic style with the classics collection. The classic range consists of essential rain-wear...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New Essential - The fisherman sandal

    Posted on March 25 2015

    Originating in France, the classic fisherman sandal is emerging as the new street style shape this season. Recognisable by the flat sole and androgynous strap/buckle combo, Hudsons Sherbert is our...

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  • Bellerose S15

    Posted on March 23 2015

    Bellerose S15New to the Mercantile for S15, Bellerose is a brand that manages to keep a sensible price whilst drawing on great design. These pieces aren't experimental for the sake...

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  • Rikya S15

    Posted on March 20 2015

    New to the Mercantile family this season, London based Riyka combines strong panels of geometric pattern and colour across a minimal, sports influenced silhouette that we love. With a strong sustainable...

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  • New Essential - The denim shirt

    Posted on March 18 2015

    We love a classic here at Mercantile and nothing beats the perfect denim shirt. Look to Lee for vintage styling or Dr.Denim for a straight fit. With all the denim...

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  • Sol Sana

    Posted on March 16 2015

    Australian based footwear label, Sol Sana began in 2010, with a strong ethos of 'affordable quality'.Head designer and creator, Sara Caverley believes in blending vintage influence with the new, in...

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  • Patrizia Pepe S15

    Posted on March 13 2015

    Joining the Mercantile brand family for Summer,  Patrizia Pepe was founded in Florence in 1993.Combining classic shapes with trademark prints with a strong colour palette, we love the elegant/modern clash of...

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  • Ba&sh

    Posted on March 02 2015

    ba&sh Summer 15 Nomadic influence, washed out prints, lace and textured tailoring make up the ba&sh Summer 15 offer. Selected items on-line and in store.

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  • Theme - B/W

    Posted on February 27 2015

    Monochrome dominated the Summer 15 shows, elevating simple shapes with a graphic, tough edge. Working hard now with a contrasting black tight, boot and knit combo, then swap out for...

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  • New boy on the block

    Posted on February 23 2015

    We loved the My-Boy fit in Autumn and it's appeal continues for the Summer season, with a considered edit of fresh spring washes arriving in store. Keeping the classic, cropped...

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  • This too shall pass

    Posted on February 20 2015

    Dr Denim S15 With inspiration from ‘All things must pass’, an album made by George Harrison in the 1970’s Dr.Denim explores the people and events of the Californian hippie era...

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  • Conditions Apply S15

    Posted on February 16 2015

    British brand Conditions Apply is the younger sister of established brand Blank. Designer Diana studied at The Royal College and she has an instantly recognizable colour palette and sense of...

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  • Samsoe S15

    Posted on February 13 2015

    Sometimes you need different, sometimes you just need what you know works and for Spring 15 Samsoe offer up their selection of clean, uncomplicated silhouettes, with pops of trademark print elevating...

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  • Baum und Pferdgarten Runway S15

    Posted on January 16 2015

    Blown out graphic blooms, delicate Japanese blossom in washes of pink or blue, trademark checks on jersey     co-ords and choice cut out details all collide to make Baum...

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  • Second Female Spring 15

    Posted on January 14 2015

    Second Female Spring 15 Lookbook Keeping to their strict Scandi aesthetic of paired back design, Second Female offers up an edit of easy, wearable shapes with pops of trademark print...

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  • Selection

    Posted on January 12 2015

    We still have gems out on the shop floor in our winter sale and with bargains like these, now is the perfect time to invest in some of our premium...

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  • Line up

    Posted on January 02 2015

    Everyone loves a classic at a bargain price, so take a glance at the Mercantile buyers edit of Winter sale picks.   Classic denim - The Mabel Ankle Slim by IDA...

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  • Blue view

    Posted on December 31 2014

    Nothing signals a fresh new season than classic pieces in blue. Shop our selection below. (click on images for details)          

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  • Baum und Pferdgarten Resort 15

    Posted on December 29 2014

    Now is the perfect time to glance over the resort collections that will have been hitting the store since November. These are the genius pieces that can be worn straight...

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  • Hibernate

    Posted on December 22 2014

    If you don't have the good fortune to be jetting off to sunny shores this holiday season, make the most of your Boxing Day walk by layering up in our...

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  • Laurence Dolige AW14

    Posted on November 26 2014

    Laurence Dolige AW14 Look book

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  • Hero - Rails

    Posted on November 17 2014

    This weeks 'hero' piece comes from LA brand, Rails. The Hunter style has claimed our hero piece status for its incredible softness, the placement plaid that falls beautifully and a...

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  • Rabens Saloner AW14

    Posted on November 12 2014

    Rabens Saloner AW 14 Campaign All images from Rabens Saloner

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  • Hero - 2ND DAY

    Posted on November 10 2014

    We are very much in love with the shiny, glittery gorgeousness of this rather special sweatshirt by new to the store brand 2nd Day, therefore it has been voted this...

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  • Hero

    Posted on November 03 2014

    Each week we will be bringing you a 'hero' piece from The Mercantile autumn edit. These will be those pieces that we think are the hardest working in our wardrobe,...

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  • Combo

    Posted on October 31 2014

    We love colour at The Mercantile and you will always find a selection on our rails regardless of season, so whilst the nights draw in we have been styling our...

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  • Knit-wit

    Posted on October 29 2014

    With designers sending out layered knitwear in various permutations, the 'all-over' knit look featured heavily at the Autumn 14 shows. Whilst you may not want to adopt such a full-on...

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  • We are Levis

    Posted on October 20 2014

    Levis Made and Crafted AW 14   We love our denim here at Mercantile London and the brand we tend to come back to time and again is Made &...

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  • Winter changing rooms

    Posted on October 17 2014

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  • Fall

    Posted on October 17 2014

      All you need to know for Fall - Introducing the pieces that will take you into Autumn and through to the other side...   Faux Fur This...

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  • Statement

    Posted on October 15 2014

    'Norm-core', a strange term (normal-hardcore apparently?) but this current non- trend/trend (!?) of blending into the crowd through 90's sports inspired non-brand, low-key clothes for us is really all...

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  • Denim 101

    Posted on October 06 2014

    Current Elliot - AW14/15   Launched in 2008 Current Elliot has raised the bar for the denim standard. Born out of a love for vintage denim and its American...

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  • Current Elliott AW14

    Posted on October 04 2014

    Current Elliott AW14   

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  • Season

    Posted on July 15 2014

    Opulent touches appeared all over the summer 14 catwalk, creating a perfect day to night transition. Look out for metallic finishes, beading and embellishment, which provide that essential texture and transform...

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  • Animal

    Posted on July 14 2014

    Now making a regular appearance in some shape or form each season, animal print shows no sign of disappearing this summer. Throwing off it's 'brash' stereotype and becoming accepted as...

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  • Festival

    Posted on July 12 2014

    Even if you aren't having the pleasure (?) of attending any of this years festivals, you can't get away from the fact that festival attire is most certainly a 'thing'...

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  • Parisian Summer

    Posted on July 07 2014

    Mercantile London hopped on the Eurostar to Paris last weekend for the Summer 15 trade shows and a visit to one of our in-store favourites, Ba&sh. Launched by two Parisian...

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