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  • Fresh new arrivals - spring 2020

    Posted on January 28 2020

    The spring arrivals bring fresh new pieces to the shop floor. A pallet of zen blue sits alongside soft lemons, mauve and mint with a punch of massai red, colbalt...

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  • Function + Form - Bell & Fox

    Posted on January 21 2020

    Launched in AW15, British accessories brand Bell & Fox create quality, fairly priced pieces with a minimal aesthetic and maximum functionality.Inspired by vintage detail but viewed through a contemporary aesthetic,...

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  • Sale picks under fifty.

    Posted on January 17 2020

    January can seem a long, pared back month after the excess and sparkle of Christmas, but there are bargains still to be had in the Mercantile winter sale. Our edit...

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  • January Dressing

    Posted on January 17 2020

    Spring arrivals with a strong 'buy now wear now' element are hitting the shop floor. Cosy knits with fresh spring colour, dresses that were made to layer and boots that...

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  • Keep cosy (on sale)

    Posted on January 10 2020

    With winter still roaring in, keep the harsh elements at bay and stay comfortable and cosy by tucking up with an edit of faux fur coats and soft touch scarves...

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  • Pre Spring '20 - Bellerose

    Posted on December 31 2019

    Bellerose Women SS20 - Urban Tribes“Our goal this season is to truly capture the essence of this rich and inspiring cultures found in Africa” – Bellerose.Seemingly far away and worlds...

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  • Sale Picks // PT 3

    Posted on December 27 2019

    Our last instalment of the weeks best sale picks...as always - hurry if you like these as they won't hang around long.   RVLT 6493 Sweater Off-White Was £83.00 Now...

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  • A Focus On // Leopard print

    Posted on August 09 2019

    Once one of the the most divisive prints around - leopard has always embodied a edgy look through the ages and it is now back with a (faux) force in...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tropical

    Posted on June 17 2014

      If you haven't already, it's definitely time to start shedding those winter shoes and here at Mercantile London we are getting into the micro trend of matching our pedi's...

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  • City Summer

    Posted on June 09 2014

    Stuck in the office whilst the temperature rises? Trying to keep your cool  whilst still keeping it office appropriate ? Well, draw some inspiration from the edit below and then...

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  • High Summer

    Posted on June 02 2014

    The Mercantile London High Summer Look book has just hit the shop floor, featuring the pick of our Summer collections. Matching co-ords from Libertine Libertine, punchy colour pops from Rains...

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  • Dr. Denim DIY

    Posted on May 28 2014

    UPCYCLE: verb To reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality than the original for environmental value. Does your winter denim...

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  • Drop

    Posted on May 10 2014

    Who doesn't love those easy pieces come the hot summer days? This season it's even easier to throw and go in the new drop waist dress. With a boxy shape...

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  • Nomad

    Posted on May 02 2014

    Based in Portugal, the Christophe Sauvat line has made quite an impact on us here at Mercantile London. The collection includes beautifully made dresses, kaftan tops, pants, shorts and accessories...

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  • Flat out

    Posted on April 20 2014

    The sun is staying out in East London and to celebrate, Mercantile London are breaking out our summer sandals. For day we are keeping it clean and simple with the...

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  • Shine

    Posted on April 11 2014

      Summer look book time again! We have a store full of luxe neutrals, fresh colour and popping print so Mercantile London decided to spent the day on an outdoor...

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  • Five

    Posted on March 28 2014

      The sun is here (kinda...) so now is the time to add a few hard working pieces to your wardrobe that will not only freshen your look for the...

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