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  • Summer's End - Mercantile Shoot at Mersea Island

    September 07 2020 – Mercantile London

    Summer's End - Mercantile Shoot at Mersea Island

      To welcome in the autumn season, Mercantile London headed down to Mersea Island in Essex (once a holiday home for the Romans from nearby historic Colchester) with a selection of favourite pieces from the new collections. An edit of easy to style but elevated pieces were combined with the last of summer’s shorts, and bare feet. Summer dresses were...

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  • New in - Meadows by Louise Markey

    August 25 2020 – Mercantile London

    New in - Meadows by Louise Markey

        Meadows is designed in Hackney, East London, by Australian born, Central Saint Martins graduate, Louise Markey. It is is a romantic, feminine, and seriously collectable collection inspired by Victoriana, folklore, and a prairie-style silhouette. Centred around dresses, the collection is inspired by various sources. The white cotton styles found in the summer collections focus on embroidery, whilst the...

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  • Visions by Stine Goya - Pre Fall 2020

    August 11 2020 – Mercantile London

    Visions by Stine Goya - Pre Fall 2020

        The Stine Goya Pre Fall 20 Collection is a journey through the mind and life of Swedish artist Moki Cherry, (mother of Neneh) an exploration of artistic rebellion and a return to the brand’s roots in multimedia artistic practice.From design to drama, art to music, this season examines an artist’s bold interpretation of the adage “the stage as a...

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  • Chasing Time  - the Autumn/Winter Collections by Rains

    August 04 2020 – Mercantile London

    Chasing Time - the Autumn/Winter Collections by Rains

      With a post-summer edit to get back out there including a selection of new backpacks, and a Autumn & Winter offer called 'Chasing Time', Rains the Danish  contemporary rain wear lifestyle brand are choosing to slow down this season. Inspiration for the collection comes as a contrast to the ever-increasing speed of life, with inspiration to forgo the fast-paced...

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  • Design Details - Wanderlust Life

    July 09 2020 – Mercantile London

    Design Details - Wanderlust Life

      Wanderlust Life is an understated jewellery label with a minimalist edge, born from a passion for travel and creative living, and handcrafted in Devon, UK. The jewellery is designed and created in the brand's working studio by a talented all-female collective led by founder Georgie Roberts, whose own wanderlust and style inspired her to create unique and understated designs. ...

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  • Five Sale Pieces to Create a Classic Summer Wardrobe

    July 03 2020 – Mercantile London

    Five Sale Pieces to Create a Classic Summer Wardrobe

      With the launch of the summer sale now is the perfect time to take a review of your wardrobe and see where you may need to invest.  These following five styles are the ones that transcend seasons and are the building blocks to which you can add new purchases season after season. A tight edit of quality staples you...

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  • Explore the SS20 collections - Stine Goya // House of Goya

    June 25 2020 – Mercantile London

    Explore the SS20 collections - Stine Goya // House of Goya

        This spring/summer 20 season, Stine Goya launches “House of Goya” drawing inspiration from the extravagant aesthetic, the freedom of expression and inclusive community of the international Ballroom culture, as documented through the 1990 American film Paris is Burning, which showcases the ball culture of New York and the African-American, Latino, gay and transgender communities and Kiki, a documentary...

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  • Penfield T-shirt Mercantile London

    May 14 2020 – Mercantile London

    An Easy Way To Restyle A Classic

        Not considered a classic for nothing, the classic t-shirt may be one of the simplest pieces to style but it has obtained iconic status for a reason.  First worn by men as an undergarment, the cotton jersey crew neck became standard military issue in World War II, and was descended from the Breton style tops worn by Navy...

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  • Good News

    April 08 2020 – Mercantile London

    Good News

    Good News - S/S20 Lookbook   Good News produce conscious sneakers and are on an evolving  journey to produce fully sustainable footwear. Their aim is to improve the environmental and social sustainability of their products by decreasing  carbon, chemical and water footprint, whilst caring for the people who make the shoes. "Recycled rubber - organic cotton - a monitored supply...

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  • The history of the Breton

    February 07 2020 – Mercantile London

    The history of the Breton

    Like most great fashion classics la marinière (the sailor) or Breton was designed with practicality in mind and has a history that stretches back to 1858 when it became the official uniform for certain sections of the French navy. A practical long sleeved over-shirt, it was intended to be worn as an extra layer for warmth and the original Breton...

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