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  • The Seasons Statement Earring.

    Posted on October 15 2019

    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...

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  • The Seasons Best Coats

    Posted on October 12 2019

    Deserving of a little consideration, a winter coat must be the most hard working piece in our wardrobe with a need to suit weekend wear as well as evening events,...

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  • The Sisterhood Dress // Naked Generation

    Posted on October 08 2019

    For the founder of Naked Generation, Lara Merrill, the Sisterhood collection was born out of a love affair for celebrating slow fashion, Indian textiles and vintage fashion. It all began with...

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  • Making Sustainability Clear // Vagabond shoes

    Posted on October 04 2019

    Swedish fashion shoe brand Vagabond has been in the industry for more than thirty years. Ever since the start, the idea has been about offering designer shoes and accessories for...

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  • Ethical, vegan and natural // Lune

    Posted on October 02 2019

    Created in 2019 by two Australian friends living in London, Lune is a sustainable, ethical, 100% natural, vegan apothecary brand which will be popping up in The Mercantile store at...

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  • Real People Make Your Clothes // Pink City Prints

    Posted on October 01 2019

    Working from start to finish with the artisan block-printers, indigo dyers, embroiderers and weavers in Jaipur, India, allows Glasgow School of art graduate Molly Russell to create ethical hand-made women's...

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  • Rains - AW10 Capsule // Check, Checking, Checked

    Posted on September 25 2019

    With perfect timing and utilising signature silhouettes, Danish rain wear brand Rains introduce a capsule collection for AW19. Dedicated to checks, the collection explores two new tartans, Check Beige and...

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  • Focus on // Hiking Boots

    Posted on September 17 2019

    Although never wanting to wish the summer away, with The Mercantile full of autumn collections it feels right to pack away our summer pieces and embrace the ease of autumn....

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  • Wood Wood 19 // Second Delivery

    Posted on August 27 2019

    Wood Wood is a contemporary fashion and lifestyle brand founded in 2002 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark. With its own stores in Berlin, Aarhus and Copenhagen as well as an...

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  • New season // Samsoe Samsoe

    Posted on August 23 2019

    Samsøe & Samsøe dates back to 1993, when brothers Klaus and Preben Samsøe opened a small namesake shop in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter. Originally selling only jewellery, the label soon expanded...

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  • How to do modern Bohemian // Primrose Park X Ossie Clark

    Posted on August 20 2019

    Born in England in 1942, Raymond Clark, (and nicknamed Ossie) was to become one of the most influential designers and figureheads of the sixties.With a talent that was noticed from...

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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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  • New in store // Wanderlust Life

    Posted on August 06 2019

    Due to popular demand, jewellery brand Wanderlust Life has arrived in store and on line. Wanderlust Life is a minimalist jewellery brand, handmade in the UK and inspired by the...

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  • Moving On

    Posted on August 02 2019

    The Pre collection from Nordic brand Ichi is inspired by the countryside, with flowery fields, wide heaths, deep waters and forever skies, inviting us on an adventurous journey; from early...

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  • Summers biggest jewellery trend.

    Posted on July 31 2019

    One of the summer seasons biggest trends in jewellery has been the emergence of the shell motif and the use of natural materials you'd be lucky to find on a...

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  • New to store // AYM

    Posted on July 19 2019

    Launching with us this summer 19, AYM is a Copenhagen based accessories and jewellery brand that defines the spirit of the moment. First spotted by us at the shows in...

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  • Pre collection // Bellerose

    Posted on July 16 2019

    Bellerose is a Belgian contemporary womenswear and menswear brand, originally created in 1989. Bellerose started out by distributing a range of men’s shirts and later on opened its first store...

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  • Summer Sale Classics // Part 2

    Posted on July 12 2019

    Below is our second edit of the current sale pieces that will go towards making your summer dressing even easier. These pieces are reduced to high street prices yet come...

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  • Secrets to Successful Sale Shopping.

    Posted on July 06 2019

    The key to successful sale shopping is to avoid the mass produced (and the crowds) and seek out those hardworking pieces that will form the foundation of your wardrobe. Think...

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  • High Summer Moodboard // Global

    Posted on June 17 2019

    This season the Leon & Harper muse continues to play with her masculine-feminine side by wearing striped shirts, worker jackets and dresses full of flowers. She doesn't lose her signature French...

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  • Get Lost // Pre Fall

    Posted on June 13 2019

      The Stine Goya pre fall collection is inspired by the poem “Map Piece” by Yoko Ono which encourages an exploration into the unknown and alludes to the journey that...

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  • Summer Looks // Stripe + Floral

    Posted on June 11 2019

    The two classics of summertime print - floral and stripe. Easy to mix with other print, classic yet contemporary when you opt for an unexpected colour. Keep the silhouette simple...

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  • Odd Constellations // Pre Fall

    Posted on May 31 2019

    Baum Und Pferdgarten was established in Copenhagen in 1999 by Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave, who created the brand as a interplay between their surnames. Ever since the beginning the...

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  • Summer Moodboard // Anna + Nina

    Posted on May 28 2019

    Amsterdam based jewellery brand Anna + Nina was created in 2012 when Anna de Lanoy Meijer and Nina Poot joined forces to celebrate their love of travel, style and beautiful...

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  • Summer Looks - Natural Neutral

    Posted on May 14 2019

    As a juxtaposition to the headline grabbing trends of the collections, a quiet influence has been cutting steadily through. This is not the norm-core of last year; these are the...

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  • Brand of the moment - Ania Haie

    Posted on April 12 2019

      With a passion for quality contemporary jewellery and a clear understanding that women didn't want to compromise on quality, Ania Haie was born. The founders realised that today's woman...

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  • Spring Season Essentials

    Posted on March 04 2019

    With the sunshine appearing recently here are a few small changes that you make to your wardrobe to ensure you feel ready for when the season turns. The Suede Jacket - ...

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  • Saucony - Running strong for 120 years

    Posted on February 08 2019

    In 1898 four young business men opened the Saucony shoe manufacturing company in Kutztown, Pennsylvinia. The word Saucony (Sock-Uh-Knee) which comes from the Lenni Lenape Native American word “saconk”  means...

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  • New to The Mercantile - Levete Room

    Posted on February 05 2019

    Launching at The Mercantile this season, Levete Room is a new Danish fashion brand founded in Copenhagen in 2017, that offers a modern selection of affordable pieces. “The Levete woman is...

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  • The Outside

    Posted on January 25 2019

    A  life in, and with nature, are the inspiration of the Wood Wood SS019 collection - a life that both celebrates ventures into the wilderness as well as the people...

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  • Welcome to sustainability

    Posted on January 22 2019

    Founder of Iden, Andrew Lethbridge always knew he wanted to create a sustainable, conscious and forward-thinking brand based on denim. The belief was that great fitting jeans in premium denim...

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  • Pre Spring 19 - Stine Goya

    Posted on January 11 2019

    For Pre Spring 2019 Stine Goya launches a collection inspired by the cinematic visionary Michelangelo Antonioni, a collection reflective of his stylistic take on modernity, and its resounding emptiness.  By...

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  • Fresh Start - Blue + White

    Posted on January 08 2019

    All pieces on our New in page (except Vagabond Ebba Boot image 5)

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  • New Year party pieces that you can wear again.

    Posted on December 21 2018

    Looking for something special to see in 2019 ? Read on for our top hardworking pieces that ensure a sophisticated party look, yet still work after the season is over....

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  • Pre collections 2019 - Baum Und Pferdgarten.

    Posted on December 18 2018

      Baum Und Pferdgarten - Resort 2019 Collection “Lost in Transformation” “For our resort 19 collection we were inspired by an aesthetic that is both poetic, contemplating and very silent....

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  • Add just one thing to take you from day to dressed up

    Posted on December 11 2018

    If like most of us you are heading out for Christmas celebrations straight from work, considering adding just one carefully selected piece to elevate your day wear into dance floor...

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  • Get Christmas Sorted

    Posted on November 25 2018

    Get your Christmas sorted and spend your money where it counts this year supporting small and independent business with the launch of Christmas events at Old Spitalfields Market.   Christmas...

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  • How to do modern party dressing.

    Posted on November 20 2018

    'Party season' dressing is always a tricky one - you want to make the most of that invitation, (it's a long gloomy season ... and a little bit of luxury...

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  • The affordable French perfume - Bon Perfumeur

    Posted on November 06 2018

    Designed and produced in France, Bon Perfumeur is the creation of Ludovic Bonneton, former digital director for Yves Rocher.The collection is produced by a team of six perfumers that reveal...

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  • The celeb endorsed ethical jewellery brand- Branch Jewellery

    Posted on November 02 2018

    British brand, Branch Jewellery are famed for mixing wood with other precious materials to produce a range of unique jewellery. Since their launch in 2003 they have established themselves as...

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  • Everyday Fashion we Love - Emin & Paul.

    Posted on October 30 2018

    Established in London in 2010 by two young designers Emin Young and Paul Kim, Emin & Paul has established itself as a brand which creates feminine, contemporary and unique women’s...

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  • The new season look - Transparent/Shine

    Posted on October 23 2018

    For the AW 18 collections rain wear brand Rains, have been inspired by the phenomenon of mirages and experiments with glossy, semi-transparent and transparent surfaces as a way of tricking...

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  • New this season - Showcase Cardigans

    Posted on October 05 2018

    Pack away your oversized blazer from the summer and swap for the new showstopper chunky knit cardigan. Labour intensive and hand crafted compositions are key to these showcase pieces, along...

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  • The New Jewellery Trends to Know

    Posted on October 02 2018

      Fall/Winter accessories were full of inspiring looks that complimented the collections, with several strong trends emerging to take us into the new season.   Oversized. Chunky round shapes dominated...

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  • New season influence/Part Two - Red

    Posted on September 14 2018

    Vermilion, crimson, cherry, scarlet, ruby, garnet and wine... if it's on the red spectrum its going to make an appearance this autumn/winter. Vibrant and outgoing there is no where to...

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  • New season influence - Leopard

    Posted on September 11 2018

    A trend that has appeared across many of the autumn/winter collections, leopard print is being touted as the 'new neutral', to be worn day or night. Gone are the trashy...

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  • Back to reality with Rains

    Posted on September 07 2018

     Summer holidays are unfortunately done and it’s time to return to the real world. The uneasy feeling of getting back from summer holiday is universal, so Scandinavian rainwear company Rains set...

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  • Tretorn - the rain jacket with an eco edge.

    Posted on September 04 2018

      Born out of the wet Scandinavian weather, Tretorn has made its mark in many places on earth.  The waterproof outerwear products have been used at tennis courts, rainy streets...

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