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  • Green Shoots

    January 22 2021 – Mercantile London

    Green Shoots

      "Green is the fresh emblem of well-founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest". – Mary Webb   One of the nations favourite colours (after blue) and with more shades than any other colour, the colour green was revered by ancient cultures. Egyptians used forms of malachite and azurite to decorate their temples,...

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  • How To Layer For the Cold

    January 09 2021 – Mercantile London

    How To Layer For the Cold

      With the current combination of snow, rain, wind chill and occasional glimpse of winter sunshine it can be tricky to dress in the cold season. However, with some inventive layering you can stay cosy and comfortably stylish. Below are some easy styling ideas, with pieces from both the winter sale and SS21 collections, that will work in any combination...

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  • Sale Picks Under Fifty

    December 29 2020 – Mercantile London

    Sale Picks Under Fifty

      The Mercantile winter sale is on, and below we have an edit of sale pieces that will refresh your current wardrobe, transcend the seasons and still come in under fifty pounds.     Dr Denim Mens Titus Cashew Check ShirtNow £43.00 (Was £62.00)     Markberg Faith Yellow Snake Coin PurseNow £25.00 (Was £50.00)     Bellerose Larya Red...

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  • Scandi Sale Picks

    December 22 2020 – Mercantile London

    Scandi Sale Picks

      Incorporating Denmark, Norway and Sweden,  'scandi' based style has had a huge influence on the world in terms of interiors, fashion, food and the hugely popular concept of hygge. Like most Europeans, Scandinavian based designers favour quality fabrics, along with a classic colour palette of grey, black, and cream juxtaposed with vivid brights and print.  With a distinct Scandinavian...

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  • History & Heritage  Part 1 - ERIBÉ Knitwear

    October 26 2020 – Mercantile London

    History & Heritage Part 1 - ERIBÉ Knitwear

      Established 33 years ago, ERIBÉ (named after brand founder Rosemary Eribe’) is a knitwear design house and manufacturer based in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders. Thought of as a 'cottage industry gone global', they champion the Made In Scotland label and have an avid fan-base around the world. ERIBÉ Knitwear has organically grown from a one-person operation in a...

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  • Back to Basics - Seasonal Staples

    September 29 2020 – Mercantile London

    Back to Basics - Seasonal Staples

      It seems relevant to return to a back to basics approach for the autumn season, questioning the longevity of our purchases and their ability to offer the multiple demands we make on them. Over the years Mercantile London has grown with and supported crafts people, artisans, small brands and individual makers who's agendas is to work in the right...

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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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