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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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  • New Year, Fresh Start

    Posted on January 07 2020

    Now is the time for a bold fresh start, with the knowledge that spring is on its way. Add some strong colour or hyped up print to your look with...

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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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  • Sale Picks // PT 2

    Posted on December 24 2019

    A round up of this weeks best sale picks...hurry though these won't hang around long. Stine Goya Clarabelle Posey Dots DressWas £202.00 Now £141.00  Wood Wood Mens Gunther Grey Jaquard SweaterWas...

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  • Gift Guide - Modern Pearl

    Posted on December 04 2019

    Perfect for those that like classic with a twist -the pearl motif still features heavily in designers jewellery collections, look for statement shapes to ensure a future classic.   Shyla...

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  • Make Pre '20 work for you

    Posted on December 03 2019

    Whilst sometimes confusing in name and often overlooked on the shop floor whilst Christmas is in full chaotic swing, ‘pre-collections’ (also called, Cruise, Resort or Holiday at this time of...

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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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  • 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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  • Autumn / Winter 19 Stine Goya

    Posted on September 03 2019

    For Autumn Winter 2019, Stine Goya delves into the world of American writer Truman Capote - his own style, the feted Black & White Ball, and the Swans; the group...

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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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  • We have nothing to hide... ARMEDANGELS

    Posted on August 16 2019

      Ethical~adjective- 'being in accordance with the rules or standards for right conduct or practice'.   Striving to be the fairest label in fashion, ARMEDANGELS combine inspirational ethics with a...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Affordable summer essentials - Native Youth

    Posted on May 10 2019

    Native Youth’s Spring Summer 19 collection is inspired by historical classics merged together with modern styling and fabrications. Showcased throughout three drops; Bona Fide, Audacious and Fulfilled, the range focuses...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • See the Summer out - Samsoe & Samsoe

    Posted on August 28 2018

    This season for Scandinavian brand Samsoe & Samsoe, the past is fused with the future to create exaggerated silhouettes and effortlessly elegant pieces cut from vintage inspired silk-velvet and Prince...

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  • The affordable cult denim brand to know

    Posted on August 21 2018

    With so many denim brands out there, Rolla’s an Australian apparel brand, that specialises in truly authentic yet comfortable vintage inspired fits. Paying homage to a time when denim came into...

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  • New season arrivals - SIDELINE

    Posted on August 08 2018

    Understated design and subtle, minute detailing are at the core of contemporary womenswear label SIDELINE, whose focus is indigo fabrics which are worked into inventive, thoughtful designs. Clean yet feminine,...

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  • How to dress for the heat

    Posted on July 17 2018

    With the unexpected heatwave continuing across the country the challenge to remain chic in the intense heat is proving rather difficult. Unlike our European cousins (well equipped with extensive hot...

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  • The Summer Dress You Need

    Posted on June 30 2018

    A perfect day-to-night silhouette, a simple slip dress is all you need this summer. Add a minimal flat sandal and pile on the gold jewellery for a nineties feel, take...

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  • New to The Mercantile - Kirei

    Posted on June 19 2018

    Kirei (pronounced ‘kee-ray’ ) and which means beautiful in Japanese, have set out to create a womenswear collection of “effortless clothing that could be worn in many ways, for many years”....

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  • The summer essentials

    Posted on June 11 2018

    Kick off the warm summer days with this seasons fresh additions to your wardrobe...   The yellow dress The day to evening jumpsuit  The silk maxi The artisan blouse +...

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  • The new summer scent

    Posted on May 20 2018

    In 1990, two friends from Marseilles, with a shared passion for design, decided to revisit an old tradition: the iconic cube of Marseille soap. Aware of its place in the...

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  • The Eco Sandal That Brings An Edge to Summer Looks

    Posted on May 08 2018

      “Her name was Anita and she was the hottest mum in all of southern Sweden in the 1970’s. While smoking Camels she just looked fabulous in her white high-heeled...

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  • Seasons Detail - Boho Tops.

    Posted on May 01 2018

    Appearing in some version in most summer collections, we have begun to rely on the 'boho' top as a hard worker in our summer wardrobes. With an oversized silhouette, they...

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  • Summer Mood - Natural

    Posted on April 03 2018

    The Spring Summer collections showcased a natural vibe with an offering of textures and open weaves, providing interest. Soft linens, dry, bleached cotton, raffia and straw accessories all made an...

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  • Kick start the Spring season

    Posted on March 13 2018

    Want to lift your winter wear but the days still too chilly, well trust those practical Scandi brands to provide the answer with the black bloom print from Samsoe &...

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  • The print of the season that you can wear now

    Posted on February 27 2018

    Exposing and exploring the power of light, Spring Summer 2018 Rodebjer unveils the correlation of the youthful, energetic and flirty and the sacral, sexual and mature. Inspired by Nina Simone’s...

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  • How to move on from skinny denim

    Posted on February 20 2018

    Do you remember a time before skinny jeans, then Kate Moss became a poster child for a super skinny fit and it just kind of happened. We were converted to...

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