Introducing - Parker Smith

Introducing - Parker Smith

Inspired by a gap in the market for flattering, well fitting jeans, Mary Ellen Moschetti created Parker Smith with a focuse on fashion, fabric and fit. 

Founded in 2014, the collection is made from start to finish in Los Angeles using the highest quality fabrics, lead by an all female team. 

The jeans are loved by Miranda Kerr, January Jones, Lily Collins, Gigi Hadid and countless influencers.

We're thrilled to host our first Parker Smith trunk show Thursday, September 13 - Sunday, September 16. See you there! 

3 Faves for Fall

3 Faves for Fall

Can you feel it? Fall is just around the corner.  As with any change of seasons, it's a good time to asses what's happening in your wardrobe.  You can rediscover old favorites, identify what's needed or what needs a refresh. 

We've identified some of our favorite fall trends, and how to incorporate them into your wardrobe. 

Faux Fur

Cozy, cool, and cruelty free, what's not to love about faux fur? The chic, glamorous, and functional factors make faux fur the piece you need in your closet now! This furry topper dresses up your go-to denim and adds a pop of color over your favorite LBD.  

 

Leopard PRINT

Leopard print is the roaring trend of Fall. We're not surprised, since it's essentially neutral and mixes the perfect amount of classic and cool. This print adorns silky skirts, structure blazers, faux fur coats, and bags galore and we really can't get enough. 

 

Vintage Denim

Denim is making a statement this season. We're wearing it distressed, slim, straight, and rigid right now. Pair with a cropped sweater or blazer and finish with the perfect booties or sneakers for a vintage cool-girl vibe.  

Lines We Love - Swildens

Lines We Love - Swildens

We all aspire to attain "French Girl Cool" style where you're effortlessly put together, ineffably elegant, feminine and timelessly dressed.

An exclusive addition to Mercantile Portland, Swildens is where Parisian chic meets vintage and mingles with a hint of menswear flair. 

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Juliette Swildens comes from a deeply creative family passionate about fashion. The Swildens family is behind the children's brand Bonpoint, A. Goutal perfumes and renowned Parisian concept store, MERCI. Juliette's roots and love of fashion ultimately led her to create her own brand in 2006.

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This line travels through time with hints of the 70s, 80s and 90s in all designs as Swildens’ identity is at once bohemian and chic, rock and classic - all tinted with natural materials, refined colors and feminine silhouettes. 

The 4 Pre-Fall Trends You Need Now

The 4 Pre-Fall Trends You Need Now

Out with the old, bring in the new! Pre-fall is a time for transition and we are here for it. These are the 4 Pre-Fall trends you need in your closet now. 

 

1. THE SIDE STRIPE PANT

 PAM & GELA - OFF SET PANT WITH GOLD STRIPES

PAM & GELA - OFF SET PANT WITH GOLD STRIPES

Whether racing up a pair of jeans, trousers, or lounge pant the side stripe is letting itself be known for Pre-Fall. The side stripe is a casual mix of the classic tuxedo stripe and athleisure cool. This sporty silhouette elongates the leg for an all around flattering look. 

 

2. A FLORAL AFFAIR 

 TANYA TAYLOR ELISA DRESS

TANYA TAYLOR ELISA DRESS

Get your dose of feminine floral prints, a splash of color, and a dress adorned with ruffles for Pre-Fall. The floral dress embraces the joy and romance of summer that can transition from a sunny day to any evening occasion. Tanya Taylor takes feminine to a new level with their faux wrap mini dress decorated with contrasting ruffle detail at its neckline and skirt.  

 

3. FAUNA FLAIR

 RED VALENTINO DENIM JACKET WITH ENCHANTING REPTILE AND BIRD EMBROIDERY

RED VALENTINO DENIM JACKET WITH ENCHANTING REPTILE AND BIRD EMBROIDERY

We're seeing a menagerie of animals from head to toe: lions, tigers, and birds oh, my!   
RED Valentino is here for the animal motif trend adding aviary embroidery to their signature shearling collared denim jacket. 

 

4. SWEATERS WITH A STORY

 CHINTI + PARKER STRIPE SLEEVE HEART SWEATER

CHINTI + PARKER STRIPE SLEEVE HEART SWEATER

While style staples like leather, plaid, and boots reliably return year after year we're ready for a change of pre-fall scenery. Graphic sweaters are the playful Pre-Fall trend that's bringing sassy sweet attitude and a color pop into your closet. Chinti + Parker adorns the graphic sweater with their hallmark heart, stars, stripes and witty words. 

What to pack for your weekend getaway...

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches the impending stress of packing everything you need into a weekend appropriate bag sets in. Here are our long weekend must-haves, no over-packing regret required:

1. The Easy T 

 SUNDRY- SATURDAY & SUNDAY BOY T-SHIRT

SUNDRY- SATURDAY & SUNDAY BOY T-SHIRT

A white t-shirt with weekend flair that goes with your favorite boyfriend jean, tucked into a flowy skirt, or worn as the perfect cover-up on the beach. 

2. The Perfect Printed Denim 

 CURRENT/ELLIOTT- THE STILETTO SKINNY JEAN

CURRENT/ELLIOTT- THE STILETTO SKINNY JEAN

It's time to turn your summer denim game up a notch. This palm-printed jean by Current/Elliott is the pair to wear when you want to show off a little. Wear with a simple t during the day and a silky button down at night. 

3. The Beachy Button-Down 

 RAILS- HUNTER BUTTON UP

RAILS- HUNTER BUTTON UP

The perfect hang-out shirt wherever your weekend takes you. We love how Rails does plaid with a slightly faded and worn feel, giving the traditional button-up a casual vibe. We would wear these with our favorite white denim or linen pant.

4. The Supersoft Lounge Set 

 PAM & GELA CROP HOODIE AND LOUNGE PANTS

PAM & GELA CROP HOODIE AND LOUNGE PANTS

We're loving this wide-sleeve cropped hoodie with embroidered stars from Pam & Gela for a little Americana flair. Need we say more?

XO, Mercantile