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Bold Blooms

Bold Blooms

Today is the summer solstice, with that comes warmer weather, later nights and our favorite summer pieces can finally be brought into regular rotation. 

But this is fashion, so we're always thinking a couple months ahead.  Pre-Fall is in full swing here at the store - boxes arriving every day with buy-now, wear- now pieces - don't be fooled by the word "fall" these looks are bright, bold and filled with floral prints and will take you straight through September.

From L to R: Annabel Ingall leather tote bag, Shay single starburst choker, Red Valentino floral print chiffon top, Mother Denim "Looker" crop jean & Sara Weinstock 18k gold and diamond bangles.

Pair your Pre-Fall floral with denim and lace up sandals for a breezy boho, summer vibe.  Come cooler weather, layer it under a faux fur vest or leather jacket, and throw on your Rag & Bone floppy brim fedora to keep you cozy.

XO
Mercantile

Easter Best

Easter Best

Easter is coming up fast, and seriously, what's not to love about it?  Any excuse to have brunch, celebrate Spring with our family and friends and of course buy a dress.  You'll continue to wear a new Easter dress throughout the spring and summer to weddings, baby showers and date nights. And best of all, most of these items can be dressed up or down, so, why not?

A beautiful and whimsical jacket over a simple, textured shift dress is a modern take on your Easter Best and Red Valentino knows how to do classics with a spunky twist.  This jacket will quickly become one of your signature pieces - pair it over dark wash skinny jeans and a crisp white shirt for a lunch meeting or throw it over a black cocktail dress for an evening event - add a delicate black suede pump or a metallic sandal to complete the holiday look.  

Red Valentino Broderie Anglaise Jacket, Theory Shift Dress
and Maya J 14K Gold White Gold and Diamond Flower Pendant Necklace

We're loving the sixties vibe of this festive dress from 'S Max Mara.  Pair the dress with some statement earrings and a lace up flat à la Aquazzurra to finish it off.  You won't want to wait long before you wear it again, we suggest adding a shrunken leather jacket and bootie for a girls night out.

'S Max Mara Silk trapeze dress and Loren Stewart Sterling Silver Cuff

A new Easter dress is the perfect opportunity to add a little color to your wardrobe and invest in an item that can be worn to any and all of your Spring and Summer events.

XO
Mercantile

Trend Report - Spring 2015

Trend Report - Spring 2015

It may not be spring yet, but it's sure starting to look like it.  With all this sunshine and blue sky it's time to start thinking about what we're going to wear as the weather continues to get warmer.  We've selected our five favorite trends for Spring, all of which can be mixed in with your winter wardrobe and worn now.

Floral

This may seem like an obvious choice, but this year designers have taken floral prints to a whole new level by using classic prints and messing with the proportions, colors and fabrications. Layer these pieces with a cozy cashmere cardigan to make them cold weather appropriate and once warmer temps arrive leave your arms bare!

Suede

Suede survives best in mild, dry weather - so it's no surprise that it was all over the Spring runways.  We love the soft and relaxed feel of suede and how it adds a casual elegance to any outfit.

White Denim

We're crazy about white denim at Mercantile and we've mentioned it before on the blog - but we're not talking about your basic white jeans here.  These pieces are patch worked, distressed and in completely new and unexpected silhouettes, adding some major interest.  Unlike fashion rules of yore, white denim can be worn all year long.

Lace

What was once a fabric brides and babies continues to be refreshed and made relevant again.  Whether it's crochet, eyelet, laser cut or intiricately woven, we can't get enough.  We love to mix the delicate fabric with denim or leather to toughen it up. 

Gingham 

This classic print can be taken in so many directions, from super casual to elegant and sophisticated.  And it's not the gingham of your childhood either - it's been blown up, refined and reimagined.

Don't let the February blues get you down - warmer weather is starting to make an appearance and Spring is right around the corner. With some new additions to your wardrobe the end of Winter won't feel so far away.

XO
Mercantile