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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

What can we say, we love our mothers, seriously, what would we do without them???  They're our best friends, toughest and most honest critics as well as the BEST shopping partners.  It's important to show these leading ladies that we love and appreciate them all year round, but Mother's Day is the perfect chance to remind them just how fab they really are. 

We know what she really wants - breakfast in bed, a thoughtful card, a morning to sleep in and maybe a mimosa or two - but why not add a little something extra to that tray of coffee and french toast.  We've got some no-brainer ideas that will please any mom, from brand new with baby to the chicest grandmothers we know.

From L to R: G. Kero "Hip Hop" cotton shirt, Rani Arabella "Stirrups" cashmere scarf, Annabel Ingall leather cross-body & Jen Hansen sterling silver and diamond starburst pendant.

From L to R: G. Kero "Hip Hop" cotton shirt, Rani Arabella "Stirrups" cashmere scarf, Annabel Ingall leather cross-body & Jen Hansen sterling silver and diamond starburst pendant.

Cheers to Mom!
Mercantile

Gift Guide

Gift Guide

With less than a week till Christmas, it's shopping crunch time.  Whether you felt prepared a few weeks ago, the snow and ice probably delayed your progress a bit.  We've got some fool-proof, crowd-pleasing ideas that will keep you at the the top of your gift giving game.

From L to R: Grisal cashmere scarf, Herno down jacket, Vince cashmere cardigan coat & Jack Gomme leather tote bag.

Try to stick to things that are easy to fit, or even better, require no fit at all.  Lush sweaters, light weight scarves and small leather accessories are always a good bet.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

XO
Mercantile

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up fast, and if you haven't already, it's time to start planning.  It's important to take a moment every year and show your love and appreciation for the woman who raised you.  You can write a thoughtful card, cook delicious brunch or buy a small gift.  Better yet, do all three!

We've pulled some gift ideas from around the store to inspire you.

Because leopard goes with just about everything, and this cashmere throw pillow will look beautiful in her bedroom.  Rani Arabella Leo Cashmere Throw Pillow

Cotton pajamas, made in India that will make her feel beautiful, even at 6 am.  Domi Classic Pajama Set

A feather weight scarf to keep her warm on chilly Spring days and breezy Summer nights.  Max Mara Cashmere Scarf

A unique treasure and a safe place to put her earrings at night.  Antique Silver Coated Shell Trays

Stackable rings that she can change with her outfit and her mood.  Loren Stewart 14k Gold and Gem Stone Rings 

XO
Mercantile

Love @ First sight

Love @ First sight

Valentine's Day is only a few days away.  The sitter's been booked, dinner reservations have been made and the flowers are on order.  But what about a gift?  Whether you're dropping hints to your spouse or shopping for a loved one, we have you covered.

A piece of jewelry is a classic Valentine's Day gift - venture outside the box a bit with a gold necklace that will make a subtle statement whether it's paired with a denim shirt or a cocktail dress.  

Kismet by Milka 14K Rose Gold Medallion Bar Necklace

For the man or woman who has everything you can spell out your sentiments with this graphic and luxurious throw pillow.

Rani Arabella Cashmere Love Pillow

Although lingerie is a traditional gift, it is also very risky.  Choose a delicate camisole that can easily be layered under a sweater or a blouse instead of something overly sexy.  This will delight the recipient instead of offend her.

Zimmerli Prive Cami available in ecru, black or blush

A cashmere sweater in a bright and festive color will quickly become a wardrobe favorite and will inspire romantic memories every time she wears it.

WHITE + WARREN CLASSIC CREW NECK CASHMERE SWEATER

A striped shirt is a modern and unexpected Valentine's gift that can easily be paired with jeans.  This is an affordable piece that transcends age and is equally appropriate for your daughter or your mom.  

California Tailor sea shore pink beach pop over

If all else fails, a modern diamond band or pavé diamond studs will make any woman happy.

LOREN STEWART 14K YELLOW GOLD MANN RING AND
MAYA J NEW YORK 14K ROSE GOLD PAVE DIAMOND STUDS

You can give extravagantly or subtly on this romantic holiday, but it's important to remember that love and support throughout the year will make your gift that much sweeter.

XO
Mercantile

Diamond Dreams

Diamond Dreams

SAVE THE DATE: SUZANNE KALAN TRUNK SHOW FEBRUARY 12-15

With Valentine's Day less than a month away I think it's safe to say we all have jewelry on our minds.  At Mercantile we've been dreaming of Suzanne Kalan's Fireworks collection, with it's dazzling and creative use of hand picked baguette diamonds.

RINGS AND EARRINGS FROM THE FIREWORKS COLLECTION

In 1988, after the birth of her daughter, Suzanne Kalan created her debut collection in Los Angeles with the goal to create modern yet timeless jewelry with a twist. She first achieved fame with her Vitrine collection, which uses transparent semi precious gem stones to showcase the diamonds set below it.  In 2014 she won "Best Diamonds" at the Couture Design Awards for a stunning cocktail ring from the Fireworks collection.

2014 Couture Design Award winner for "Best Diamond"

The offset and meticulously scattered baguette diamonds in the collection instantly increase the drama of what could be very simple pieces.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND RING, BRACELET, EARRINGS AND RING FROM THE SUZANNE KALAN FIREWORKS COLLECTION AVAILABLE NOW AT MERCANTILE

The designer - who was one of the first to pair diamonds with semi precious gem stones - has been known to compare using colorful gems to painting.  By fusing precious and innovative materials she has been able to find fresh combinations of semi precious stones, precious metals and all colors of diamonds.

Along with her Vitrine and Fireworks collection Kalan also designs One for One, a collection of select one of a kind pieces.  Her daughter, who's birth inspired the designer to switch career paths, has also joined the family business and designs the KALAN by Suzanne Kalan collection.

Suzanne Kalan (R) and her daughter Patile

We love seeing and supporting creative and successful women at Mercantile, and Suzanne Kalan and her work is especially inspiring.  

XO Mercantile