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November 6, 2014

BRITISH VOGUE

KATE'S WORLD

The gorgeous Kate Moss wears Merchant Archive vintage pieces and shares her favourite things in the special December edition of British Vogue. 

Kate plays with eras in this brilliantly edited vintage spread and looks stunning in this casual-chic Parisian look. The trousers are Vintage Christian Dior and the jacket is an ultra-soft vintage wool jacket. Both are part of the Merchant Archive vintage collection sourced and curated by Merchant Archive's creative director and founder Sophie Merchant. Discover our vintage selection at 19 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill and soon online. Book a private shopping appointment today to discover the latest additions to the Merchant Archive collection and be first to try on the new vintage arrivals. Contact info@merchantarchive.com or call us +44 (0) 207 2299 006.

 

 

Kate opens the doors to her private world and shares a few of her favourite things including the Large Copper Potted Candle part of our homeware collection. The Potted Copper Candles come in a variety of luxurious, yet understated scents for the home. They are delivered in a beautiful textured black box handmade in England. It is the perfect gift! Discover it here.

 

 

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November 6, 2014

Country & Town House Autumn Winter Edition

A SPECIAL JEWELLERY FRIEND

 

The exclusive Merchant Archive AW14 Rust Silk Tiger Gown featured in the Autumn Winter jewellery edition of Country & Townhouse magazine. Discover our AW14 Tiger pieces here


 

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September 26, 2014

The Fashion Week at M.A.

FASHION WEEK

 

Fashion week is the week when the whole industry goes mad, bringing out the absolute best and worst out of everyone involved.

Caroline issa wears merchant archive ss15 collection to new york fashion week 2014

 

For me, historically, it has been about buying. I would tear from location to location and from city to city to view one collection after another. I would desperately try to stay on schedule and to not let my good eating and exercising habits go out of the window, although I have been known to rebel and book a holiday to Mexico right in the middle of fashion month one season as I simply did not want to conform. Of course now we have our own collection to show, and so to the 'turning of the tables’.

 

This will be our 5th Merchant Archive collection, and after dipping our toe last season, it will be our first real push in to the wholesale market.  It’s a really exciting time for us. How amazing would it be to finally make our collection available to our customers through a network of selected retailers around the world? M.A going global!

 

Merchant Archive SS15 Collection featured on Vogue.co.uk

Merchant Archive SS15 Collection featured on Vogue.co.uk


The collection feels stronger than ever. We know our customer well and she knows and trusts us. Keeping true to our ethos, great cloth and no compromise, we have added shapes using inspiration from our rich archive.

 

Aware of the importance of visual impact we recruited the wonderful Caroline Issa to style our look book and film once the collection was complete. We chose to do a film over a catwalk in order to show the garments moving and to help buyers and press understand the brand’s identity.

 

Of course sales are what fashion week is really all about, it’s a gigantic moveable trade fair. That’s easy to forget when heavenly creatures are gliding along catwalks in mesmerising creations, it all feels more like art or a wonderful temporary installation.

 

 

I love the way fashion traverses this line. It is of course creative but must be a business to survive. So here we are at this pivotal moment, watching the emails come in from buyers of leading stores who are excited to view the collection. We are receiving requests from celebrities and stylists to wear the collection during fashion week, the ultimate compliment. There is a general buzz of excitement in our studio at all times as we prepare to launch our brand, our new collection, our hard work - frown and laughter lines incorporated into each garment - to the rest of the fashion industry.

Wish us luck…

 

September 26, 2014

Stella Magazine September

The Telegraph Fashion 50 Best Boutiques

 

Merchant Archive featured in Stella Magazine's '50 Best Boutiques in London'. 

 

 

 

September 4, 2014

M.A. GIRL | ROSE LESLIE

M.A. GIRL | ROSE LESLIE


The gorgeous Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downtown Abbey) wearing the AW14 Merchant Archive Midi Day Dress at the premiere of ‘Honeymoon’ in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

The M.A. Midi Day Dress in Rust and Yellow Crepe is part of the new Merchant Archive AW14 Collection. 
Available soon.


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