Cassie Mercantile

While some vintage stores are bailing out, others are doing perfectly fine, thank you very much. The sublime but secretive Cassie Mercantile is a vintage clothing dealership with a showroom in genteel Holland Park. Owner Graham Cassie is a shy Scot who spends his days sourcing post-war Americana, love-worn army surplus and the odd spool of vintage haberdashery trim on his travels around the globe. He sells to upper-end designers on the lookout for inspiration as well as scooping up the perfect beat-up suitcases and just-threadbare-enough old flags to fashion into Japanese shop window displays. On my recent visit he wouldn’t let me get too snap-happy (frankly, he doesn’t need the publicity) but allowed these gems. Clearly, there’s some mileage in vintage threads yet.

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4 Responses to Cassie Mercantile

  1. susie_bubble says:

    Hmmm…. another London vintage stable secret…. gah….

  2. Cupcakes and Cashmere says:

    oooh love the number 12 shirt. it would be so cute worn with a little denim skirt and wooden platforms.

  3. ilyssa b. says:

    nice pumps. i’m curious if the look would be a tad too eccentric with some neon yellow stockings.

  4. Conrad says:

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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