Interning at The Mercantile London
I spend 3 days a week working at a gorgeous shop in the East End near Spitalfields Market. The store is absolutely beautiful and the product is just as unique.
I love this quote from our website…” Each and every style on the shop floor has a reason and background, our staff love to find out more about the product whether its made in a fair trade factory that supports childrens educations in Bangladesh or whether its an artisan piece of jewelry crafted using age old techniques.”
I have a lot of tasks and do something new everyday. I sometimes pop upstairs on the shop floor and chat with the super cool customers about fashion, art, and food. Lately, I’ve been assisting with the online shop. We get new shipment in daily and try to get it photographed on the site right away. I have the fun task of describing the individual items (detail, fit, fabric, etc.) I’m putting my style terminology classes to good use! Since most of the brands we carry have special sustainability programs, I write a little about them under the product too. I’m quickly realizing that responsibly made fashion products are often the best sellers! The stories behind the garments make them extra special. I get the creative opportunity to do the windows and change visual displays on a weekly basis. The owners appreciate my eclectic style when it comes to dressing the mannequins and displaying product. Every detail has a purpose. I’m teaching the staff new unique ways to hang items, tie scarves, fold denim, and layer jewelry. Next week I get to write my own blog for the online site!
I’m so fortunate to have found this beautiful little place!