Friday, July 30, 2010

final swimwear pieces on sale!

only a few pieces of our beautiful swimwear from Touche are left in store, and they are still on sale 30% off! The Colombian brand is renowned for its beautiful silhouettes and styles, and we still have a few of the gorgeous cotton blouse-y cover-ups left in our summer sale!

new items on sale!

we just added more items to our amazing summer sale, including serving dishes, mixing bowls, and beautiful crystal wine glasses!

crystal glasses 50% off
potluck plates and bowls, 30% off

bailey doesn't bark mugs, 20% off

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

brunswick + co at La Merceria!

We are thrilled to be carrying the brand new line of bags brunswick +co from Toronto designers Alison Booth and Alison Lovell. brunswick+co’s debut line of coated canvas handbags is contemporary yet timeless, with leather trim and solid brass hardware designed with great attention to detail and strong emphasis on craftsmanship. The line features three silhouettes — a slouchy hobo, a sleek doctor’s bag, and an urban shopper tote — all with the same luxe finishes and sophisticated modern feel that we love at La Marceria, This is the type of bag that gets better with time and that you will love season after season!

Monday, July 26, 2010

the laundress

we are thrilled to have just received an amazing new organic laundry line at La Merceria called The Laundress. Created by two fibre scientists, this sophisticated, organic line of products is inspiring laundresses everywhere (barneys and ralph lauren love it!) to revive and care for their favourite linens and clothing!

Stop by to try out our first taste of the laundress:

the biodegradable stain solution

baby fabric fresh spray

non-toxic but effective baby detergent

vegetable wash & stain bar

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The summer sale rolls on!

We have a great summer sale on at La Merceria, with so many of our favourite pieces marked down 20-50%! A few snippets to whet your shopping appetite...

50% off great swimwear, cover-ups, and sandals from Touché

toronto textile designer Virginia Johnson's hand printed shawls are 20% off

40% off Teroforma purple and grey crystal glassware

20% off Fluf hand-printed napkins with felt napkin rings

towels, perfume, so much more in store!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Our annual summer sale has begun! Find many of your favourite pieces from La Merceria on sale 20% - 50% off! More details to follow, but here's a sneak peak!

Monday, July 19, 2010

yerba mate lemonade

Yerba Mate is an ancient drink of health and friendship, and the culture which has evolved around gathering to enjoy the tea is a wonderful and integral part of South American life. Friends and family gather in homes, on street corners, and share pot of mate, drank via metal straws called bombillas, among many other ritualistic customs.

In hot weather, a cold yerba mate lemonade is the way to enjoy this amazing tea. Try it at La Merceria this summer!

pitcher from roost, $58
dwell napkin, $22
yerba mate lemonade, $2.75/reg, $2.95/large

Thursday, July 15, 2010

le jardin urbain - green/natural/cream inspiration

If you don't get a chance to go away this summer, turn your city garden into an outdoor haven for wonderful summer entertaining! here is some inspiration that we are using to decorate our own, we are really feeling the french garden inspiration and we love the use of greens and and creamy neutrals, cheers to a wonderful weekend!

Images from maison cote-de-sud magazine

Images from Vintage Design Company who designed the arrangements for the wedding of our friends Bronwen + Mark you can see more pictures of their wedding in the VDC blog

In-store products:
rattan round placemat $12
cream stoneware dishes $9-$16
linen napkins $18
CANVAS tinted glass $10
CANVAS earthenware vase $18-$32
pistachio ice cream bowls $6-$9
AUSTIN PRESS stationary $6.99-$19
YELLOW OWL tea party stamp set $15

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

inspired by the côte d'azur this bastille day!

le 14 juillet is already being celebrated in the Côte d'Azur! our celebration takes shape in an appreciation of old and new, fresh palettes, and a rustic simplicity repositioned in a modern context.

danica hemstitch napkin, set of 4/$28

we also can't resist the sophisticated french mediterranean colour palette. those sea greens, navy blues and sweet yellows pair beautifully with rustic wood and white washed pieces. adding a little riviera inspiration to your summer will make your summer feel refreshingly breezy!

canvas recycled juice glass, $9

touche cotton shirtdress, $145, swimsuit $190
danica long staple cotton towels, $6-45
tocca profumata, $48, candle, $45
roost wicker placemat, $12
love the design print, $525
virginia johnson shawl, $190

Sunday, July 11, 2010

new cards from letterspace!

New cards have arrived from letterspace! The Chicago-based line of cards and stationary use entirely recycled materials to print their card collections, and have the loveliest hand-printed illustrations!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

hot hazy days

images clockwise from top right: fourty sixth at grace, this is glamourous, fourty sixth at grace, stella mccartney resort 2011

heat waves seem to have a wonderful effect on people.. we strip down our wardrobes to our barest essentials, put aside what we were supposed to be doing, and surrender to the moments.

Italian for "perfumed water", the delicate profumata sprays from tocca leave your skin refreshingly scented. salina, catania, amalfi, $48. also taste the delicious lip glosses!

these roost glass water carafe and cups are a great play on the classic plastic. ideal for a patio party! carafe with lip cup, $58, carafe with stopper, $38, cup, $9.

La Merceria in the August issue of House & Home!

The August issue of House & Home is out now and is such a beautiful issue! We are thrilled to be featured in the trends section, and the interview with Sandra is beautifully put together!

Thank you House & Home! ps, the issue is on sale now!
written by jenny

Monday, July 5, 2010

All Dwell Studio Bedding on sale at La Merceria!

Starting today at La Merceria, all of your favourite Dwell Studio bedding is 20% off!

Duvets, Sheet Sets and Pillow cases are made with beautiful egyptian cotton and are a luxurious 400% thread count... with Dwell's stunning modern prints, bedding doesn't get better!

Chinoiserie Duvet Set, originally $375, now $299

Gate Ash Duvet Set, originally $375, now $299
Matelasse Coverlet in Pearl, Dove & Ash colours , originally $225, now $179

Sheet Set in Pin Dot, originally $350, now $279

many more in store!
sale cannot be combined with any other offer, valid until July 31, 2010.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

home love inspiration

Beautiful new book by Australian stylist, Megan Morton's Home Love, is an inspiring new home decor book with creative ideas on how to reinvent and create different flavours for different rooms in your home. She includes personal experiences in this book alongside her useful tips and stunning photos, making it feel so much more possible to create a n exciting new aesthetic for your space!

also, we caught our favourite wire baskets on inspired design daily!