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    Christmas Gifting: Accessories & Winter Warmers

    Christmas Gifting: Accessories & Winter Warmers
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    We love an accessory, they make excellent gifts and are such a simple and effective way to update an outfit. From vibrant beanies and snuggly socks, to fine leather gloves and super cosy neck warmers, we've got something for everyone.

    Christmas Gifts For Men (That He'll Actually Like)

    Christmas Gifts For Men (That He'll Actually Like)
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    Forget the novelty stocking fillers and panic-bought presents this year and opt for something he'll actually love instead. Take a look through our cracking gift ideas for the man in your life.

    NYE Dressing: The Little Black Edit

    NYE Dressing: The Little Black Edit
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    Black is iconic and as the year bows out, and party season prepares for its final bonanza, we're donning the colour that never goes out of style.

    The Best Men's Winter Coats 2023

    The Best Men's Winter Coats 2023
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    The best winter coats for men: beat the unpredictable weather this season with our range of coats and jackets fresh in for AW23

    Meet the Maker: Oscar Deen

    Meet the Maker: Oscar Deen
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    After a chance meeting with an eyewear collector, Sheriff-Deen Showobi and Oscar Phillips decided to team up and start creating their own vintage-inspired frames but with a modern, contemporary twist. We pinned them down and asked them a bunch of questions about their craft, favourite designs and where they see Oscar Deen in the future. 

    Meet the Maker: Milkman Candles

    Meet the Maker: Milkman Candles
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    Candles evoke memories, lift the spirits and have a profound impact on our mood. Milkman Candles do all of this, and then some. Get to know the candle-makers blurring the traditional lines between masculine and feminine fragrance to create unique and distinctive aromas.

    Meet the Maker: Kemi Telford

    Meet the Maker: Kemi Telford
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    To say that we're fans of Kemi Telford would be a huge understatement. Her unique designs blend bold prints and loud colour mixes with elegant shapes and exaggerated feminine silhouettes, and we're totally in love. We asked Yvonne a few questions about her brand, her recipe for success and what the future holds!

    Womenswear: What To Wear To A Wedding in 2023

    Womenswear: What To Wear To A Wedding in 2023
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    Wedding season is here, a time for celebration, but it can also be a time for stress when it comes to figuring out what to wear as a guest. We're here with some tips on how to dress, and the trends we're expecting to see in 2023.

    Boat Floaters - April 2023

    Boat Floaters - April 2023
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    Designed to put a spring in your step as we start to look ahead to summer fun, April's Boat Floaters playlist is packed with soul, funk and disco. Turn up the volume and get that body moving.

    The Best Summer Co-ords & Sets

    The Best Summer Co-ords & Sets
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    We love the versatility of a co-ord. They're literally designed to look great together, which makes it so much easier (and more time efficient) to get ready. Browse our beautiful matching sets from the likes of Ganni, Munthe, American Vintage and Stine Goya.

    Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide
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    Thoughtful gifts for mums and motherly figures. Scroll through our Mother’s Day selection of beautiful candles, relaxing skin care, unique accessories and homeware treats.

    Boat Floaters - March 2023

    Boat Floaters - March 2023
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    In the afterglow of the Rio de Janeiro carnival, Ollie is keeping us on our (dancing) toes with a 35-track Boat Floaters playlist. Enjoy his expertly selected mixture of Brazilian delights, some old, some new, funk, African beats, disco, funk with a sprinkling of soul. 

    International Women's Day: The Female-led Brands We’re Championing

    International Women's Day: The Female-led Brands We’re Championing
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    With International Women's Day on the horizon, we've compiled a selection of our most loved female-led brands. Selected for their feminine silhouettes, empowering patterns or playful designs, we're honoured to stock these wonderful labels season after season.

    Meet The Maker: Katie Mitchell

    Meet The Maker: Katie Mitchell
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    If you've ever admired our beautiful window displays around Christmas time then you'll have already seen Katie's dazzling, hand-crafted decorations. We asked South London's finest crafter about her creative endeavours and the artists that continue to inspire her. 

    Boat Floaters - February 2023

    Boat Floaters - February 2023
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    Fittingly, love is on the airwaves in February’s Boat Floaters playlist. Yes, Valentine’s Day is back, with Cupid’s arrow hitting a bullseye in the middle of the month. Enjoy 34 lovey, sexy, steamy songs to shake, snog, or – hopefully not – sob to. 

    Dopamine Dressing: Style Yourself Happy

    Dopamine Dressing: Style Yourself Happy
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    The January blues are real. The mornings are dark, it's baltic outside, and the month seems to drag on for eternity. But, we have a solution, and it's called dopamine dressing. Style yourself happy with our selection of dopamine brights and comfort-inducing pieces.

    Boat Floaters - January

    Boat Floaters - January
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    Listen in to the January 2023 Boat Floaters playlist. And a special one too, marking five years of these monthly musical meanderings by Ollie. Tune in and celebrate with this 34-track selection for funky, upbeat tunes, with some all-time faves – including the opening track, The Peoples’ Workshop’s Why Do I Need an Education? Enjoy!

    Meet the Maker: Indie Mathers, Skin+Bones

    Meet the Maker: Indie Mathers, Skin+Bones
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    Get to know our very kind, supremely talented and impeccably styled friend, Indie Mathers. We talked to the Creative Director of Skin+Bones about his journey into design, his collaborative approach to achieving his client's visions and the creative's who have inspired and influenced his practice.

    Boat Floaters - December 2022

    Boat Floaters - December 2022
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    December’s Boat Floaters playlist, crafted exclusively for Meet Bernard’s beautiful customers, begins with a farewell tribute to Gal Costa, the Brazilian singer who died last month. The opening track, Pontos...

    Ryan's Christmas Gifting Picks: For Him

    Ryan's Christmas Gifting Picks: For Him
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    Our very own Ryan has picked out a wonderful selection of must-have pieces that'll bring joy to even the most particular of recipients this Christmas. From exquisite shirting and hand-crafted jackets, to sleek desk toys and cosy accessories, there's something for every man in our gifting guide. 

    Meet The Maker: Roslyn Stanwick - Type Two

    Meet The Maker: Roslyn Stanwick - Type Two
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    Combining the performance qualities of traditional outerwear with the minimalist aesthetic of contemporary streetwear, Type Two are a sustainably-conscious, inclusive clothing brand in London. We chat with founder and maker Roslyn, about the brand’s pandemic beginnings, influences and sustainable standards.

    Boat Floaters - November 2022

    Boat Floaters - November 2022
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    Designed to keep you company on the cold winter evenings, wrapping listeners in a warming blanket of lush tunes, November's Boat Floaters playlist starts off the 34-track selection slowly and hazily before rolling into some soul, funk and disco delights.

    A first glimpse of our AW22 campaign

    A first glimpse of our AW22 campaign
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    Make it Personal is an ode to our ethos. It’s a reflection of the care and love that we put into selecting our brands and products, and also how we interact with our customers to give them the best possible shopping experience. For us, it’s the personal touch that matters. Read on to take a look behind the scenes of our latest campaign.

    Boat Floaters - October 2022

    Boat Floaters - October 2022
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    As leaves and people fall, time marches on. Enjoy 33 wonderful, magical, mystical tunes – old and new – that explore love, loss, and lust through the media of disco, reggae, soul, funk, and gospel music in this month's Boat Floaters playlist.

    Meet: Flower Mountain

    Meet: Flower Mountain
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    Beauty meets function in the intricate detailing and next level craftsmanship of this Japanese-inspired footwear brand. It's time to meet your new favourite shoes by Flower MOUNTAIN.

    Boat Floaters - September 2022

    Boat Floaters - September 2022
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    September’s here. Summer’s over. But the party is still going strong – well, at least the music is not stopping. Wrap your ears around our monthly Boat Floaters playlist, curated by our musical chief, Oliver Pickup.

    Meet The Maker: Ali Maclean

    Meet The Maker: Ali Maclean
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    Timeless designs that get better with age, that’s what we love about Ali Maclean’s hand crafted bags. Meet the maker behind the South East London based bag brand, Als... 

    Meet Bernard Style Hunter | 20.08.2022

    Meet Bernard Style Hunter | 20.08.2022
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    SE22 is a melting pot of creativity, style and individuality. To find out what local Londoners are wearing this season we took to North Cross Road, stopping the sartorially inclined for a photo and a quick chat.

    Meet The Maker: Sandrine Jarnet Ceramics

    Meet The Maker: Sandrine Jarnet Ceramics
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    We’re all about championing local talent at Meet Bernard and thought it was high time to introduce you to one of our favourite South London makers, Sandrine Jarnet. Get to know her contemporary ceramic vessels and utilitarian tableware...

    Boat Floaters - August 2022

    Boat Floaters - August 2022
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    Slow and sunny is the initial vibe of August’s 34-track Boat Floaters selection, crafted with care for you, dear Meet Bernard customer. Tune in for laid-back reggae, African tunes, disco, Brazilian funk and plenty of jazz too. So go on, kick off those espadrilles, and shake it.

    Womenswear: What To Wear While Travelling

    Womenswear: What To Wear While Travelling
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    Travelling is hassle enough without having to piece together an ensemble that’s comfortable (yet stylish) enough to get you from point A to point B so we’ve gathered a selection of reliable, airport-ready fits to make your journey as plain sailing as can be. 

    Boat Floaters - July 2022

    Boat Floaters - July 2022
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    This month’s selection certainly has a beach-party vibe. The opening track, Fantasy Island, rather sets the tone. There is plenty of soul-funk, disco, fun tunes, old and new.

    Boat Floaters - June 2022

    Boat Floaters - June 2022
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    Pop the shades on. We are setting sail for sunnier, summery times. To kick off the month, The Queen has kindly decreed a double bank holiday to celebrate something or other, and I’m at the helm, plotting our route to the next great party!

    Boat Floaters - May 2022

    Boat Floaters - May 2022
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    Summer’s around the corner. Parties are being planned. And there is much joviality and dancing within touching distance. The question, prompted by The Jones Girls, is will your dance turn into a romance?

    Boat Floaters - April 2022

    Boat Floaters - April 2022
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    Whether you are religious or not, Easter is around the corner – and that means a summer of unrestricted dancing is close.    The opening track of April’s 34-song Meet Bernard...

    The Hidden Murals of South East London

    The Hidden Murals of South East London
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    Brilliantly curated murals can be found hidden away throughout South East London, with more and more local artists being tempted to the South East by the creative community and the plentiful blank canvas walls.

    Boat Floaters - March 2022

    Boat Floaters - March 2022
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    Here’s your exclusive Boat Floaters 35-track playlist to celebrate March, and the start of spring. It’s a time of new beginnings for sure, with shells raining in Ukraine, alarmingly, and...

    Boat Floaters - February 2022

    Boat Floaters - February 2022
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    Ah, February. What a month: pancake day and Valentine’s Day. What’s not to love? This month’s Boat Floaters selection for Meet Bernard takes an amorous turn, appropriately enough. This 33-track,...

    BOAT FLOATERS - JANUARY 2022

    BOAT FLOATERS - JANUARY 2022
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    As is appropriate for January, following a month of hectic (over?) indulgence, we start off slowly, with Lady Blackbird’s It’ll Never Happen Again...

    Boat Floaters - December 2021

    Boat Floaters - December 2021
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    December’s upon us – how did that happen? With the prospect of the omnicron variant of coronavirus threatening to disrupt our opportunities to dance, again, maybe you want to fast forward...

    Black Friday? It's time for Give Back Friday..!

    Black Friday? It's time for Give Back Friday..!
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    This year for Give Back Friday 25% of our online sales will go to Peckham Pantry foodbank, and to make it go a little further…we will match the donation of what is raised.

     

    Boat Floaters: November 2021

    Boat Floaters: November 2021
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    It’s November: the clocks have gone back, and the countdown to Christmas starts in earnest, so as the leaves twist and tumble from the trees here are 34 tracks to warm you...

    Meet Bernard Recommends: South London’s Best Parks 

    Meet Bernard Recommends: South London’s Best Parks 
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    At Meet Bernard, we’re lover’s of the great outdoors. They were a refuge for us over COVID – remember when government-approved ‘daily walks’ were a thing? – and luckily for...

    The fleece is back. Here’s how you can wear it this season.

    The fleece is back. Here’s how you can wear it this season.
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    Previously considered a look reserved for dads and dog walkers, the fleece has developed something of a bad rep. But we’re pleased to announce that (if you hadn’t already noticed)...

    Boat Floaters: October 2021

    Boat Floaters: October 2021
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    I don’t know about you, but I've managed to attend a few live DJ sets now and boy has it been fun – and an education. In the last couple of...

    Meet Mizuno

    Meet Mizuno
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    Founded in Osaka in 1906, Mizuno started out making baseball shoes and clothing in an effort to increase the sport’s popularity in Japan. Now, it makes some of the most reliable sports shoes around, but you don’t need to be in marathon training – or even heading out for a 5K – to wear them.

    Meet the YMC x Museum of Youth Culture T-shirt Collaboration

    Meet the YMC x Museum of Youth Culture T-shirt Collaboration
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    To celebrate 25 years of YMC, the brand's creator, Fraser Moss, has teamed up with the Museum of Youth Culture to create an exclusive collection of archive print T-shirts.

    Designed on YMC's Triple T, crafted from a soft slub organic cotton jersey, the tees are a relaxed, oversized fit that will suit anyone – you just need to pick your favourite genre. 

    Meet: Girls of Dust

    Meet: Girls of Dust
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    Move over Scandi style… there’s a hot new Belgian brand coming through. We’re delighted to introduce Girls of Dust to Meet Bernard’s expanding womenswear collection. From classic tees to utility...

    Meet Bernard Recommends: South East London Theatres

    Meet Bernard Recommends: South East London Theatres
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    Meet Bernard is all about local love. It's the small businesses in our communities that make our corner of London so special, which is why we believe it is crucial to celebrate...

    Boat Floaters: September 2021

    Boat Floaters: September 2021
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    September’s exclusive audio curation for Meet Bernard by yours truly – Ollie, aka “Boat Floaters” – is a 33-track journey into the sonic universe. The 139-minute playlist launches with the brilliantly...

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