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    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...

    Meet Bernard Recommends: South East London Plant Shops 

    Meet Bernard Recommends: South East London Plant Shops 
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    At Meet Bernard, we’re enthusiastic amateurs when it comes to plants. Not only do they add a formidable feng shui to any room, they’ve been proven to boost moods, increase...

    Meet: CLAYSTREET

    Meet: CLAYSTREET
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    If you know Meet Bernard, you’ll know we love our home to look as great as our wardrobes which is why we’ve been growing our collection of homeware in both...

    Boat Floaters: August 2021

    Boat Floaters: August 2021
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    Every month we hand the blog over to our playlister-in-chief Ollie, to tell you all about this month's musical picks. Read on to listen, find out more, and enjoy

    Meet Bernard Recommends: South East London clubs

    Meet Bernard Recommends: South East London clubs
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    After some quite frankly gruelling months, the welcome news that clubs are finally back open has come as a relief to London's nightlife lovers. Our hospitality industry has taken a...

    Meet Bernard loves: Japanese Style

    Meet Bernard loves: Japanese Style
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    At Meet Bernard, we take on an eclectic range of influences from around the world in our collections, and one of our longest-standing fashion love affairs is with Japanese style....

    Meet Bernard's Pick of the Menswear Sale

    Meet Bernard's Pick of the Menswear Sale
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    It's the last weekend of lockdown, and what better way to mark the occasion than to fill your wardrobe with fresh new styles for Freedom Day? We know rummaging through...

    Meet Bernard's Pick of the Womenswear Sale

    Meet Bernard's Pick of the Womenswear Sale
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    Whether you love or loathe sales shopping, one thing's for sure: we all love a bargain. But since we know that battling your way through the sales racks isn't for...

    Boat Floaters: July 2021

    Boat Floaters: July 2021
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    July’s Boat Floaters selection – a 34-song beach buffet, sliced and diced for Meet Bernard’s beautiful people to gorge on – playfully splashes around in the shallows before diving into the deeper holiday vibes.

    What to wear: back to the office edition

    What to wear: back to the office edition
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    Whether you’re raring to head back to the communal desk space, or would rather stay working from your dining table full-time one fact remains: you’re going to need to dress for the occasion.

    How to keep your indoor style going outdoors

    How to keep your indoor style going outdoors
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    We’re looking for inventive new ways to bring our comfy at-home style outdoors with us as lockdown lifts. And no: we won’t just be heading out in our coffee-stained sweatshirts. We’re talking great new styles that look effortlessly on-trend, but feel just as comfy as the scruffier pieces we might have grown accustomed to in the privacy of the pandemic.

    How we’re dressing for a post-Covid wedding

    How we’re dressing for a post-Covid wedding
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    This summer more than ever, we want our look to be on point – not just to showcase our style to those who may have forgotten what we look like since last year. But to ensure that we feel great, too.

    Boat Floaters: June 2021

    Boat Floaters: June 2021
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    Every month we hand over the blog over to our playlister-in-chief Ollie, to tell you all about this month's musical picks. Read on to listen to his picks, find out more about what makes them so great, and enjoy the musical selection.

    Meet Bernard’s 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

    Meet Bernard’s 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide
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    We don’t want to get cheesy about it, but we reckon dads don’t get spoiled enough, so if you’re gift-buying for someone special this June, we’ve put together this easy gift guide to help you out.

    Meet Bernard is getting bigger...

    Meet Bernard is getting bigger...
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    Something you might have noticed about Meet Bernard is that we love South East London... So it’s with great excitement that we are able to announce our third store opening: a womenswear pop-up in East Dulwich’s buzzing Lordship Lane.

    MB Recommends: South East London’s restaurants part II

    MB Recommends: South East London’s restaurants part II
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    Welcome to the second instalment of Meet Bernard's guide to the best restaurants in South East London... Last time we covered everything from sushi to to masala to pub grub, but there's so much more to love to share in the South London food scene. So without further ado, let’s tuck in. 

    MB Recommends: South East London’s restaurants

    MB Recommends: South East London’s restaurants
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    The Great Escape is well and truly here. And if there’s one thing we’ve missed over lockdown is being taken care of in some of South East London’s best restaurants. 

    Boat Floaters: May 2021

    Boat Floaters: May 2021
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    Every month we hand over the blog over to our playlister-in-chief Ollie, to tell you all about this month's musical picks.  Read on to listen, find out more, and enjoy. ___________________________________________  ...

    Meet... TSPTR

    Meet... TSPTR
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    We love a statement tee. TSPTR, a new kid on the block here at Meet Bernard, take the 'statement' part literally: they have a passion for clothes with meaning

    MB Recommends: South London's Pubs

    MB Recommends: South London's Pubs
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    After a long, long winter of hibernation, our beloved pubs have opened their gardens again. Say what you will, but pubs are an essential part of our local economy and vibrancy,...

    MB Introduces: Fresh From New York

    MB Introduces: Fresh From New York
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    New York City has always fascinated us: from high-rise opulence to downtown hipster-chic, there’s a slice of the Big Apple for everyone. As America’s original melting pot, New York shows...

    Boat Floaters: April 2021

    Boat Floaters: April 2021
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    Every month we hand over the blog over to our playlister-in-chief Ollie, to tell you all about this month's musical picks.  Read on to listen, find out more, and enjoy.   April’s...

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