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    Why We Don't Do Black Friday (And What We're Doing Instead)

    Why We Don't Do Black Friday (And What We're Doing Instead)
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      Black Friday has become pretty ubiquitous when it comes to shopping. Despite being an American tradition in its origins, every year on the last Friday of November, prices on...

    Boat Floaters – November 2020

    Boat Floaters – November 2020
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      Once a month we hand over the blog over to our playlister-in-chief Ollie to tell you all about his picks for our playlist, Boat Floaters. Read on to listen, find out more,...

    MB Recommends: Top Five Fashion Documentaries Streaming Now

    MB Recommends: Top Five Fashion Documentaries Streaming Now
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    There’s no way around it: it looks like we’re all going to be spending a lot more time at home this month. While you might be packing up your best transitional...

    Lockdown & How We're Responding

    Lockdown & How We're Responding
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    It is with heavy hearts that we’ll be shutting our doors for the duration of the national lockdown, starting on the 5th of November.  Although we’re gutted to be closing...

    Meet: La Paz

    Meet: La Paz
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    La Paz has woven the rolling waves, salted air and nautical traditions of the Portuguese coast into a timeless, coastal clothing brand. We caught up with Jose, their 'so laid-back he's almost vertical' founder.

    Let's Reintroduce Ourselves: Our new look, and looking ahead

    Let's Reintroduce Ourselves: Our new look, and looking ahead
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    We've been brushing up the store and we've got that feeling. It's that post-cold shower feeling. That fresh-back from the barbers feeling. It's you, but just slightly upgraded. ‘Oh, don’t you...

    Meet: Uskees

    Meet: Uskees
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    On average, we wear a garment approximately seven times before we decide it’s ready to be thrown away. Uskees is railing against this. They’re driven by the simple ethos of “make good products, make them last.” 

    Boat Floaters – October 2020

    Boat Floaters – October 2020
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    We've handed the blog over to our playlister-in-chief Ollie, to tell you all about this month's musical picks.

    Meet Bernard's Guide To: Supporting Your Local Music Scene

    Meet Bernard's Guide To: Supporting Your Local Music Scene
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    Here are some simple ways to support our beloved local music scene, without even leaving the house.

    New Faces: Meet Our New Brands For Autumn

    New Faces: Meet Our New Brands For Autumn
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    Autumn is here! And so are our new ranges. Let them introduce themselves.

    Local Heroes: Rounding Up Our Favourite Greenwich Shops

    Local Heroes: Rounding Up Our Favourite Greenwich Shops
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    It’s been a tough year for small businesses. Here at Meet Bernard, we feel very lucky to be part of such a supportive community of shops and shoppers in the...

    Boat Floaters - September 2020

    Boat Floaters - September 2020
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    September's Meet Bernard playlist is here. A weird summer is closing. School is starting again – with luck. And these 30 tunes sprinkle some sunshine on your day, as we continue to...

    Ancient Traditions for an Everyday Essential

    Ancient Traditions for an Everyday Essential
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    A whopping 135 years of expertise lead to the creation of Shoes Like Pottery, a riff on classic shoe styles that harnesses ancient technique and modern tech to create what we think is the platonic ideal of a plimsoll. We're excited to be stocking them in our stores, and we'd love to tell you a little more about them...

    Boat Floaters - August 2020

    Boat Floaters - August 2020
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    School's out for the summer – but stick to holidays in the UK, yeah? This 122-min selection offers a soundtrack to a lazy afternoon in the local park, or by the campfire...

    A Massive Thanks to Our Community

    A Massive Thanks to Our Community
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    It’s been a tough old couple of months, that’s for sure...

    On the 15th June, Monday morning, we reopened our doors to the South-East London community and the wider world.

    BOAT FLOATERS - JULY 2020

    BOAT FLOATERS - JULY 2020
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    And in a blink, half of 2020 has elapsed. 
    Rest in power to those who have not woken up. 
    This month's Meet Bernard selection is a nod to recent events – part lament, part salute – and scans the horizon for brightness. 

    Boat Floaters - June 2020

    Boat Floaters - June 2020
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    As lockdown is eased (for how long?) here's a 24 track selection of hope, funk, and fun, designed to encourage socially distanced dancing in the sunshine. 

    Boat Floaters - May 2020

    Boat Floaters - May 2020
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    Nations may be locked down and masked, but minds have been liberated.
    The lockdown has enabled people to read more, and more importantly consume greater amounts of music...

    Work From Home Wear...

    Work From Home Wear...
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    In the spirit of adapting with the times, we’ve pulled together our favourite pieces that will help you stay stylish and stay inspired when working from home. 

    Boat Floaters - April 2020

    Boat Floaters - April 2020
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    Perhaps T. S. Eliot had it right, and April is indeed the cruellest month... Ease the isolation with this selection of Virus beating tunes.

    Boat Floaters - March 2020

    Boat Floaters - March 2020
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    Need to self-quarantine? This two-hour, 24-track selection – March's Boat Floaters playlist – will pass the time.

    Our East Dulwich Adventure

    Our East Dulwich Adventure
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    In November last year, we took a huge step. It was a step we’d been wanting to make for a while but had never taken before. We opened a second store....

    Boat Floaters - February 2020

    Boat Floaters - February 2020
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    Plenty of tunes to love here in February's Meet Bernard selection – a whopping 32 to nibble on.  Some of my favourite current artists feature – letherette, Kaytranada, Quantic, and...

    New Brands: Looking Ahead to 2020

    New Brands: Looking Ahead to 2020
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    We’re really excited this year at the host of amazing brands that we’ll be bringing to you, our loyal and local customers; in 2020.

    Boat Floaters - January 2020

    Boat Floaters - January 2020
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    To kick off the New Decade I’ve complied over two hours’ worth of tunes – see the January selection here. Some old, some new – as ever.  On the new tip, there...

    Boat Floaters - December 2019

    Boat Floaters - December 2019
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    December’s here, and to herald the ever-nearing festive season here’s my 28-track present to you, you and definitely YOU.  The 127-minute selection starts with a laid-back vibe, with 1990s hero Mr...

    Boat Floaters - November 2019

    Boat Floaters - November 2019
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      The clocks have gone back, the clouds are drawing in, everyone’s going back to work, or to school, or just back indoors. It’s official: the British summer is over....

    The 'Lock In' - Rum and Records

    The 'Lock In' - Rum and Records
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    Our little slice of South-East London will be turning to South America for our latest Lock-In. There will be rum tasting, there will be rum cocktails and there will be tunes rolling into the night...

    Boat Floaters - October 2019

    Boat Floaters - October 2019
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    As the leaves begin to change colour, twist and fall, and the nights draw in, October's Meet Bernard playlist offers nearly two hours of cosy tunes to ward off the autumn blues.

    Boat Floaters - September 2019

    Boat Floaters - September 2019
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    September heralds that bittersweet back-to-work / school feeling, and while this 25-track Boat Floaters playlist marks the start of the month it should be viewed as a celebration of the memory-making summer just gone.

    Carhartt Love

    Carhartt Love
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    We’ve followed Carhartt’s twists and turns in style and cut, colourways and fabric and always been so impressed with every new season. 

    Boat Floaters - August 2019

    Boat Floaters - August 2019
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    Oh giddy joy: holiday season is upon us. To celebrate, dive into our 24-track Boat Floaters playlist for August. As usual, it’s a pleasing pool of new and old tunes – all...

    BOAT FLOATERS - JULY 2019

    BOAT FLOATERS - JULY 2019
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    July is here, and the temperature – on and off the dance floor – is hotting up. Even though I’m on the road in Eastern Europe with my family, I’ve managed...

    Armour Lux For Him, A French Classic

    Armour Lux For Him, A French Classic
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    Over the years we’ve had some beautiful brands under our little roof. We’ve showcased some of the finest pieces and most authentic names from pretty much every corner of the...

    Boat Floaters - June 2019

    Boat Floaters - June 2019
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    June = summer. Fittingly, I've selected 29 tunes for this month's Meet Bernard playlist that will provide a decent backdrop to your sunshine-powered days – well, at least for two hours.  There is...

    Essential Skirting for Our Ladies

    Essential Skirting for Our Ladies
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      As Spring begins to bloom - just check the blossoms around Greenwich park at the moment - we look towards our forgotten friend, the simple skirt which is back...

    Quirky Spots in London for Easter and Beyond

    Quirky Spots in London for Easter and Beyond
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    This little selection will keep you topped up on some authentic local goodness, from places to eat, places to booze and places to chill. 

    Boat Floaters - April 2019

    Boat Floaters - April 2019
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    If April is the cruellest month – as T. S. Eliot famously wrote in The Waste Land – then this cheery Boat Floaters playlist should be just the tonic.  I’ve packed April’s selection with plenty...

    Key Norse Looks For Our Guys...

    Key Norse Looks For Our Guys...
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    Spring is all about change and after six months locked into the winter wardrobe, we're giving our gents some essential looks based on our latest Norse Projects delivery...

    Boat Floaters - March 2019

    Boat Floaters - March 2019
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    Welcome to March's Boat Floaters playlist, which is even more eclectic than usual – both in terms of musical genre and origin.... Delve in.

    Local Love Valentines

    Local Love Valentines
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    We give a shout out to our favourite local loves around South-East London...

    Boat Floaters - February 2019

    Boat Floaters - February 2019
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    Get on board this month with the Meet Bernard Boat Floaters February 2019... This month is a truly global selections of tracks.

    Meet Bernard Boat Floaters - January 2019

    Meet Bernard Boat Floaters - January 2019
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    We launch our latest blog feature, The Meet Bernard Monthly Playlist. A feature that shares our favourite music of the month.

    New Year, New Threads...

    New Year, New Threads...
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    We announce some of our new brands for Spring - Summer 2019...

    Our Greenwich at Christmas

    Our Greenwich at Christmas
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    We run you through some of the best things to do at Christmas in Greenwich, London.

    Let the Festivities Begin...

    Let the Festivities Begin...
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    As that time of year saunters ever closer, the nights draw a little darker and Christmas starts to form on everyone's lips; we’ve given our Greenwich store a festive style...

    Layering: Our essential guide for winter style

    Layering: Our essential guide for winter style
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    The trick to staying smart this winter is to layer up. Ladies and gents, keep the signature pieces locked and add the layers, it’s our top winter tip... It’s the classic move...

    Classy in Corduroy...

    Classy in Corduroy...
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    Corduroy gets a bad press... when we think of corduroy we normally associate it with stuffy old geography teacher jackets with leather elbow patches; but the fabric is making a comeback. Corduroy’s...

    Gentlemens Lock In A//W 2018

    Gentlemens Lock In A//W 2018
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    We’ll be celebrating the full release of our Autumn // Winter 2018 collection with a Gentlemans Lock-In on the 25th of October. We’ll be inviting our nearest and dearest customers, some new, some old but it’s a chance for the Meet Bernard family to open our doors after hours and celebrate everything for our gents.

    It's all about the graphics...

    It's all about the graphics...
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    In these times of muted colours and minimalist style, a graphic tee is your doorway to something more adventurous, a unique piece that gives the finishing touch to your look. 

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