Brighton is a wonderful city to live and work in. I find myself coming across new things and new places to visit all the time. Merlin & Ellis is a one of those places and once you have found it you will not be letting go of it.
Located at 9 Manchester Street, in Brighton's Queer district. Merlin & Ellis sits in a small side street running down to the sea front. The outside of the store is festooned with potted plants and colourful flowers.
Ellis Collins has been a Sussex resident for most of his life, after moving away from London. His store is a haven for the wonderful and creative community in the city. With no end of visitors, Merlin & Ellis is not only a clothes store, but host to a small queer book shop as well as locally sourced and produced beauty products, art work and homeware.
Flanked on either side of the store and filling every available space are rare and vintage designer pieces. Collaged together with local artists and designers, every where you look there is something to catch your eye.
I met Ellis in the store a few weeks back, his beautiful dogs sat at our feet patiently as we spoke about the city and the shop. House of Quinn is all about working together and to collaborate to create new and interesting outcomes.
Fashion and the way we shop sometimes get lost in the constant hum of the digital age. We don't go out and find things, make discoveries and try new things. But House of Quinn believes, as a brand that this is so important. Creating destinations, collaborations and exciting opportunities in the way we dress and how we go about it.
Independence in style, as well as independence a a creator, designer and retailer. Merlin & Ellis shares in this ethos.
I am really proud to say that we now stock exclusive lines, and individually crafted garments and accessories at Merlin & Ellis.
Each item has been hand made in the studio. Put together from concept to final piece and every single item thought through and considered.
It has been finished inside with a shoulder lining and bound inside seams.
House of Quinn Shirt Jacket
Exclusive one off piece for Merlin & Ellis.
Hand made in the Studio, the Shirt Jacket is inspired by traditional Japanese shapes merged with simple workwear.
This item is a one off piece, made from a cotton canvas, and hand painted.
House of Quinn Shirt Jacket
This version of the shirt jacket combines renewed traditional dutch textiles, with cotton patches to create a graphic, quilt like collage across the garments.
Easy to wear, and adds a contrasting layer to your brighten up your outfit.
Exclusive to Merlin & Ellis Brighton and available in store.
For all enquires please contact House of Quinn at email@example.com
Merlin & Ellis - 9 Manchester St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1T
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