Because there’s no place quite like the Great British high street – from its niche independents, to seasonal Pop Ups and those expansive yet elegant department stores – Because Magazine is on a mission to champion the bricks-and-mortar of London in all its glory. Each week, we’ll beeline to the rails of our favourite retailers to scope out the must-have pieces and in-store exclusives that are more than worth making an effort for.

This week, we’re at Couverture & The Garbstore – where Head of Buying, Cecilia, is introducing us to her don't-miss pieces in the Notting Hill icon.

What… Dhana Dress by Christian Wijnants

BecauseWijnants graduated from Antwerp’s famed Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and has been creating ripples throughout the industry with his bold use of abstract florals combined with feminine yet off-kilter cuts. This is our first season stocking Wijnants, and this style is a UK-exclusive to us. Every one of our staff is obsessed with the brand!

What... No Chemicals Anniversary Candle by Couverture & The Garbstore

Because... As part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations, we wanted to create an extra special size of our iconic No Chemicals candle – a signature scent that was curated by our founder Emily Dyson-Paley. Only 20 of these candles were created, with each candle being specially labelled and packaged, and available exclusively from us. It’s got a clean and slightly exotic scent with notes of pink pepper, bergamot, aromatic spices and ginger, and it burns for a total of 180 hours. We always have one alight in the shop!

What… Nestled Stones Ring by Wwake

Because... New York jewellery label Wwake selected these sapphires specifically with us in mind, creating this design exclusively for Couverture & The Garbstore. The 14K yellow gold setting beautifully cradles the dual-sized stones in a really unusual way. We always love pieces with this much attention to detail; it’s the perfect mix of dainty and statement.

Support bricks and mortar: Visit Couverture & The Garbstore, 188 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2ES.

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