Independent look: Thethestore lifestyle shop opens in Hoxton

Meryl Fernandes' new lifestyle shop Thethestore fits into Hoxton like a missing jigsaw-puzzle piece. As an area for independent shops, Hoxton is growing in hipster popularity so fast that it may cease to become hipster altogether. Fernandes' previous Hackney Road venture was a vintage fashion shop called Found; she has now turned her attention to championing up-and-coming designers and beautiful packaging. 

Independent look: Thethestore lifestyle shop opens in Hoxton
Thethestore store was designed by Swedish company ’Nonuform’; the minimalist, whitewashed interior lets the product speaks for themselves
(Image credit: Nonuform)

Meryl Fernandes' new lifestyle shop Thethestore (opens in new tab) fits into Hoxton like a missing jigsaw-puzzle piece. As an area for independent shops, Hoxton is growing in hipster popularity so fast that it may cease to become hipster altogether. Fernandes' previous venture at this Hackney Road location was a vintage fashion shop called Found; she has now turned her attention to championing up-and-coming designers and beautiful packaging. 

Swedish design brand Nonuform (opens in new tab) is behind the sleek, clean aesthetic of Thethestore (opens in new tab), the white interiors complementing her carefully chosen products.

As with many lifestyle stores, it is difficult to find the thread that links the products together when walking around the shop – between the toothpastes and the clothing racks are snail face creams and typography calendars. But good design unites these products. Otho Clothing (opens in new tab), Ben Sutton Ceramics (opens in new tab) and Baxter of California (opens in new tab) skincare are among the brands given the Fernandes seal of approval. 

'It's a tiny shop full of everything I love. I want people to take interest in these products and the designers behind them and become avid fans,' Fernandes explains. 'Most of the products are minimally designed independent brands who I've obsessively researched and persuaded to retail in London for the first time.' Thethestore (opens in new tab) is the essential micro-emporium we never knew we needed. 

The store sells a wide range of lifestyle items, from wrapping paper to clothes and books.

The store sells a wide range of lifestyle items, from wrapping paper to clothes and books. Everything has been carefully chosen by founder Meryl Fernandes

(Image credit: Nonuform)

Fernandes’ previous Hackney Road venture was a vintage fashion shop called Found

Fernandes’ previous Hackney Road venture was a vintage fashion shop called Found

(Image credit: Nonuform)

Brands stocked include Otho Clothing (left) and Tom Pigeon (right)

Brands stocked include Otho Clothing (left) and Tom Pigeon (right)

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Other favourites include Kiyoko lip balm and Marvis toothpaste, both packaged in trendy aluminium-style tubes

Other favourites include Kiyoko lip balm and Marvis toothpaste, both packaged in trendy aluminium-style tubes

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INFORMATION

Opening hours Wednesday–Friday, 2pm–7pm; Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

For more information, visit Thethestore (opens in new tab)

ADDRESS

Thethestore (opens in new tab)
205 Hackney Road
London, E2 8JL

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