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  • CELEBRATE WITH US 🎉

    Come down to Stoke Newington Church Street next Thursday the 15th of June 5-9pm to celebrate fifteen years of HUB in Hackney. Eat ice-cream from Hackney Gelato, drink prosecco from Borough Wines or a beer from Mother Kelly's, listen to great tunes and enjoy 15% off in store and online all day. Also available on the day - our limited edition 'Supersoft' tee, a revival of a design we sold 15 years ago, produced by RUDE. We hope to see you there.

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  • 15 YEARS OF HUB IN HACKNEY; Family, Friendships & Adventure

    It was fifteen years ago when we first opened our doors and began our HUB journey. The store looked a little different - we sold mostly home wares and vintage. It was far from the clean cut Scandi and British Streetwear boutique you see today. Although a lot has changed, the one constant is our loyal customers that have been here since day one and for that we are very grateful.

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    HUBSHOPONLINEJOURNALWe have enjoyed years of building relationships with clients, staff, designers, manufactures and fellow local business owners. We have made friends, seen many children grow up and witnessed the borough change a lot. Hackney is such a vibrant place filled with creative energy, not to mention amazing parks, pools, cafes, bars, galleries and shops. Having an independent business in your local area really anchors you to the community.

    The Team

    Our staff are an integral part of HUB. We have a fantastic, talented team of people working here, some of which are longstanding members - the glue of HUB. Each person has their own element they bring to the business and we always aim to work with their individual strengths. They are paramount to the smooth running of the machine.

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    Ventures

    We have learned a lot over the years and it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. When we opened up the menswear store we soon realised how challenging it was for two women to curate a men’s boutique, luckily for us that’s when we met Shane, our menswear buyer and manager. In 2010 we opened a third store on Ada Street just off Broadway Market and our most recent venture is the launch of our online shop, which we are consistently nurturing and growing. It’s really exciting working with an entirely new platform, which didn’t exist fifteen years ago.

     

    Allsea

    We also have our in-house label ALLSEA formally Beth Graham. It is partially manufactured in Woodgreen, North London and the knitwear comes from Scotland. We love having garments made and sourced in the UK; we can visit the factories, meet the makers and maintain a personal rapport, which is ultimately what HUB is all about.


    ALLSEA ADA TOP COBALT BLUESo, let's raise a toast to our Hub family and the decades to come. May we continue to rise to the challenges whilst keeping it fresh and interesting so you keep coming back.

    Thank You.

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  • JEANS STORIES: OLD, NEW, BROKEN & BLUE

    Today on the Journal we profile some of the HUB team and ask them about their jeans stories. We all have that one pair of jeans or jacket that we absolutely love. We wear them over and over again until there are holes in the knees, buttons missing and a snapped belt loop from years of wiggling encouragingly into them. Somehow they still look better now then the day you bought them. Whether a solid investment, coveted, a hand-me-down or a magpie find - they have a story, rejig a memory. We hold on to them. Live in them. Vow to never chuck them out.
  • BLUE JEAN BABY: THE DENIM EDIT.

    We love our Denim here at HUB; think Britney and Justin circa 2001. Ok maybe not that much, but almost. Originating in the southern French city of Nîmes, the term ‘denim’ derives from the French ‘serge de Nimes’, meaning serge (a sturdy fabric) from Nimes. It gained popularity in the USA as a durable workman’s trouser in the 1800’s, pioneered by Levi Strauss & Co. Since then it has developed into a versatile wardrobe staple worn and loved by all. Throughout the decades it has been reinvented and re-moulded by it's generation adapting with different shapes, washes and weights. We had Bellbottoms in the seventies, acid wash in the eighties, boot-cut with a low waist in the nineties and skinny in the noughties. This season has brought with it an influx of great denim and indigo pieces by labels such as Dr. Denim, Etre Cecile, LEE, Kings of Indigo, King & Tuckfield, M.i.H and Sideline to name a few. Check out our best sellers below and shop our denim edit for her and him.

    MEADOW JEANS - LIGHT RETRO BLUE MEADOW JEANS - LIGHT RETRO BLUE BY DR. DENIM

    UNIFORM DENIM JACKET - INDIGO DENIM UNIFORM DENIM JACKET - INDIGO DENIM BY UNIVERSAL WORKS

    RIDER DENIM JACKET - LIGHT SHADE RIDER DENIM JACKET - LIGHT SHADE BY LEE

    FULL DENIM SKIRT - INDIGO FULL DENIM SKIRT - INDIGO BY KING AND TUCKFIELD

    RETRO TRACK PANT - MID BLUE RETRO TRACK PANT - MID BLUE BY ETRE CECILE

    1/2 PLACKET SHIRT - LINEAR DENIM 1/2 PLACKET SHIRT - LINEAR DENIM BY FOLK

    ANNE CROP JEAN - VINTAGE PAINT STRIPE ANNE CROP JEAN - VINTAGE PAINT STRIPE BY KINGS OF INDIGO

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  • PAPER MACHE TIGER

    Summer is oh so close. Here at HUB we have been focusing our attention on fun prints, patterns and colours to get you guys in the mood. To kick off the month of May we visited the folks at Paper Mache Tiger (home of Etre Cecile) to talk garms and greenery with founder Kyle.

    DSC_0033 Who are you and what do you do?

    Kyle Robinson - Director @ Paper Mache Tiger, an international multibrand showroom / agency and store - a Fashion | Home & Garden | Cafe experience. I'm also the Director @ Etre Cecile and Herculie.

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     As a child what profession could you see yourself in?

    There wasn't any one profession - I wanted to be a basketballer, be in a band or be a painter (large scale abstract).

     If you were only allowed to keep one item from your wardrobe what would it be?

    My Herculie jeans, unisex wash - they are killer, and my Saint Laurent court classic trainers.

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     When having a creative block how do you overcome it?

    Alcohol.

     Where do you hang out during downtime? 

    At our studio space with my guitars or with my lady friend Yasmin and our boys Knox & Renzo.

     

    And for those serial plant killers here are three very resilient, low maintenance plant suggestions recommended by Paper Mache Tiger's green house team.

    1. CACTUS.

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    No surprise here - the catcus is our most popular + resilient plant, living happily in sunny bright spots all year round. In winter, these guys are tough and don't have an issue with central heating. They love the fresh air and are perfect for windows. Make sure not to over water + keep potted with proper drainage. With a little love you might see a few flowers sprout!

    1. SANSEVIERIA.

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    These guys are sleek + striking - adding a little modern touch to the home. In terms of resilience, Sansevieria tolerate direct sunlight as well as shade and require little watering. The main thing to avoid with this plant is over-watering, so only water when the compost is quiet dry. In winter you can cut this back further and water only every month or two.

    1. DRACAENA REFLEX [SONG OF JAMAICA]

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    This is a slow growing, minimal care plant that comes in all shapes and sizes - working as a table plant, bush or short tree. Indirect light is best and keep soil dry.

    On top of a careful watering and great placement in the home, all plants just need a little love...good luck!

     

  • KING & TUCKFIELD: TOUGH ELEGANCE

    We took a moment to speak to one our British brand's founders.

    Who are you and what do you do?

    I’m the Founder of contemporary denim and merino line, King & Tuckfield. We are a brand that tells stories. The professions, clothes and lives of two real people influence our collections – my grandmother & father – and everything we do is linked back to my family history. Our hope for the brand is to become part of a new generation of memories, as its styles are worn day-in and day-out.

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    What was the first item of clothing you bought with your own money?

    A pair of Levis stone washed 501’s. I wore them to death and still wish I had them!

     

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    What part of your work process do you most enjoy?

    I’m happy to say that I love Monday mornings. I enjoy working for myself and with our talented and hardworking team. Every day offers something different.  One day we could have a meeting with a factory, the next an interview, the next running through the colour palette and mood boards for the upcoming season. No one day is ever the same and I love that.
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    King & Tuckfield SS17 Lookbook_Menswear_20Short sleeve knitted polo in navy 

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    Woven collar top in indigo rinse and the full denim skirt 

     

    What inspires you currently?

    The brand is linked to my Grandmother and Father. My grandmother King, a ballet teacher from the East End of London in the 1940s, is the inspiration behind the elegant yet tough women’s collection. My father Tuckfield, a ballet dancer, former soldier in the British army in the 1940’s and Yorkshire mineworker, has inspired the tough, practical look and structure of the men’s range. Their stories continue to inspire me as I find out more about their amazing past.

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    Shop King & Tuckfield here.

  • BRITISH BRANDS

    Here at HUB we are proud to showcase some of the best labels emanating from the UK. From well established YMC and Ally Capellino, to new brands like King and Tuckfield and Les basics, we stock top British labels every season.

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    YMC

    The Almost sweat in olive by YMC  and the Thin White Duke trouser in black

    ALLY CAPP

    The Ally Thompson backpack in yellow/grey

    Designers like Kate Sheridan and LF Markey are a stones throw away with studios in Hackney, making buying and client relations friendly and personal. King and Tuckfield are also local with the founder's East London heritage influencing the overall brand identity.

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    The Wally top in navy by LF Markey

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    The Tab bag in Forest by Kate Sheridan 

    KINGTUCK

    Textured Knit in cream/navy by King and Tuckfield 

    FOLK

    The Rab Jacket by FOLK

    SIDELINEThe Asa Dress in indigo by Sideline

    LES BASICS

    The Le Sweatshirt in black by Les Basics

    Others are based further a field like Scottish menswear designer Kestin Hare (coming soon) who, each season, draws inspiration from his rugged surrounding landscape.

    This Spring Summer ’17 we have a diverse range of both men’s and women’s wear labels. Collections that all share core characteristics of quality, simplicity and wearability. Shop our British brand edit here.

     

  • WIN // £100 OF WOOD WOOD

    Win £100 worth of Wood Wood with HUB

  • WOOD WOOD SPRING / SUMMER 2017 ‘CONCRETE

    Celebrating their 15th anniversary, Wood Wood returns to its roots, putting streetwear into high-end with the Spring /Summer 2017 collection entitled Concrete inspired by street culture and urban architecture. We caught up with Karl, Wood Wood's creative director, to ask him a couple of questions.

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    Who are you and what do you do?

    My Name is Karl-Oskar, creative director, I founded Wood Wood 15 years ago and have slowly built the brand being involved in most things.

    If you weren’t a designer what would you be?

    Something less stressful.

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    When having a creative block what do you do to overcome it?

    Listen to the Forges Prescriptions album by Spacemen3, or just anything with Spacemen3 actually.

    What was the first item of clothing you bought with your own money?

    Jordan 5.

    What inspires you currently?

    I'm into classic art like Rothko, Matisse, handcrafted ceramic vases , psyche rock and functional outerwear.

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    Shop Wood Wood here.

  • MIDCENTURY MODERN X HUB

    We caught up with Lucy and Petra, founders of Modern Shows, to talk inspiration and aesthetics  in light of their up-coming Midcentury Show Sunday the 19th of March.

    Who are you and what do you do?

    We are Petra Curtis and Lucy Ryder Richardson of Modern Shows®, Midcentury Modern, Midcentury East and the Midcentury Pop Up.

    What is your favourite piece of furniture you own?

    I love my Rastad and Relling Bambi Chair and covet Petra’s Poul Kjaerholm PK22. A chair I would love to own is a GJ Greta Jalk chair and the Hanging Egg by Nanna Ditzel.

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    Picture above:  Nanna Ditzel's Hanging Egg Chair produced by Sika-Design, Denmark.

    Is there an item of clothing you couldn’t live without?

    I couldn’t live without my Stutterheim fisherman’s knit and matching hat which are so thick I don’t have to wear a coat. The textured pattern around the chest just oozes traditional craftsmanship. I feel like I’m in a Scandinavian film ready to board a fishing rig when I wear it. I’ve got one of the Stutterheim macs on order too.

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     If you weren’t in this line of work, is there something else you can see yourself as?

    If I wasn’t doing this I’d love to be a writer. I just published my first book 100 Midcentury Chairs: And Their Stories with Pavilion and have a novel on the way. Failing that I would have gone into shamanism as I’m a total nut about all shamans from the ones in Native American culture to the Sami Eskimo Noiadi. Petra would have been an artist, potter or photographer. Like the Scandi’s she is very creative with her spare time.

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     What/who inspires you currently?

    We are loving the Danish illustrator SIVELLINK. Find her on our Market place.
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    Buy tickets to the Midcentury Modern Show here.

  • INTRODUCING // LAND CHOCOLATE

    HUB is now proudly stocking handcrafted bean to bar Land Chocolate. We caught up with founder Phil Landers in his East London HQ to ask him a few questions.

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    Who are you and what do you do?

    My name is Phil Landers and I'm a small batch chocolate maker. I spend most of my time turning some of the rarest and finest cocoa beans into single Original chocolate in a stupidly small workshop in Bethnal Green.

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    If you weren’t a chocolatier what would you be?

    If you had asked me when I was 8 years old I would tell you I'd be a professional basketball player in the NBA. Realistically, I'd probably still be working at the BBC in radio. I also still have a weird urge to be a hairdresser so maybe I would have followed that path.

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    Who would you most like to share a chocolate bar with?

    My Grandpa. He ate more sweet stuff than I did and was probably the main reason I developed a sweet tooth in the first place. We'd have to have wine gums as well though; he had wine gums on hand all the time.

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    Who would play the soundtrack to your life? 

    Prince

    What part of your work process do you most enjoy?    

    Sourcing the cocoa beans, mainly because it means going to interesting countries mainly in Central and South America. My least favourite part is wrapping bars, if anyone ever wants to help me wrap bars of chocolate I'm up for it...I can only pay you in chocolate though.

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    How do you spend your downtime? 

    I like to attempt to play basketball on a very basic level every so often. Going out and finding good food and drink generally seem to be a common theme in my life when I get chance/can afford it. I also have a good group of creative friends who I like to follow and support whether they're making films/music or again good food.

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    Want to get your hands on some Land? Shop the range here or enter our competition to win their full range, and a brilliant backpack from Sandqvist at the same time.

  • Win with HUB: Sandqvist and Land Chocolate

    Win with HUB: Sandqvist Kim backpack and Land Chocolate

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