Although they still house new "manufactured" items or house brands as we call it. They now include a variety of unique and mostly handcrafted items. The artisans are local to Southern Illinois and quite frankly most of whom you've have never heard of. They are as unique as their products. With over 50 vendors sharing their craft, the Mercantile is full of gifts for everyone. The Mercantile is also an outlet for Bliss artisan ice cream which they carry in at least 12 different flavors that change each week.