Merci concept store, Paris, France.
One half of Dodo is currently in Berlin and London is calling for myself at weekend, however we are pulling at the leash and gay Paris is also beckoning. Topping the list of places to visit is the Merci concept store, set in the heart of Paris in Boulevard Beaumarchais. It is truly a delight to behold. The store is set out like a real house, a lifestyle experience where you can roam from room to room where the most exquisite items are for sale, ranging from Stella McCartney to YSL, with as much as 30% slashed off their prices it would be rude not to. The goods are sold in order to raise money for Merci’s chosen charity, by using all the break even profits to plough back into their foundation. Created by the former owners of French kids brand Bonpoint, Marie-France & Bernard Cohen charity helps to give children in Madagascar a better start in life and helps them to set up business initiates to sell their goods on a global stage.
The store, formerly a wallpaper factory, is a 1600 sq ft wunderkammer, dedicated to fashion, furnitures, books, interior design with unique collection from top global brands such as Isabel Marant, Jérôme Dreyfuss, Marni, Paul & Joe, Stella McCartney, Swildens, Christian Tortu, YSL. Set up over three storey’s Merci incorporates a haberdashers, a flower shop, a perfumer’s and a café whose walls are lined with second hand books, it screams quality and simplicity, and makes the store hard to resist.
The ever changing store recently opened its Stack It exhibition during the Maison de Object fair where designers from around the world showcased their everyday space saving explorations for todays hectic lifestyles. They did this by means of stacking creating an incredibly stunning and simplistic exhibition display.
Find Merci at:
MERCI, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais – 3rd
Tel : 00 33 1 42 77 00 33
Open daily Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm
Metro Saint Sébastien Froissard