Merci: Parisian Concept Store

Opened in Paris last March, the 16,000 Sq foot concept store, is the new mecca for design and fashion lovers alike. Now in her sixties, Marie France Cohen and her husband, (who also created the chic children brand Bonpoint, 30 years ago), have founded yet another brilliant endeavor. Merci is the first “Charity Store” ( or Magasin Solidaire ) in France, it means that 100% of their profit will go to a charity association helping women and kids in Madagascar ( one of the poorest countries in the world ).

In an 18th century building in the heart of Paris the Merci store is lavish in its presentation. From vintage (and new) clothing to design furniture to flower shop to coffee shop, where you can peacefully sip your espresso, while browsing the library of magazine and art books, Merci covers all aesthetic grounds.  Isabel Marant, Azzaro, Stella McCartney, Kris Van Assche and Paul Smith helped to create Merci, by offering a full look or a unique piece, 30 to 40% below the selling point of their own store!

The Fiat 500 is Merci’s Mascot (and logo), dressed with tons of stuff on top. The Mascot’s attire usually changes depending on the season, theme, and trend.

Merci :
111, boulevard Beaumarchais
75011 Paris
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Photo Credit : Flickr / UnJeuNeSaisQuoi