Merci is one of the most famous interior shops in Paris sourcing items from new designers artists and vintage finds and displaying them in a 3 floor lifestyle showroom. It opened it’s doors in 2009 and I have regularly been visiting.
Merci has a lot to celebrate. Created by three friends Bernard and Marie-France Cohen (founders of Bonpoint- a chic children’s clothing company) and Daniel Rozensztroch (who worked for Marie-Claire Maison for 25 years), it is a social enterprise supporting women and children in Madagascar.
You enter the store from the Boulevard Beaumarchais (Paris -3rd) by passing a little courtyard and will be welcomed by the Merci Fiat 500 customised according to the seasons.
You will find a used books cafe on the ground floor and a lovely little cantine where you can have beautiful salads amongst it’s little bazar on the lower ground floor.
Their interiors section is always light and airy with a natural decor feel with dried flowers, rattan pieces, lighting, furniture, beautiful linen and tableware set up in little scenes.
They also have a clothing, jewellery, and a lightbulb and kitchen section. I love finding little items to add to my kitchen there!
Merci used to be a wallpaper factory so you can shop in a loft style space where the displays are so inviting and support small designers at the same time.
So thank you Merci for being an inspiration to us all.