Thank you, Merci!
What do you get when you mix a bookshop, a garden centre, chickens and rabbits, a collection of funky furniture, delicious coffee and great food? The answer is Merci!
Merci is the uber cool, creatively inspired concept store in Paris. It is one of those places where you find yourself gasping “Ooooh” and “Ahhhhhh” and trying to suppress the occasional “wow” as you explore. It is simply fabulous and thankfully it is huge, so the indulgent experience of shopping there can go on and on and on.
We went one morning in the week with some friends for a quick coffee but ended up staying in the store for hours! If it wasn’t for personal commitments we could have easily spent the day.
The combination of style, product, decor, original thinking and a strong design aesthetic keeps you totally engaged. Add to this the cool and friendly staff, the library style coffee shop the unexpected menagerie of birds and suddenly your shopping trip becomes a ‘shopping experience’.
Merci has a range of modern household stuff sourced from all over the world. Japan, Denmark, Holland and the US all play a role in what’s globally sold here. The collection is extraordinarily good and surprising. Think modern forward thinking homewares blended with urban hand picked directional clothing and accessories from a collection of hot new designers.
If you want trendy cutlery, you’ll find it. Fancy some hip chairs or state of art lightbulbs? You got it! Want a chic T-Shirt and some funky earrings? Merci has it all. Plus when you’ve shopped til you have literally dropped there’s an exclusive looking restaurant upstairs too.
If you are coming to Paris or you live in Paris but have never been, this place is a must. We took so many pictures to try and convey the spirit of Merci but you have to go there to really grasp the beauty of the place.
Enjoy all our pics and Happy Shopping!
Remember, you can really make a day of it. Start early with a lovely breakfast in the coffee shop, relax read a book for a while, then shop til you drop! There is a metro station – line 8 – right outside the store.
Love MLP x
Merci, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris, France