The first shop I visited in Paris was Merci. This first ever charitable store is an artfully merchandised collection of clothing, housewares, furniture and accessories. Designers such as Stella McCarthy and Yves St. Laurent worked with the creators of Merci, Marie France Cohen and her husband (known for the children’s line Bonpoint), to transform shopping into an unique philanthropic experience. Portions of the profits benefit charitable causes. Two cafes offer charcuteries, amazing coffee, Parisian sweets in an relaxed atmosphere, although the patrons’ excitement is palpable as one walks through the store. I was jumping out of my skin, loving every bit of it! Take a tour of Merci through my lens.