Out And About: Merci

July 28, 2011


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.

merci cafe

view from the store into the cafe

third floor looking down

merci's mascot, a fiat 500 seasonally accessorized

curved sofa

fabric detail

dressing room

wood and leather chair

wood bead chandelier

wood beaded chandelier

white washed wooden chairs

porcelain light

wall of chairs

Parisian version of Zoe's woodland table set

stay tuned for more out-and-about's


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Alex July 28, 2011 at 5:00 am

That shot of you at Merci — like a kid in a candy store!

Jennifer August 22, 2011 at 10:27 am

Love that photo of the fiat! You have such a great eye, Debra!

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