Merci the store

On our recent trip to Paris we discovered a new favorite, a store called Merci– a seemingly casually and clearly perfectly curated and designed space that includes– dining, men and women’s clothing, a used book store, art, sculpture, a home section, art supplies, bedding and kitchen supplies.

Not only was it possibly my favorite store I have ever been to but all money made beyond operating costs is donated to charity– the following is from their website.



“I have what I gave ‘Jean Giono

Thank you …

IS AN IDEA in response to a question:
How TO How to be FIXED? How to generate funds in a sustainable manner
without calling for donations or charity?

IS THE IDEA that one can give his expertise, his time, talent, energy … by creating success.
This was done by the founders, Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, after selling Bonpoint
imagining AN EXCEPTIONAL run as a commercial classical
and effective and not as a charity store.

That’s what some DESIGNERS by producing a special model for Thank you and agreeing to give up their margins.
These products are identified by the small gold medal.

That’s what the founders being totally volunteer and donating the profits of that business to an endowment
they have created to HELP the poor children of the poorest, especially in Madagascar.

This is what the providers PARTICIPATING Thanks,
if they wish, to the endowment fund.

We look forward to you reporting the results of this first year.
You are SUCCESSFUL thank you! Without you nothing is possible.
Thank you.

This entry was published on April 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm and is filed under paris, travel, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Merci the store

  1. For the past year every magazine I pick up, every blogger who goes to Paris mentions Merci. I am so jealous you were there. It always sounds fabulous. Of course never having gone to Paris, period……the envy might run a little deeper.

  2. Pingback: A few of my favorite things…in Paris « Sidra's Food, Flowers and Garden

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