I am such a sucker for a paper bag! And Merci's paper carrier bags really sum up this fabulous stores' ethos.
Giving can be a very stylish thing to do. All the profits from Merci go to charity. But a charity shop it ain't!
I first visited Merci last year and had to be dragged away from the place. I seriously wanted to move in.
Housed in an old wallpaper factory in the Marais, it is grand, shabby, whimsical & serious all at the same time.
If you are planning to visit Paris anytime soon, I would suggest ditching the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower and heading straight to Merci for a true Parisian experience.
The countdown is on for my return to Merci - yes! 48 days and counting.....
Merci, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003, Paris.
Ron Mccormick’s Spitalfields
10 hours ago