Paris Store 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris 75003, USA
- Fabulous rotating installations and events.
- Inspiring multi-product edit.
- Used bookstore café.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
WHAT WE LOVE
An influential concept store from the iconic red Fiat 500 parked in the courtyard to the beautifully curated and inspiring installations. Merci, located in the beautiful Haut-Marais district in Paris' 3rd Arrondissement, was launched by Marie-France Cohen in 2009. The shop occupies a beautiful nineteenth-century building positioned between a cobbled courtyard and a garden. The building has 1,500 square meters over three levels with ten-meter-high ceilings that flood the space with light via a magnificent glass roof.
Merci's approach to merchandizing is akin to a magazine editorial, presenting spectacular themed installations about ten times a year. The ground floor houses a space dedicated to the staging of installations as well as the used-book café, and a cinema café. The first level is dedicated to women’s fashion and menswear; a selection of vintage and exclusively designed furniture, homeware, and stationery.
One of the most notable aspect of this store, alongside its merchandizing, is that it was established to fund a charitable endowment fund. A tradition that continues today even after Marie-France Cohen sold Merci in 2013. The Thank You fund.