The newest hype in retail-land: shopping with a clean conscience. Whenever you buy something part of it goes to the happiness of deprived children in Madagascar.
This store is a big success because of the new concept but also because of the no-nonsense brands. A former wallpaper factory became a all-in-one shop: flowers - boutique - parfum ( Annick Goutal) - café - restaurant - artshop - second hand bookstore - design. Big brands of fashion make special pieces for Merci ( American Vintage, Acne, Isabel Marant, Paul&Joe, Mc Cartney, Van Noten, Kris Van Assche ) at smaller prices.
When you buy in this store it gives you a feel good vibe and everybody comes out with a smile on his face and a paperbag from Merci. Maybe the only disadvantage is the location in the thirth arr. at a noisy street.
Merci, 111, Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, M° Saint-Sebastien-Froissart