My Trip to Paris: Merci Store

Anyone care to escape with me to Paris
for a little window shopping???
Because while visiting a few weeks back,
I snapped a zillion pictures for us to enjoy
and would love some company…first stop:

Step through Merci’s charmingly
private courtyard entrance and prepare
for enchantment…and the sweet knowledge
that profits from Merci go to charities.

What can we buy here?

Like so many interesting Paris shops,
Merci offers quite the eclectic mix…things for
your home, your wardrobe, your mind, your soul.

The tiles surrounding the counter blew me away,
and my mind went straight to the thought that
I should immediately open a shop centered
on the vibe of this tin.

I’m a dreamer.
You know the type.

How charming is this cafe tucked away in
the shop?? So quiet and special and just
right for re-charging the batteries.

Audrey Hepburn corner.

This is not a thrift shop so I only left with a
super cute cookie stamp (leaves the impression
‘merci’ on the cookie) and a badge designed by
creative goddess Paola Navone…I’ll wear it on
a denim jacket or tack it on a tote.

two images above, via

Can you spot me paying for my treasures?

We have more shopping to do, k?

And I think I’ll give you some peeks
of our paris apartment next time, oui?

Peace to you right where you are.

111 boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris
Métro Saint Sébastien Froissart Line n°8
(between Bastille and République)




  1. November 19, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    I wish I had known about the store when I was in Paris a few years is MY kind of place! You are darling.. can't wait to see your apartment.
    xo Nancy

  2. November 19, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    merci for the introduction! Will have to visit the next time I'm in Paris! Hope you're having a lovely day!

  3. November 19, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    Looking gorgeous there! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I've never been to Merci….definitely on my list. What a cool shop! And the space looks incredible. Thanks for the intro.

  4. November 19, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    Thanks for taking me back to one of my favorite shops in Paris! Oh, how I would love to do my Christmas shopping there this year (when we went in November a few years back lots of my gifts came from Merci!) What I love the most about this store is that it's always different and you never know what you'll find. Looks like it was full of incredible gorgeousness for you! That Audrey corner is a dream. Think I need to paint that! Merci for the little dream shopping spree! XOXO

  5. November 19, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    Ooooh, I SO want to go there! How beautiful!!! That shop looks amazing

  6. November 19, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    Yes !! I want to go to Paria (again) !! I want to be there or even live there ๐Ÿ™‚


    I will put you on my bloglist. Ok ??

  7. November 19, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Iยดll be so happy when I get to Paris for the first time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. November 19, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    Looks great! Love the ceiling tiles too.
    Thanks for sharing! hx

  9. November 19, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    oh i love, love, LOVE it all! the mix of rustic and refined is right up my mix-y alley. and the audrey hepburn corner is brilliant with the back of the mannequins dress highlighted. and i, of course, love seeing your gorgeous mug!

  10. November 19, 2012 / 9:13 pm

    oui . wow, i love that shop. thanks for taking us with you!

  11. November 19, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Stop it! You are killing me…..makes me want to jump on a plane this very minute. How fun! I love the looks of this wonderful shop, no wonder you went to town with a photo sesh. Wanting to wish you now a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving my beautiful friend!

  12. November 19, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    Beautiful Michele!! I went shopping there too..and bought a little something ;). We walked for what seemed like days and then, not knowing about the narrow court yard entrance, thought we had the address wrong. The little red car was there:). Love all your photos! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. November 19, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    I wish I would have made it to Merci when I was in Paris. I'll be sure to put in on my list for next time! Looks amazing!

  14. November 20, 2012 / 12:20 am

    Oh Michele! What a fabulous store!! I fell head over heels for that sweet boho chandy hanging over the rustic wood table in pic #8! I want! lol! Thanks for sharing such a fun place to shop! Happy Thanksgiving to you, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

  15. November 20, 2012 / 1:54 am

    This is my kind of shop… lots of beauty and great food too! The Parisian really know how to live!

  16. November 20, 2012 / 2:03 am

    That was a fun little shopping trip! Thanks so much for sharing – now you need to show us what you bought !!

  17. November 20, 2012 / 3:32 am

    What a beautiful shop. Makes me want to hop on a plane and head to Paris right now.

  18. November 20, 2012 / 4:09 am

    Michele a wonderful shop! It would be so much fun! I can't wait to see more!

    Giveaway from Scalamandrรฉ!

  19. November 20, 2012 / 11:14 am

    Michele it all looks so wonderful! And your picture at the end is gorgeous and you look so happy! What's next where are we going to next?

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  20. November 20, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Oh to be in Paris during the holidays! I would love to plan a trip soon.
    Thank you for sharing this perfect store.
    Happy Tuesday, Michele.

  21. November 20, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    I was wondering if it was a high end kind of goodwill or thrift shop. I think i would have loved it there, especially the little cafe tucked in with all the books… too cool!


  22. November 20, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Great photos, dying to see this amazing shop in person!

  23. November 21, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    Awsome shopping trip girl!~I hope to go someday next year…I can't wait to see the apartment shots.

  24. November 21, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    I do. I do. I did.
    Stunning photographs and Mich you look so sexy in black. Sorry, had to blurt it out.

    Love ya

  25. November 21, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    i didn't spot any bargains here. the apparel was pricey–merci sells designer duds at 30% off department store prices, with all the proceeds going to charities. so it's not a thrifty shop.

    there is a mix of price points, and the kitchenware section had some cool stuff at reasonable prices.

    ha! black's my favorite!


  26. November 22, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    i cannot believe i just saw this shop in paris and walked past!!!!!
    thanks for the tour michele, next year i will definitely go in

  27. November 22, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    Paris and Stockholm. That will be our combo shopping package! Save up now…

    Thinking of you today and sending you and your family warm thoughs and good energy.

    Having a most wonderful time in Stockholm and not a pumpkin pie in sight…

    Love to you.


    P.S Madame has the most excuisite jewelry taste (:


  28. November 24, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    Fun to see the way they've tweaked the place in a matter of a few weeks
    – thought Merci had quite a Scandi feel somehow.
    I came out with a diary for next year & a ton of photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. December 1, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    The exchange rate in
    the UK is not favorable
    for US shoppers, either,
    and I came home with
    just a few things….but,
    I did enjoy feasting with
    my eyes and heart! This
    shop looks so charming
    and I love the cafe spot.

    Off to see the apartment!

    xo Suzanne

  30. December 4, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    If I ever get back to Paris……which is highly unlikely after watching the movie Flight the other day…..scared me for a while from flying…..

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