Walking on Blvd Beaumarchais, you can find some real Parisian gems. One of them is Merci, a well known chic, ethnic concept store, hidden at the back of a courtyard in number 111 of the Boulevard.
At the entrance to the store, there is an old red mini car, which now serves as the trade mark of the store. It is a three level store, divided into sections. At the entrance level there is a small cafe with a book store, men's clothing collection, perfumes and some little items of decorations, based on the concept the store has in mind.
In my latest visit to Merci, the concept was clothes hangers, and the entrance level was filled with all different kinds. On the lower level, there is a restaurant with sittings over looking a small flowery patio, selling kitchenware and greenhouse items, and on the second floor you can find women's clothing, accessories, vintage and designed furniture, and home accessories.
Occasionally, you can find YSL and Stella McCartney’s items as well as local designers. All the profits from the store go to charity. I highly recommend dedicating some time and exploring every corner of this well designed loft; and have a bite of their delicious tart of the day while looking at the greenery outdoors.
Merci, 111 Blvd Beaumarchais. Directions: Get off Saint Sebastien Froissart station (line 8) and walk on the Blvd.