If Colette is the definition of conceptual cool in Paris, then Merci could take the honours for that other elusive fashion term known as eclectic chic. The three-floor warehouse space, designed by architect Valérie Mazérat, merges designer fashion, accessories and homewares with the welcome addition of three cafes: the Used Book Café, Cinema Cafe and La Cantine – all of which are open until the store’s 6-ish closing time. The latter is also a clean-living respite, serving up fresh, seasonal dishes and fruit juices.
The former Jewish quarter of the Marais is a melting pot of cool corners. Whether you are seeking art galleries, organic supermarkets, casual bistros to watch the passing fashionparade, or specialty artisanal stores – also note that the Marais is the only designer shopping district open on a Sunday – this arrondissement’s cobblestone streets posses style in spades.
La Cantine de Merci
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 | + 33 1 42 77 00 33