vintage finds for a modern world: merci, merci!
there’s an amazing shop that one simply must visit when in paris. jordan of oh happy day! took me by here on our way to the paris flea, and alas it was closed (on sundays) but i just had to go back. merci is beautiful, and really, really big — like two huge floors of a sunlit loft big, plus a cafe, and a reading room-slash-coffee house. think abc carpet meets anthropologie with french flair, and that’s merci.
i discovered a lot of these ‘concept’ stores while in europe. not settling to fall into one category, merci is many things to many people – selling vintage and new homewares, jewelry, lighting, cookware, clothing, and as i said a few cafes thrown in for good measure. it’s fun! and lest i sound too american — it’s one-stop shopping! i could have brought home half the store had it fit in my suitcase. merci, merci!
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