Merci is a Paris institution in its own right. Walk through the entryway, and you’ll be greeted by Merci’s very own tiny red car in the courtyard that changes its appearance depending on the seasons. Stepping inside, you might spot an art installation – Merci is much more than a shop, after all.

This high-end concept store sells furniture and homeware, lifestyle products, accessories and luxurious skincare. But it’s the concept behind it that makes this shop truly unique. Merci was founded by Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, the people behind a luxury children’s clothing brand. After selling off their company at the height of its success, they decided to give back and founded Merci (‘Thank you’). All profits the store makes go directly to a charity that gives back to underprivileged women and children.

Merci is the perfect place to find unique souvenirs from Paris: They sell bracelets with their logo – or embossed with letters, if you’re not the logo type – for just a few Euros. There are beautiful matchbooks with the Eiffel tower on them. French kitchen towels and all the cooking supplies you’ll ever need. Affordable jewelry and all sorts of beautiful knick-knacks that will remind you of Paris once you’re long home.

Merci // 111 Boulevard Beaumarché //Mon-Sat 10am-7.30pm // website // Instagram