Martha has been telling me about Merci, the new "in" shop on the Boulevard Beaumarchais since she returned from her trip to Paris last fall. And we had both read about it in Ines de la Fressange's PARISIAN CHIC.
So it was with great anticipation that we finally got to visit Merci together yesterday. Women's clothes and kitchen gadgets were what we saw mostly, though I'm sure there is lots more.
The visual displays were breathtaking as were the prices on the women's clothes. But looking was free and we got permission to take pictures as long as we didn't shoot too close (they don't want you copying their ideas).
In addition, they have recently added a small restaurant, totally vegetarian and totally organic. We both had the carrot and acorn squash soup with fresh whole grain bread, and I also had the risotto with basil and mushrooms.