August 6, 2011

MERCI << J'ai ce que j'ai donne >>


Paris!...I can live without Montmartre.. Place du Tetre and the Tour Eiffel. I did not see any of them during my last two visits. But the one thing I have to do,maybe even twice, while being in Paris is visiting my favorite store MERCI

And every time I do, I am surprised by the different atmosphere in this former factory, that feels like a big loft full of gorgeousness. Marie-France Cohen, founder of children's clothing line Bonpoint, who created the first Parisian children clothing house in 1975. Launched the charitable retail concept MERCI is. Fashion items, furniture and other home accessories are donated by designers. And all profits go to a children's charity in Madagascar.








Last year I bought the big white storage bags ... this time a set of cards and a small black travel journal, with pages to write on and thin envelopes to save your memories in... and as many things from MERCI wonderful words written on the cover ...



Want to see more... read my previous post about MERCI here 
All pictures by me 



 'J'ai ce que j'ai donne' (Jean Giono) is written on the back of MERCI's business card.. it means
'I have what I have given' if my French is correct




I am currently labeling my older posts.. you can find the list of labels in the sidebar.