I visited Merci when I was in Paris at New Year, and it really is something... a huge store full of quirky and stylish items, from clothes, to furniture to stationery. My budget was really only capable of dealing with a few small pieces of stationery, but it is the whole experience of shopping there which is enjoyable.... its spacious, well designed and full of desirable items - what more could you want!?!
But if you can't make it to Paris, you can get a little taste of Merci in London this March, as there will be a 'swap shop' opening at Liberty! The fantastic brains behind Merci - Marie France Cohen is designing a limited edition range of products using the famous Liberty print. This is to include clothes, accessories, homewares, stationery, soft furnishings, fabric & gifts. One item I am particularly excited to get my hands on is a Liberty version of MT tape - the Japanese decorative tape made from rice paper. Sounds amazing....and how cute is this little suitcase?!