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Concept Stores in Europe: Merci (Paris) February 28, 2012

Filed under: design,Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 8:14 am
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Yo Deb readers and SCOUT brand fans… Today marks our 500th blog post! Thanks to all of our frequent readers, our blog subscribers, and all the shoppers ‘just passing through’ the Bungalow site. We couldn’t have reached this milestone without you!

“The concept store is dominating trendsetting…

pushing the boundaries and raising the bar across categories of fashion, home, cosmetics, gifts, and dining. The most dynamic and concentrated version of a ‘department store’, the concept store takes point of view to new heights, blending established brands with rising stars. The best feature – high and low market finds side by side that offer the customer a refreshing retail experience. Fashion rises up around concept stores!”

SPOTLIGHT ON

Merci, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 01 42 77 00 33

“From the iconic French style family who brought us Bonpoint, Bon Ton and the Swildens, this is a slightly ‘rustic’ take on the concept store. It currently features a cycling theme as well as pared down home, RTW and gift offerings. Featured labels include Isabel Marant, Edun, Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Wantanabe and a wide range of denim designers – the overall look is retro but so ‘now’.”

NEIGHBORHOOD MUST-SEES

“While in the neighborhood be sure to visit the Marais*, right around the corner from Merci – stops we suggest include Autour de Monde, COS, Swildens, Izrael Epicerie, Maje, The Collection, and Antoine & Lili. Great eateries include two cafes located within Merci, a number of brasseries on Place des Vosges, and also traditional falafel stands in this neighborhood that is steeped in Jewish culture…”

*Any day but Saturday – the Marais is closed Saturdays!

 

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