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“Commercial enterprise like any other company, founded by shareholders unlike any other shareholders.”


Company Description

Founded by the creators of children’s label BONPOINT, Merci is an eclectic Parisian shop selling clothing, accessories and home goods from up-and-coming talent alongside renowned designers.

Merci contributes a portion of its sales in support of educational projects and development in southwestern Madagascar. As of 2017, Merci has generated more than €300,000 in donations from a combination of its own sales and outside contributions.

In addition to helping African communities, the company has acted as a launch pad for young designers, and provides permanent employment to more than 70 local residents. The enterprise transcends a typical shopping experience, with restaurants (including a used book café) interspersed among the linens, apparel and watches for sale.

Price Range

Very wide range

Founded By

Bernard Cohen and Marie-France Cohen

Year Founded



Paris, France