December 29, 2009

Merci, Paris 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais




We found this store 10 minutes before closing and had to really do a "rushed" tour of the place. But, just to find it and enter was just great, too!! I'll defin. go back again and check it out when it's open!


Letters are EVERYWHERE!!




Things to buy:




Christmas bright lights... All lit up for the holidays.



Merci also has a coffeeshop and restaurant.



6 comments:

David said...

I don't know what to think about this store.
Apparently, all the benefits go to some humanitarian NGOs, but near 100% of the patrons are the worst Bobos you can encounter, and being surrounded by so many of them, will give me a panic attack or worse.
As if the neighborhood needed even more Bobos...
(yes, that store is in my neighborhood, I live on the same block basically)

Leesa said...

Bobos to the left of me, Bobos to the right of me!
ARGGGHHHH!!! Oh well, I probably couldn't spot one if I tried... I gave up on all that labeling stuff in high school so I really don't care "what" anyone is or what they aspire to be... Frankly my dear.....
But, we will always have the Marais, so... no worries, ay?

le banc moussu said...

I do like that shop for the space it has but you're right it's a new boboland in Paris.

David said...

Leesa, spotting bobos is easy in that store, it's 99% of the customers.

"But, we will always have the Marais, so... no worries, ay?"

Are you being ironic, or heavily mistaken here ??? ;-)

The Marais (ie. 4th and most of 3rd arrondissements) is comprised of three main populations: the Gays (mostly 4th, mostly near Beaubourg), the Jews (mostly around rue des Rosiers and rue de Turenne), and the Bobos (the rest) ;-)

Leesa said...

Oki you Parisians....

If you two could please explain to me how "Bobos" effect you in a negative way, in terms of distinguishing this as "Boboland." If you could clarify to me why you care, or how it affects you... that would be great... : )

David said...

I care because they're my generation and they're lame, phoney, full of shit, have raised mediocrity to an art and they have taken over Paris (and trying to take over France)...

(that's the short version)