Merci, the Parisian concept store with a big heart

Merci was the talk of the town when it opened its doors in Paris’s fashionable Marais district in March 2009. There was something unusual about this concept store with an eclectic selection of vintage Chanel bags, kitchen utensils and used books: Merci donates 100% of its profits to a charitable cause. While charity shops are…

Yves Saint Laurent retrospective in Paris

An extraordinary retrospective of Yves Saint Laurent’s work is taking place at the Petit Palais in Paris until the end of the month with more than 300 couture pieces on display. For those who can’t make it or who would like to take a peek, here are a few pictures I took on the sly…

My own little orange Hermès box

  After showering my Mum & Dad with Hermès carrés and silk ties, my dear parents finally treated me to a little orange box of my own. On a recent trip to Paris with my mother, I pushed the doors of the grand Hermès boutique on 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, officially “just to have…