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One of our all time favourite shops is Merci, it is one of the most fabulous stores in Paris, not only is it full to the brim with beautiful and useful items, it is a store with a heart, all profits from their 16,000 square feet goes to charity.

The home of the co-founder, Marie-France Cohen, is just as beautiful, if not more.  It is a perfect combination of simplicity, proportions, colours, textures and comfort.


You can view a full interview and tour here,









As you know we are of course massive fans of indigo at Read+Bell, even as I type and eat my belated lunch I have a very lovely Anokhi indigo napkin on my lap. What’s not to love about that amazing deep blue. Whether its from India, Japan or Bali, real indigo has a depth which can’t really be replicated, it’s a bit like 35mm film vs digital, nothing beats the real thing! Inspired by a very cute J Crew padded bolero, we have had made gorgeous jackets in some very funky indigo fabrics we picked up on our last trip. The one I have been loving is the the zig zag indigo, fantastic layered over a grey marle long sleeved tshirt, jeans and boots. We also have it in a dot and fan pattern.

All images via The Society Inc and French by Design.

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