Bernard and Marie-FranceCohen, founders of BONPOINT the children's fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.
Merci is a commercial enterprise "like the others" founded by shareholders "not like the others", in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment to pay for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit merci.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen therefore want to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.