It is hard to believe but Merci, one of Paris’ most fashionable concept stores has been out-trumped by a kid’s store. Just a stone’s throw away from Merci on the corner where the boulevard Beaumarchais turns into the boulevard Filles du Calvaire, Bonton has opened up a 800 M² new flagship shop. It is absolutely fabulous! On over 3 floors you can find clothes, clothes and even more clothes, a book shop (with a GREAT selection of books), a bakery, a sweets bar, a hair dresser, a deco area and I don’t even remember what else.
Rebecca (who used to write for us from Washington and who has, luckily for me, moved back to Paris) and I went to the opening and had a blast. The Prosecco was flowing, there was a huge counter full of hams and cheeses and little sandwiches. It was a great way of discovering the shop and the new Bonton summer collection.
Oh, did I mention that they also have one of those old-fashioned photo booths with a bucket full of dressing up hats in front of it? We also took advantage of that, though we were the only grown-ups queueing up for it in a huge line of kids…
5 boulevard Filles Du Calvaire
Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 19:00
Hmm…I think I need to visit Paris!!! (:
Put it already on my list ‘to do’ for my next trip to Paris!
Perfect timing…I’m in Paris visiting now. Will have to put this cute little store on our list of must sees!
How exciting! I just love Bonton, and their stores are always so, so inspirational. Can’t wait for my next trip to Paris.
I can’t believe they oudid Merci! I will definitely check it out on my next trip. LOVE that street.
yay! added it to the list of must sees – book shop? woohoo!
Thank you for directing me to Bonton. What beuatiful things. I love the change tables they feature in the furniture section on their website. Does anyone know where you can find/order for delivery something this simple and elegant in Sydney, Australia. Jane
just went a month ago, amazing place! I felt like buying everything there, the baby shoes, little dresses, but I had done so much damage before (and not at Merci!) that I got a scarf for my boy (white, blue and red gingham style) that I also put on my daughter too! so cool! That area is great, there’s also balouga, a fun place for kid furniture/design…and a lovely little bookstore where i found great books for my 5 year old son…
I love that little book store (is it the one on rue St Sebastian)? I took Courtney there and she is always reminding me to write a post about it.. I really need to do that!