PARIS POP: It appears last year’s Gap + Colette New York pop-up shop was more than a one-off for the American retail giant. WWD hears Gap will reprise its mass-meets-Parisian-concept shop again, this time with Merci, the French concept shop opened earlier this year by former Bonpoint owners Marie-France and Bernard Cohen. Merci, which sells a curated selection of home wares, fragrances and children’s and women’s wear, is known as much for its fashion as its charitable angle: All proceeds are donated — after taxes, rent and employees are paid, however. Gap is said to be importing Merci’s philanthropic style for a monthlong stint at the Fifth Avenue and 54th Street store beginning Sept. 10.
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