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MoMA Design Store

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Address: 44 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-6106
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Imaginative products

There were some very interesting products here. A little bit of touristy stuff but some things you would genuinely want as well. This shop is located directly across the street... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brooke R
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There were some very interesting products here. A little bit of touristy stuff but some things you would genuinely want as well. This shop is located directly across the street from MOMA (there's also a store in MOMA with a slightly different range)

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Thank Brooke R
UK
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88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this shop, plenty of room to look at and examine all the quirky, imaginative and useful items on sale. I bought two open book shaped lamps, a grater with a bottom to it to catch the threads which normally end up all over the counter, a string of light and elastic beads and other items I had never seen... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The newly renovated MOMA Design Store, across from the Museum, is a treat. The jewelry section, featuring Alex Bittar pieces, is worth a visit by itself. Lots of enticing items in fashion and electronics, also.

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Thank jrjojo
Phoenix, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great gift shop in the MOMA. Spent too much money, but got a lot of great gifts and gift ideas. Very unique items, some priced fairly, some very expensive

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Thank Gilbert R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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498 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great designs and products in all areas of decor, housewares, fashion, electronics and general whimsy. The shop has an open and clean feeling and I've found the staff there to be quite helpful. As others have mentioned, the price tags on things can be shocking but they are selling original designs not knockoff look alikes. I'm particularly enamored with their... More 

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Thank pookala
Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I'd never expect to see cameras and expresso makers in a museum gift shop, but MoMA certainly pulls all stops! From the inexpensive to the hip to the kitschy to the pricey and sophisticated for the art connoisseur, they have it. Spend at least 30 minutes here and I pretty much guarantee you'll find something you'll love! Definitely would go... More 

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Thank Aloi S
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in the design store rather on a recommendation and it was pretty cool. There are amazing and unusual things on sale that you just don't get anywhere else. That said, it's all at a premium. If you planning on shopping, ensure your budget is robust!

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Thank Ben W
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had changed a bit since my last trip in April - store had been revamped and perhaps less items than previously But still best store for buying gifts that you an't find anywhere - always something different in watches, jewellry, anything to do with design that would enhance your home.

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Thank RonWamberal
Tel Aviv, Israel
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432 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I love this store! Many items are unique and artistically designed. Some are very expensive - but some are affordable. I especially like their jewelry and watches. Also, you can enjoy just looking at their cool merchandize and get ideas for yourself.

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Thank Neta_Avivi
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect Like a little museum . There are two stores The one across the street is nicer You can find some very expensive stuff among normal. Enjoy!

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