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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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The Museum of Modern Art Admission with Skip-the-Line Access

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My favourite store in New York

Great for gifts for your partner, wonderful modern jewellry, ideas for the home. So many ideas that I would never see at home. Always my first place to viit on a trip to Manhattan.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for gifts for your partner, wonderful modern jewellry, ideas for the home. So many ideas that I would never see at home. Always my first place to viit on a trip to Manhattan.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The MOMA store carries many creative crafty items. It is always fun to look at the new ideas and products. Some of the stuff is expensive but there are many cool smaller more affordable things. Many gifts opportunities. This is a fun colorful store -it is definitely worth while visiting.

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Thank Neta_Avivi
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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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Reviewed 9 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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Phoenix, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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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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Canada
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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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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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