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MoMA Design Store

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Address: 44 W. 53rd St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: (212) 767-1050
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Don't miss if you go to MoMA

We always stop by the design store either before or after we visit MoMA. Well worth the time... they stock unusual, fun, inventive, creative things here - household objects... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We always stop by the design store either before or after we visit MoMA. Well worth the time... they stock unusual, fun, inventive, creative things here - household objects, jewelry, toys, accessories, etc.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a wonderful shop where one can find interesting gifts and unique household gadgets. There is a wonderful selection of poster art that keeps your memory of the museum alive. If you have spent the time and effort to see the MoMA, do not forget the design store. BTW, there is a second location in SoHo but I still... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stopped by on the way to the MoMA and enjoyed looking at all of the museum-inspired gadgets and housewares. The store even includes a mini MUJI section in the back. Great source for interesting and unique gifts.

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New Jersey
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

you can find weird and innovative versions of everything from mundane items to WOW pieces of furniture. we came for Christmas cards and scored a bunch of Sabuda pop up cards...our favorites. Happy New Year everyone :^)

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The gift shop has some fun stuff, inspired by Modern Art, Some items are very useful modern design that can be used in the kitchen or the office. Come in after Christmas for a lot of wonderful Christmas cards and ornaments that are usually more expensive

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can find something for everybody and anybody here...including yourself. Lines were long and the store was crowded because of the holidays but they are organized and the lines go quickly.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Love, love, love the MoMA design store! Great place to Christmas shop and bring home something truly unique.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had fun walking around the store, looking at all the unique things there. The store managers are good at finding almost art pieces themselves to be in the store, but it was waaay too expensive. Although, going into a store like that, you kind of have to expect that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

for unique gifts, design oriented and wonderful books and cards this is a must. There is a kids section that offers books, toys and craft items you won't find at anywhere else. THere is also a store across the street that has more housewares, jewelry, wearables as well. Worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Great selection of interesting things. Prices didn't seem too crazy. Perfect for a souvenir or gift. The full store across the street has better selection than the gift shop inside MOMA.

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