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MoMA Design Store

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Address: 44 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-6106
Phone Number: (212) 767-1050
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Gifts for the family and friends!

It could be pricy but you'll find something for everybody. Pros: Lots of items Well designed stuff Cons: Pricy It's small for a store Nice stop after visiting MOMA.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It could be pricy but you'll find something for everybody. Pros: Lots of items Well designed stuff Cons: Pricy It's small for a store Nice stop after visiting MOMA.

Thank JuanRivas
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We always enjoying spending an hour or so here looking at -- and usually buying -- some cool products that you won't see anywhere else.

Thank Martha G
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The MOMA design store sits across from the entrance of the Museum, somewhat surrealistically surrounded by a hot dog stand, a Brazilian steakhouse and parked yellow cabs. If you like modern art, you'll find plenty of applications of said art –- from futuristic housewares to umbrellas to Andy Warhol posters to jewelry and even tacky cat-clocks -– all expensive, but... More 

Thank Oliver S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We have been acquiring original art from the various iterations of this store for many years. The unusual collection of products always provides surprises and unexpected ideas for presents or own use. I recommend a stop to see what they have.

Thank stewater
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Easy to get lost here for hours - always visit here first on my New York trips - great store for gifts to take home with new jewellry designs to interest your imagination. Variety of products from the practical, home-ware, jewellry, watches etc. etc.; so much to take home, I always buy an extra suitcase or backpack for these products.

Thank RonWamberal
Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Artistic and interesting objects including a wide range of household items and designer jewellery, lamps and furniture. My favourites were the small scale models of designer chairs from the 20th century. It's a great place to browse, but not a cheap place to buy.

Thank Margaret G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

You will find unique items ranging from jewelry, to trays, to objects of art. Prices are not inexpensive but you won't find these items elsewhere. All are top quality. As a side note, you do not need to pay admission to the museum to visit the store. If you're near Columbus Circle, stop in to see what they have.

Thank njtravelersus
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

If you love design stores as much as me, then you'll love this store. Lots of cool stuff from books to house utensils, shame i dont have enough luggage space to carry it all back to Sydney! Obviously it would be better if you visit MoMa first so you can relate to the products they sell, but not necessary.

Thank Farnaz A
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This store has such an amazing variety of items and gifts, it's wonderful! I only wish it stayed open a bit longer, as I would have liked to have spent more time shopping

Thank Laura E
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Everything my husband and I visit NYC our first stop is the MOMA design store. We are never disappointed with what we find. Despite a crowd, the service and checkout were excellent.

Thank Donnakz

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