I like shopping at museum stores but it’s a bit of a hit or miss affair — some have quality, interesting quirky items and others are full of over-priced and run-of-the-mill boring stuff. The MoMa (Museum of Modern Art) store is one of the best. The quality appears to be high and the products seem more design-led and less aimed at the tourist market. The museum is in New York but the store ships internationally. Here’s some jewellery from the store that caught my eye:
The Floating Pearl Ring. This looks intriguing — I like the idea of the pearl being trapped under the wire/mesh. And the ringed tubed element at the bottom adds further interest. ($85).
Duel Bubble Earrings These are best sellers and I can see why — they are versatile enough to go with a number of ‘looks’ but are not in any way too conservative or ultra- safe. $55
Felt Kitten Brooch I probably wouldn’t wear this but can see it would be cute and fun on some people. $10
The cost of international shipping from the MoMA store goes by weight — so these lightweight items probably wouldn’t cost too much.