Shopping near the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Find big deals and high fashion in this guide to the best shopping near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Price band: 1/4
Some of the most interesting treats and gifts come from museum shops and the Met is no slouch in its class. Get wall hangings, desk trinkets, home decor and arty jewlery at locations throughout the city. Seasonal and exhibit-related items are constantly rotating through the stock.
- 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St
- Price band: 3/4
- Critics choice
A life-sized zebra welcomes shoppers at Alexis Bittar’s boutique, a veritable safari of the designer’s most colorful accessories. Best known for his Lucite jewelry (small square bangles, drop pendants, block rings), Bittar has also expanded his collection to include precious metals. Choose from
- 1100 Madison Ave, between 82nd and 83rd Sts
- Critics choice
Having charmed Soho, chocolatier Katrina Markoff is expanding her avant-cocoa venture to the Upper East Side. Uptown-only features like an ice-cream station and cheese-and-chocolate pairings join her lineup of inspired truffles.
- 1100 Madison Ave, at 83rd St
- Price band: 4/4
Unless you have an enormous trust fund, you might want to leave your credit card at home when visiting this offshoot of vintage collector and jewelry designer Federico de Vera’s original Soho space—the quirky-cool jewelry and small, decorative antiques it stocks are breathtaking but oh-so-pricey.
- 26 E 81st St, at Madison Ave
- Price band: 2/4
This cozy boutique accepts only high-end designers, so dig out your Pucci, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, but leave anything with the letters H and M at home. Make sure your threads are in pristine condition (cleaned, sans stains and rips). Your duds have a 90-day shelf life, and you’ll get 50
- 1134 Madison Ave, at 84th St, 10028