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.

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The powerHouse Arena

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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PowerHouse publishes beautiful photo books, but the company's open oftlike space and gallery invites the sort of casual browsing a weekend in Dumbo requires. PowerHouse also hosts all kinds of events, including some of the hottest authors, photographers and illustrators in kid lit.

  1. 37 Main St, at Water St
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New York Vintage

  • Price band: 4/4
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Vogue photographs featuring the store’s antique garb line the walls at this living-history reservoir, where everything from 19th-century walking suits to neon Vivienne Westwood platforms is neatly arranged by era. Here you can rent a Chanel quilted suit ($1,025) or a Missoni knit dress ($895) for

  1. 117 W 25th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 10001
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Lord & Taylor

  • Price band: 2/4

Oft-overlooked for its more glamorous department store counterparts, Lord & Taylor offers an ever reliable selection of classic brands like Ralph Lauren—minus surging crowds. The men's department is particularly strong, and they offer loads of basics, like lingerie.

  1. 424 Fifth Ave, between 38th and 39th Sts
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Eve's Garden

Billed as the first sex shop for women, by women, Eve's Garden strives to steer female sexuality away from penis-shaped straws and subpar vibrators. The store's founder, women's-rights activist Dell Williams, designed it to be high-class, welcoming and anything but scary. The shop holds workshops

  1. 119 W 57th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 12th floor, suite 1201
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HomeGoods

  • Price band: 2/4
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Taking over a massive 20,000-square-foot bi-level space on the Upper West Side, this affordable home-furnishings chain's first Manhattan location offers weekly changing eclectic designer furniture and decor up to 60 percent off department-store prices. Make over your pad with modern pillar

  1. 795 Columbus Ave, at 99th St , 10025
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Teddy

  • Price band: 1/4
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Bright dresses and bold accessories pop against Teddy’s pale wallpaper and checkered floors—a lovely setting for the store’s selection of boho-chic women’s apparel. BB Dakota miniskirts in micro-pleated chiffon ($65) hang next to the shop’s eponymous-label scoop-neck paisley dresses

  1. 226 Columbus Ave , between 70th and 71st Sts, 10023
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B.O.R.N

  • Price band: 2/4

At nine-years-old, Jonathan Bodrick recalls sifting through Brooklyn thrift shops and rummaging through his mom’s walk-in closet, and since then, he’s been dreaming about opening his own shop. An acronym for “borrowed, old, refurbished and new,” this high-end eclectic vintage shop, nestled

  1. 52 W 125th St, between Fifth Ave and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave)
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Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

  • Price band: 2/4
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Tucked between the Lincoln Tunnel and Port Authority bus ramps, this unlikely slice of city street is closed to traffic every weekend when dozens of vendors unfold their tables full of goods. Vendors tend to compensate for the out-of-the-way location by offering lower prices than found in the

  1. W 39th St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
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The Antiques Garage

  • Price band: 2/4
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It's aways a scene: Lower East Side bargain hunters compete with city antiques dealers for the best prices on all things antique and vintage. Hosting more than 100 vendors spread across two floors of an old parking garage, this market is perhaps the best-known in the city, and for good

  1. 112 W 25th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
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Big Bag

  • Price band: 2/4
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If the thought of packing your belongings in a mundane suitcase gives you the shudders, then this cheery boutique is for you. Big Bag was once a West Village staple before it moved to its current location in 2009, and it’s since gained a following for its colorful, fashion-forward selection.

  1. 175 W 72nd St, between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves, 10023
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