Much as you’d expect, this museum gift shop, housed in a former mansion, offers a large selection of Judaica, including kiddush cups ($30–$1,750) and challah plates ($40–$1,200). But we were pleasantly surprised to discover fun housewares, like Ototo Design Studio colorful silicone bottle stoppers shaped like oversize screws (two for $14) and ceramic change trays adorned with images of shekels and keys ($30). Tel Aviv label Tifa Arts’ retro-print leather credit-card wallets ($65) will help you downsize what you carry to fit into a clutch, but if you insist on stuffing everything but the kitchen sink into your bag, do so with Israeli artist Barbara Shaw’s best-selling tote bags ($20), emblazoned with the dictionary definition of the Yiddish word schlep. There’s also a stellar selection of men’s and women’s jewelry bearing traditional Jewish symbols, including small silver Star of David necklaces ($36), 14-karat gold and diamond studded hamsa pendants ($500) and sterling silver chai cuff links with gold vermeil accents ($110).
The Cooper Shop at the Jewish Museum
|Venue name:||The Cooper Shop at the Jewish Museum||Contact:|
1109 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at 92nd St|
|Opening hours:||Sun-Tue, Fri 11am-5:45pm; Wed 11am-3pm; Thu 11am-3pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 96th St|