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Exit Through The Gift Shop: 20+ Cool Museum Buys

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Even the best museums can have semi-disappointing gift shops. Think magnets of Monet's "Water Lilies," snoozy tote bags, and loads of jewelry featuring clay beads and hammered-wire spirals. But hiding behind the racks of postcards and embroidered eyeglass cases are some true gems, like Nektar de Stagni's emoji pearl necklace (at The Whitney) and concrete planters shaped like avocados (from the MoMA).

So, if the weekend dilemma of, "Should I check out the Italian Futurism exhibit at the Guggenheim, or…should I go shopping?" is a familiar one, here are some of our favorite ways to do both.

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