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Where to Check Out Technically Fabulous Clothing and Accessories Outside of The Met

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The Costume Institute's latest exhibit, Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, celebrates the marriage between human handiwork (manus) and machine (machina) in fashion. And now that the Met Gala has come and gone, all eyes all on the dresses that were designed by hand, laser, or from the likes of Christian Dior, Lanvin, and Yves Saint Laurent that are on display in the exhibit.

Looking to capture that feeling outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Manus x Machina isn't the only place where fashion collides with technology in New York City. Below we've mapped out places where you can score fabulous tech-savvy apparel and accessories, from jeans that will charge your iPhone while you wear them to a South Soho storefront that will 3D print basically anything you want — yourself especially.

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John Brevard

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John Brevard's Thoscene is a customization platform that allows you to 3D-print a piece of jewelry that's based on both your astrological sign and personality traits.
Photo: John Brevard

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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After taking in Manus x Machina, head to the gift shop for limited-edition designer souvenirs like jewelry, handbags, scarves, stationery, and the cardboard cover-bound book that accompanies the exhibit.
Photo: Amelia Holowaty Krales
When we popped into the French brand's first New York store, CEO Guillaume Davin explained that the clutches in the Pharrell Williams collection feature decals that are laser-cut into multiple pieces and then applied by hand — so, Machinus and Manus.
Photo: Courtesy of Moynat

Bergdorf Goodman

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Emma Roberts walked the Met Gala red carpet carrying an Edie Parker clutch, created from custom acrylic that was then poured by hand. Get your own at Bergdorf Goodman, where prices for similar styles start at $895.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Niketown

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Nike continues to fuse technology into its activewear with techniques like waterless fabric dyeing and recycling plastic bottles for polyester. And you can't discount the wearables, including its collaboration with Fuelband.
Photo: Nielson Barnard/Getty Images

Lie Sang Bong

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Korean fashion designer Lie Sang Bong blends traditional influences with innovative techniques like laser cutting and digital printing for his collections. The Meatpacking District store's design is equally futuristic.
Photo: Lie Sang Bong

Tory Sport

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Tory Burch's activewear label Tory Sport uses high-performance fabrics and seamless consturction to create pieces that simultaneously prevent odor and provide ventilation.
Photo: Courtesy of Tory Sport

Balmain

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Oliver Rousteing and his army have transformed the house of Balmain into a household name with its sharply-tailored and heavily-embellished clothing that just look like works of art.
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Joe's Jeans

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In a more obvious nod to technology and our inability to live without it, Joe's Jeans created Hello, five styles of denim that allow you to not only charge your iPhone, but also carry it hands-free.
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Doob-3D

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German brand Doob is using 3D-scanning and printing services to create dolls in the exact likeness of whatever you choose — your dog, your significant other, yourself, and so forth. Prices start at $95, but can go up to $695.
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United Nude

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United Nude creates its architecture-inspired shoes using both hard and soft 3D-printed parts to experiment with new shapes. Some of its most memorable styles are from the collection created with late architect Zaha Hadid.
Photo: Shawn Ehlers/Getty Images

ØDD. New York

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At this Lower East Side boutique, you can find apparel from Iris Van Herpen, a designer who's so at the forefront of the fashion-meets-technology movement that you can see her stuff on display at the Costume Institute.
Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images

John Brevard

Photo: John Brevard
John Brevard's Thoscene is a customization platform that allows you to 3D-print a piece of jewelry that's based on both your astrological sign and personality traits.
Photo: John Brevard

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo: Amelia Holowaty Krales
After taking in Manus x Machina, head to the gift shop for limited-edition designer souvenirs like jewelry, handbags, scarves, stationery, and the cardboard cover-bound book that accompanies the exhibit.
Photo: Amelia Holowaty Krales

Moynat

Photo: Courtesy of Moynat
When we popped into the French brand's first New York store, CEO Guillaume Davin explained that the clutches in the Pharrell Williams collection feature decals that are laser-cut into multiple pieces and then applied by hand — so, Machinus and Manus.
Photo: Courtesy of Moynat

Bergdorf Goodman

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Emma Roberts walked the Met Gala red carpet carrying an Edie Parker clutch, created from custom acrylic that was then poured by hand. Get your own at Bergdorf Goodman, where prices for similar styles start at $895.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Niketown

Photo: Nielson Barnard/Getty Images
Nike continues to fuse technology into its activewear with techniques like waterless fabric dyeing and recycling plastic bottles for polyester. And you can't discount the wearables, including its collaboration with Fuelband.
Photo: Nielson Barnard/Getty Images

Lie Sang Bong

Photo: Lie Sang Bong
Korean fashion designer Lie Sang Bong blends traditional influences with innovative techniques like laser cutting and digital printing for his collections. The Meatpacking District store's design is equally futuristic.
Photo: Lie Sang Bong

Tory Sport

Photo: Courtesy of Tory Sport
Tory Burch's activewear label Tory Sport uses high-performance fabrics and seamless consturction to create pieces that simultaneously prevent odor and provide ventilation.
Photo: Courtesy of Tory Sport

Balmain

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Oliver Rousteing and his army have transformed the house of Balmain into a household name with its sharply-tailored and heavily-embellished clothing that just look like works of art.
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Joe's Jeans

Photo: Joe's Jeans
In a more obvious nod to technology and our inability to live without it, Joe's Jeans created Hello, five styles of denim that allow you to not only charge your iPhone, but also carry it hands-free.
Photo: Joe's Jeans

Doob-3D

Photo: Doob
German brand Doob is using 3D-scanning and printing services to create dolls in the exact likeness of whatever you choose — your dog, your significant other, yourself, and so forth. Prices start at $95, but can go up to $695.
Photo: Doob

United Nude

Photo: Shawn Ehlers/Getty Images
United Nude creates its architecture-inspired shoes using both hard and soft 3D-printed parts to experiment with new shapes. Some of its most memorable styles are from the collection created with late architect Zaha Hadid.
Photo: Shawn Ehlers/Getty Images

ØDD. New York

Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images
At this Lower East Side boutique, you can find apparel from Iris Van Herpen, a designer who's so at the forefront of the fashion-meets-technology movement that you can see her stuff on display at the Costume Institute.
Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images