15 Reasons to Exit Through the Gift Shop

Even amazing museums can have snoozy gift shops, but if you know where to look, there are some true fashion gems to be found. We see you, Museums Stepping Up Your Retail Game. Here's what you should buy now.

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The Whitney, New York City

Currently on View: Danny Lyon: Message to the Future (until September 25).

Pearl Earrings by Nektar de Stagni, $495, shop.whitney.org.
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The New Museum, New York City

Currently on View: Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room (until September 18).

Rob Pruitt iPhone 6 Case, $26, newmuseumstore.org.
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Brushstroke Link Bracelet by Tatty Devine, $59, shop.tate.org.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Currently on View: Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715–2015 (until August 21).

Blush T-Shirt by Clare Vivier, $69, thelacmastore.org.
Waris Boot in Lavender Suede by Esquivel, $295, thelacmastore.org.
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The Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Currently on View: Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (until February 12).

Love Me Tote by Bao Bao Issey Miyake and Curtis Kulig, $1,045, store.moma.org.
Cage Clutch by Phoebe and Annette Stephens, $350, store.moma.org.
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The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Currently on View: Lee Kit: Hold Your Breath, Dance Slowly (until October 9).

Block Watch by Tom Dixon, $285, shop.walkerart.org.
Venice Beaded Cuff by Julie Rofman, $175, shop.walkerart.org.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Currently on View: Johnston Marklee: Grid Is a Grid Is a Grid Is a Grid Is a Grid (until October 1).

Emergency Mascara Pouch, $15, mcachicagostore.org.
Gold Astrology Bracelet by Julie Nolan, $36, mcachicagostore.org.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City

Currently on View: Pixar: The Design of Story (until September 11).

Ardor Necklace in Peach by Sonya Gallardo, $160, shop.cooperhewitt.org.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Currently on View: Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear (until March 12).

Floral Tie-Side Knickers by Agent Provocateur, $46, shop.vam.uk.
Silver Bird Ear Cuffs by Amrapali, $125, shop.vam.uk.
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