The Best Design Shops in New York City

The Best Design Shops in New York City

 

It has MAD (the Museum of Art and Design), the Cooper Hewitt gallery, MoMA, and so many innovatively designed buildings and public spaces - in New York, inspiration is literally everywhere. It should therefore come as no surprise when we tell you about all the fantastic design shopping oportunities in the city! Whether you’re looking for classic modern pieces for the house, cutting edge one-offs, or custom made furniture you won’t be disappointed with what New York City has to offer.

 

  1. Mociun

    Caitlin Mociun is a jewelry designer who opened her namesake shop in Williamsburg not only to sell her own designs, but also to promote the works of upcoming artists, many of whom she counts among her friends. The result is her…

    224 Wythe Avenue, 11249 New York

  2. Shop at the Standard Hotel

    Considering the Standard isn’t exactly your average hotel, the shop downstairs is anything but you’re average hotel gift shop. There’s a medley of kitschy and cool gift options, including miniature kissing pups, eyewear by Dita…

    848 Washington Street, 10014 New York

  3. ddc Domus Design Collection

    Set in two immense spaces just blocks apart on Madison Avenue, ddc's sleek furniture collection almost feel like art pieces - and in some way, they are. Whether you're after subdued contemporary furnishings or dramatic statement…

    181 Madison Avenue, 10016 New York

  4. ddc Domus Design Collection

    Walking into ddc is entering into a designers paradise. The sleek furniture collection, which occupies two colossal spaces several blocks apart on Madison Avenue, blends elegant design with a modern edge and features everything…

    134 Madison Avenue, 10016 New York

  5. The Hole Shop at the Hole Gallery

    The Hole Shop at the Hole Gallery is a hard-to-miss art and curiosity shop on the Bowery. Artists and art lovers stumble in from the gallery next door to find 'zines, art books, limited edition prints and artist-produced…

    312 Bowery, 10012 New York

  6. MoMA Design Store

    The MoMA Design Store had its beginnings in 1939 as a small sales desk in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. Today it has grown into an impressive retail presence, occupying two locations in New York City and…

    44 West 53 Street, 10019 New York

  7. Olga Guanabara

    If you stop into Olga Guanabara in Dumbo, Olga will most likely come over and say hello. Don’t be alarmed if she smells you or wants you to pet her—the store’s namesake is a beautiful chocolate lab, and Guanabara is the name of…

    1st Ave. & 43rd St, 11232 Brooklyn

  8. R & Company

    R & Company was founded in 1997 by two young design mavens named Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman. Setting up shop in Williamsburg before it was trendy to do so, the duo's goal was to share their passion for 20thcentury design…

    82 Franklin Street, 10013 New York

  9. The Future Perfect

    With locations in Manhattan and LA, this Brooklyn-based furniture and design shop gets high marks for creativity and originality. The owner’s personal taste and interest in architecture, interior and product design shines through…

    55 Great Jones Street, 11211 New York

  10. Stewart/Stand

    Walking through Stewart/Stand is kind of like walking through the gift shop of a design museum. But only kind of. The difference is that, instead of a museum in the more typical sense, the museum that this shop belongs to is the…

    141 Front Street, 11201 Brooklyn