Why don’t we all agree that the best part of going to a museum is hitting the gift shop afterwards. It’s not that we don’t love art but how many people are lucky enough to go home with a Pollock or Weiner? Despite our love of artful gift shops, we were dubious of Japenese retail giant, Uniqlo’s capsule collection with the Museum of Modern Art.
Some of the collection highlights are the $20 tote bags. It’s hard to choose which one to get. We personally love both Warhol’s Campbell soup cans and Basquiat’s contemporary symbols. The $20 men’s polos featuring Keith Haring’s little dog are equally as attractive. The large assortment of $6 bandannas are also a great choice.
One of best parts about this collection is the Starbucks that’s nestled into the middle of the gallery-like set up. Although it feels a bit like an airport, it’s quite relaxing to sit with a Macchiato and contemplate the fine (retail) art. Now, if only more stores would consider doing the same, we might never go home.