It's hard to admit, but we all know that the best part of going to a museum is hitting the gift shop. It goes without saying that the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Punk: Chaos to Couture gift boutique was a real hit among fashion lovers. There were great fashion items ranging from Charlotte Olympia clutches to Rodarte sweatshirts.
As is the problem with most novelty stores, the prices were high, high, high. Although the exhibit is be gone there are still items available from the museum store. The best part is that they are now 30% to 70% off.
To find these discounted items you're going to need to search out the graveyard gift shop within the Met. The easiest way to navigate it's location is to enter the Museum through the handicapped entrance and you will find it across from the coat check.
Within this markdown museum mecca you will find a variety of items from the Punk exhibit. For example, we found basic exhibit tees for $16 from $30, Vivianne Westwood mini-heels for $15 from $30, Rodarte sweatshirts for $108 from $180 and Moschino tees embellished with safety pins for $210 from $350.
No, we didn't find any of those Charlotte Olympia clutches but you can save an extra 10% on all gift store items by becoming a member of the museum. Membership is a great value regardless of whether you're a true art fan or a lover of the gift shops.