7 NYC design shops you should visit right now

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It’s tempting to buy everything online, from clothes and groceries to loveseats and prints. But consider checking out seven new home-goods stores across the city in real life.
They range from Brooklyn to Manhattan, affordable to pricey, boho to sleek, vintage to name-brand. After all, there’s nothing better than a good browse to stumble across items you never knew you needed.
Danish brand Flying Tiger debuted its third New York location in August. The Upper West Side outpost upholds the brand’s commitment to cheap ‘n’ cheerful supplies for the home, from practical pitchers to playful holiday decorations (424 Columbus Ave.). Grab a basket, because everything is irresistible.
Head to the West Village for luxurious glassware and tabletop tchotchkes.
This summer, former interior designer Elad Yifrach’s high-end brand L’Objet unveiled its first Manhattan store (370 Bleecker St.).
Over in Dumbo, online gift go-to AHA opened its physical location in May (147 Front St., Brooklyn). Expect finds from asymmetric vases to a botanical cocktail set in a high-ceilinged, exposed-brick venue filled with plants.
Another website gone brick-and-mortar for the first time, Tictail Market on the Lower East Side selects eclectic clothes, art and home goods from its site’s stable of indie brands hailing from 140 countries (90 Orchard St.). What’s in stock changes weekly.
You & Yours Fine Vintage owner Allegra Muzzillo handpicks colorful furnishings for her Greenpoint store.
Perusing her quirky wares used to be by appointment only, but the June-opened shop allows impulse buyers to have at it, Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. (77 Franklin St., Brooklyn).
For midcentury modern design porn, head to Herman Miller’s new flagship store (251 Park Avenue South).
Tour the showroom on the second and third floors to see iconic furniture, like the company’s omnipresent Eames chairs, in situ. On the ground floor, the first permanent Herman Miller store in North America will open later this year.
Want goodies you can pocket now? Try the newly reopened MOMA Design Store.
The renovated museum shop, which opened its doors on Oct. 1, has the artsy, contemporary odds and ends we love in a space with more natural light, a new jewelry counter and an iPad-based sales system (44 W. 53rd St.).


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By Hana R. Albert

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