While the MoMA Design Store is the first spot we hit for a dose of modern apartment pick-me-ups and fabulous hostess gifts that prove we have taste and imagination, it's not usually our go-to source for fashion accessories. That said, this fall MOMA's jewelry is looking a whole lot hipper than in seasons past. Maybe the granny chic trend is making artsy pieces more relevant, or maybe the buyers have decided to woo younger clients to the jewelry counters.
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Dahlia Pins by Vacide Erda Zimic ($26 each) are constructed in Peru from felt remnants, rocking the recycled movement while adding graphic flair in crisp rosette forms.
Metallic Flower Necklace by Diana Schimmel($110) is a shimmering example of how textiles can shine as bright as precious metals. The delicate design is dressy enough to compliment a nymph at night ensemble.
Nimbo Watch by Armand van Oord and Philip Keller ($85) strap on in slap bracelet style, packing a punch (er, slap) of color and mod appeal.
Button Bag by Sonali Kaushal ($175) A clutch made from 600-plus metallic silver, plastic buttons tucks in your tote by day and holds the essentials after hours.
Sol Watch by Shin Azumi($100) Larger, water-resistant styles for guys and gals that have tiny solar panels so the sunlight can extend its battery life.
Loopy Scarf by Ariane Lespire ($150) We're twirling and swirling over this handmade honey, which was created by a Belgian designer using boiled Italian wool.