Thursday, January 13, 2011
Metropolitan Museum of Art Store
(End of Season Clearance Sale and Special Values)
Sale prices valid through 28th February 2011
Holiday/Jewelry/Watches/Men's/Scarves/Accessories/Art for the Home/MetKids/Books/Stationery
There are some great values in this sale catalogue. It always appears after Christmas....and all those lovely items you looked at in their Christmas/Holiday catalogue (if still available) have been reduced in price. A particularly good buy are their boxes of twenty Christmas/Holiday cards, reduced from $17.98 to $8.98. The images featured on the cards--taken from paintings and other artworks in the MMA collections are distinctive and make a nice change from what Hallmark has to offer.
There is a good range of jewelry, for a wide range of differing tastes: reproductions from the Bronze Age, Art Nouveau styles, Russian, Minoan, Etruscan, and Greek. If you have ever admired a piece of jewelry in the MMA collections this would be a good opportunity to find that special piece of jewelry (or that special gift) to complete an outfit. A varied selection of men's and ladies watches, as well as ties and cufflinks that are definitely out of the ordinary.
There are William Morris scarves and a collection of Klimt accessories (tote bags, cosmetic cases, and umbrella). Personally, I prefer the William Morris scarves, but I have to admit that the Klimt accessories would provide a nice pop of color, especially in this grey winter weather. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of pages featuring art books, but I suspect that, even though they are discounted here, you could find better prices elsewhere.
The "Art for the Home" section includes small statues, picture frames, mugs, serving trays. MetKids has a small and pricey (even with the discount) selection of children's books and toys. The best of these, I think, is the "Timberkits:Dragon" for $18.71.
Also offered: Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker $24.95 (originally $60.00), plus a wide assortment of notecards for $8.98 (reduced from $17.95 -- most boxes contain 25 cards/envelopes). Other stationery items (Klimt, Morris, Art Deco Flowers, Degas) range in price from $4.98 to $12.48 (journals, correspondence cards, notecards, and engagement calendars).
This catalogue can, theoretically, be a good source for Mother's Day, Easter, and upcoming birthday gifts.....even Valentine's Day, should you want to get that special guy a Cylinder Seals necktie ($25.00, silk twill, reduced from $50.00) or Babylonian Sun Shield Cuff Links ($24.00 18K matte gold overlay, reduced from $40.00).
Sale prices valid through 28th February 2011.
Posted by MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick at 2:41 PM