The Met Store Customer Service Contact Info
The Met Store
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue, Bays 1–4
Middle Village, NY 11381
Telephone Number: +1 (800) 662-3397
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at The Met Store
When you place your purchases in your shopping bag at The Met Store a pop-up box shows you what you've added. In your shopping bag, you can add gift wrapping if it's available for your items. In the area below the itemized list of your purchases, you can add a gift message, obtain an estimate of your shipping costs, and add your promotional code. However, you may use only one code per order.
You can check out without creating an account, but if you become a museum member, you receive a discount on your purchases. On the first checkout page, enter your email and shipping address and choose your shipping method. On the second checkout page, add your promotional code if you didn't add it from your shopping bag, enter your billing address if it's different from your shipping address, enter your payment information, and add a donation to the museum if you wish. You can opt out of receiving promotional emails. Finally, click on the red button that says "Place Order" to complete your purchase.
The Met Store Outlet/Clearance
To find The Met Store clearance section, scroll to the bottom of a page and click on "Clearance" under "More Ways to Shop" or type "clearance" on the search bar and click on the magnifying glass symbol. Once you get to the clearance section, you'll find clothing, jewelry, accessories, tableware, stationery, home decor items, and items from every other category that you find in the rest of The Met Store.
Prices on these beautiful items can be as much as 50% off. You can filter items by product category, price, age, materials, earring style, and book subject. You can also sort books by whether they are hardcover or paperback. You can then sort items by recommendations, most recently added to clearance, or price.
The Met Store Review
Like the MoMA Stores of the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Store at the Smithsonian, The Met Store carries items inspired by the exhibits and collection of The Metropolitan Museum. All museums earn income from their associated stores, and the funds go to supporting the work of the museum. This work includes preserving the museum's existing collection, adding new artwork and archeological finds, and continuing ongoing research and educational efforts that include organizing and presenting new exhibits. The Metropolitan Museum also sees The Met Store as one way in which it fulfills a mandate contained in its original charter, which was issued in 1870, to encourage and develop the study of the fine arts.
The Metropolitan Museum has been creating and selling reproductions of works from its collections almost since its founding. In 1871, the Museum introduced etchings of early European paintings. It then began commissioning state-of-the-art photographic prints of its collection for its archives, and it then sold any extra copies that were created. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Museum had opened The Met Store and expanded its offerings to include art prints, sculptures, photographs, and jewelry among other items. The Met Store now offers t-shirts, scarves and ties, socks (yes, socks), baby items, tote bags, tableware, stationery, pens, and educational toys among the items in its ever-expanding inventory.
The collections of The Met Breuer, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Fifth Avenue cover over 5,000 years of art. Reproductions inspired by these collections and by exhibitions held at the three sister Museums are carefully researched by the in-house staff of art historians and then painstakingly designed and created by the Museum's designers and master artisans to ensure the accuracy and quality of the piece. The Met Store also obtains specialty items created by contemporary designers. Some of these designers employ cutting edge techniques while others practice traditional methods. Many of these artisans obtain their materials through fair trade practices and adhere to sustainable design and production policies.
The same attention to scholarship, accuracy, quality, and elegant design is evident in the award-winning books published by The Metropolitan Museum. In fact, the Museum is one of the world's largest publishing museums.
In addition to reproductions of pieces from the Museum's collections, you can choose masterpieces from the Museum's collection and order a customized print on your choice of canvas or paper in the size that fits your available space and have it placed in a customized frame. To help you with your choice, you can browse the works in The Met's collection by subject, artist, culture, art created by women, art movements, or century with Renaissance art and art from the Antiquities covering several centuries. The Met Store even provides a helpful menu of currently popular artists, art movements, and themes. However, if you have purchases in your cart from the main area of The Met Store you will need to complete the checkout for those items before placing an order for a custom print because these two types of purchases must be completed separately.
Helpful menus in the main part of The Met Store let you filter items by categories such as gifts for men, women, or children; types of products; recommended ages; price range; and materials such as fabrics, gemstones, and metals; among other selections. With The Met Store’s filters, you can easily find the perfect gift for someone else . . . or for yourself. For a closer look at the items you can find at The Met Store, check out this quick video.
The Met Store Social Media Links
The Met Store on Facebook: The Met Store's Facebook page is fun, entertaining, and educational all at the same time. Announcements of new products and new product lines include tidbits about the artist, artwork, culture, or cultural period that served as the inspiration.
The Met Store on Pinterest: On Pinterest, The Met Store offers boards that help you find items in the categories that interest you. They have boards for men, women, children, and babies, including boards featuring clothing, accessories, wall art, and home decor inspired by art and artists.
The Met Store on Instagram: On Instagram, The Met Store shares larger versions of the same images that you'll find on Facebook. The Met Store's Instagram followers frequently leave comments about items they like, and when a piece of art that's not instantly recognizable provides the backdrop for an item, some followers post to try to guess the artist.
5 Things You Didn't Know About The Met Store
- When you purchase a Met membership, you immediately become eligible for the member discount.
- You can send a gift message with any item purchased from The Met Store, and gift wrapping is available for most purchases.
- Items for use with food are tested for FDA and California Proposition 65 compliance.
- Children's products made under the supervision of the Museum are tested by third-party labs for compliance with U.S. safety standards.
- Manufacturers and distributors of children's products purchased by the Museum must attest to meeting U.S. care- and age-labeling standards.