Be on the cutting edge of fashion by visiting a museum store. Besides brimming with artful and educational gifts, reproductions of your favorite paintings and volcano kits for science bound students, jewelry, scarves and more are available for the women who love la difference.

While some museum stores can be fairly modest in selection and features, bigger institutions like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art offer sophisticated boutiques on their premises and at their prospective airports.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC offers stunning watches. Ideal for this summer’s cascades of color is the colorful circular design watch based on a lustrous printed silk textile from the Wiener Werkstätte -Viennese Workshops.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art contains an array of delightful scarves to enhance any outfit. A top design is Dali Swallow Tail Scarf in a modern pattern against all white background.

In Chicago, The Field Museum´s shop contains replica jewelry in Native American and Tibetan style pendants and necklaces. The Turquoise Collar is just the thing to wear in an all- white outfit for that hint of class.

The Smithsonian in Washington DC, presents the multicolor Thundershower screen printed tee. Ideal to wear in the evening with a pair of dress slacks, the shirt is recreation of by modern artist; Henry Lyman Saÿen is of a painting of his final work, The Thundershower.

Add a sophisticated touch to warm-weather attire with an authentic Chanel White Quilted Caviar Bowling Tote Bag. The hand-held gem is from the Chanel Caviar collection and is presented as a chic logo bowler that is elegantly framed making it ideal to use anytime and anyplace this season.

The pre-owned Chanel tote boasts a huge “CC “embossed logo in front. It is quilted in the traditional diamond shaped pattern and has an open pocket on the back

All hardware is in polished gold, including the protective feet on its base, its top zip closure and stunning pull with the etched Chanel name

The roomy interior of the used Chanel caviar tote is based in matching white textile and has enough room to even place small packages within as well as wallet, keys and assorted personal effects.

Go for a handbag that spells smartness. An authentic Chanel White Quilted Caviar Bowling Tote Bag blends in with all the fashion goodies purchased from any of the museum shops.