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Something about museum stores piques a curiosity that no humdrum boutique can ever muster. It always seems like a treasure hunt scouring the collection of artist-designed, rare, and totally exciting finds you come across after your meander through a museums endless halls. Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art just received a ton of spring stock that's nothing short of eye candy, and we've got a preview ready and waiting for you. Click through to see unique accessories, gadgets, and gifts you'll find at the MCA store, and add this to your list of must-hit stores for spring.
MCA, 220 East Chicago Avenue (at Miles Vander Rohe Way); 312-280-2660.
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