YR x Metropolitan Museum New York

The Metropolitan Museum in New York, one of the world’s largest and finest art museums, approached YR to partner on the launch of its online product customization platform, ‘The Met Store, by You’.

Conceived as a series of limited-time activations, the site offers visitors something completely new – the ability to select and mix their favorite artworks from The Met Collection on adult and children’s t-shirts, as well as tote bags.

Launched with the ‘I Support The Arts’ campaign, the site introduces new design themes and artwork each season and aims to engage both new and existing audiences through entertainment and education. Each item is printed with a QR code for sharing and all purchases through the site support The Met Collection and the study, conservation and presentation of thousands of years of art.

This partnership with The Met represents not only the salience of customization in online retail but a proud moment for YR to support the arts and this iconic institution. Stephen Mannello, Head of Retail at The Met, says: “It is our mission to engage and inspire our visitors and customers with 5,000 years of art. We’re delighted to introduce this unique new program that allows our audiences to participate in the design process and create personalized one-of-a-kind designs they will wear and carry to demonstrate their love of art.”