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A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 2, 3 at Wall St.
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This haphazard vintage shop deals mainly in flowing, hippie-era frocks and an affordable assortment of knee-high boots. The store’s name isn’t a Shakespearean reference; rather, it refers to the owner, Hamlet Tallaj, a vintage hunter for more than ten years who hails from the Dominican Republic. Tallaj scouts the Caribbean for rare finds and enlists a team of savvy vintage buyers across the U.S., replenishing his stock with new merchandise three times a week. Designer labels are shunned in favor of unusual throwback styles from the fifties to the eighties. Breezy ruffled and floral dresses hang on long wall racks, while knee-high boots in brightly colored suede or brown leather rest on overhead shelves. The duds are a steal by West Side vintage standards, with dresses and boots for $50, pumps for $40, and a gauzy assortment of scarves for $10 apiece. Men can find a limited selection of Western-inspired plaid button-downs from Wrangler and colorful cotton polos from the seventies.