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Wasteland

The easiest way to have your own unique style is to go vintage, and despite its sometimes bizarre — and bitchy — buying habits (ya gotta be really thick-skinned to sell your old clothes here these days), Wasteland still offers a good selection of used apparel, especially high-end labels. The new lines aren't much to get excited about, and the real vintage is sparse, unless you count bad '80s frocks. But if you're looking for designer duds (Gucci, Chanel, Miu Miu, etc.) at a fraction of the cost, you're likely to find a gem in the packed racks here. Ironically, this recycled-clothing emporium is one of the few stores on the street that isn't a waste of space.

—Lina Lecaro

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