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For today's Critical Shopper, Mike Albo treks out to Williamsburg to visit Peachfrog. Set in a giant former egg-roll factory, the store specializes in liquidated merchandise, much of it unintentionally hilarious and massively marked down. "It's therapeutic to visit Peachfrog now because the store is filled with items that defined the recent past," he writes. "A gold lamé Tammi Lyn tulip bag, for example, was originally $473 and is sold here for $20. Someone actually paid full price for a bag like this. It's easy to picture this person clacking around South Beach, lazily buying a $22 bottle of Principessa Bagno bubble bath, available here at the slightly jumbled makeup counter for $6." [NYT]