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Shareen Vintage is a women-only, second-floor vintage shop in Chelsea with what Cintra Wilson calls "almost obnoxiously weird store hours." Wilson isn't won over by the clubby atmosphere, but she does find a Nicole Miller dress that's "very Tilda Swinton and Mildred Pierce go to a Manhattan Transfer concert." Does her success make her feel like one of the cool kids? "No. That aspect is high-school tribal—you’re either one of their crowd, or you’re not. But I bought the dress anyway. I wasn’t shopping for cliques, and it was only $52." [NYT]