TAKE A LIT­TLE HOME

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Be sure that your wal­let is full of Hamil­tons if you plan on walk­ing away from Lin-Manuel Mi­randa’s mu­si­cal with mer­chan­dise to com­mem­o­rate the day. At the pop-up store in the Paramount Ho­tel, across from where “Hamil­ton” plays at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, $10 bills are f ly­ing out as fast as one of the most pop­u­lar items on the shelves: the “I am not throw­ing away my shot” glass.

The store is a mag­net for fans, es­pe­cially be­tween mati­nee and evening per­for­mances. You’ll see the ex­pected mugs, key chains, post­cards, caps, T-shirts and sweat­shirts. But the shelves are also f illed with items to f it a length of days — from a 6-month-baby one­sie to a sexy lady crop top to a wool blan­ket (for that hip-hop-lov­ing re­tiree sit­ting in front of a roar­ing fire).

Prices are not cheap, but then lit­tle about Hamil­ton is. As theater merch goes, much of this stuff is of high qual­ity. The blan­kets are wo­ven at what’s billed as the old­est ver­ti­cal loom in Amer­ica. Judg­ing from the brisk busi­ness, the stock is as se­duc­tive as Alexan­der Hamil­ton court­ing the Schuyler Sis­ters. Those sib­lings, by the way, have a strong pres­ence here: The An­gel­ica Schuyler-sung lyric “I will never be sat­is­fied” is em­bla­zoned on sev­eral pieces of women’s wear. The pro­duc­ers are re­spon­sive to fan re­quests, with new items rolled out reg­u­larly. Watches, back­packs and socks are on their way. And Peggy Schuyler is about to get her own line. Here’s a quick look at what’s sell­ing:

Pho­to­graphs by Christina House

Im­mi­grants tee For those who want to wear a lit­tle po­lit­i­cal dis­course, there’s this shirt printed with “Im­mi­grants, we get the job done,” a cheer-elic­it­ing line from the mu­si­cal. It’s an­other fan re­quest. $40

Hats The “A. Ham” dou­ble-en­ten­dre is ir­re­sistible, es­pe­cially for those who work in New York theater. A fu­ture hit in Hol­ly­wood too? The knit cap, like the “A. Burr” base­ball hat, is $30.

One­sie The baby who wears th­ese lyrics — “just like my coun­try, I’m young, scrappy & hun­gry” — will prob­a­bly be able to see “Hamil­ton” on Broad­way as a teen. Just book tick­ets now. $20.

Pop-up card This note­card opens to re­veal David Korins’ Tony-nom­i­nated set de­sign, an­other way to re­live the show as you sing along to the sound­track. $20

The ‘Hamil­ton’ T-shirt The most pop­u­lar item in the New York store bears the show’s clas­sic logo, a heroic Found­ing Fa­ther sil­hou­et­ted atop a star. $40

Tote Aaron Burr’s name ap­pears in blood red on var­i­ous pieces of mer­chan­dise, a ref­er­ence to his legacy in Hamil­ton his­tory as the damn fool who shot him. $30

‘My Shot’ glass Also pop­u­lar is the shot glass, re­quested by fans and among the most re­cent mer­chan­dise to be ap­proved by pro­duc­ers. $10

‘Sat­is­fied’ T-shirt Alexan­der Hamil­ton and An­gel­ica Schuyler may sing that they “will never be sat­is­fied,” but fans cer­tainly are with this shirt, avail­able in var­i­ous col­ors. $40

Wa­ter bot­tle “Hamil­ton” fans must be a fit bunch. The wa­ter bot­tle was among the buys (tank tops and crop tops too) geared for those who hit the gym as well as the theater. $20

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