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In January we introduced our inaugural Racked 38 guide to Boston's definitive retail experiences. Since this is an evolving resource and all, we're taking this seasonal opportunity to update the roster. This time around we've replaced MiniLuxe, Ku De Ta, Turtle, and The Beauty Mark with Shake the Tree (an award winning tucked-away boutique for everything from hostess gifts to trendy wears), North River Outfitter (a temple to prepdom that covers all family members), Bobby From Boston (the beloved men's vintage store), and worldly home goods purveyor (slash cafe and break from SoWa sun) Mohr & McPherson.
Per usual, we tried to strike a balance between major neighborhoods, price points, and aesthetics, leaving out food stores (Eater Boston has those covered) and any boutiques less than six months old. The list below is in no particular ranked order; rather, we're taking a look from north to south, then hopping across the Charles.
Do you have any other suggestions? We update the list quarterly and are always looking for reader input. State your cases for (or against) stores in the comments or email the tipline.
04/02/13: Added: Shake the Tree, North River Outfitter, Bobby From Boston, Mohr & McPhersonRead More