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It's that time again—the seasonal update to our guide on Boston's essential shopping, the Racked 38. You may recall that the Indie 38 has been released since the latest iteration of our namesake list, but in regard to fashion and its appropriate accoutrements, this map contains all the can't miss local venues. In regard to the changes, we've replaced the now closed consignment shop Rescue, the student and alumni stocked MassArt Made, and NYC retailer Scoop with Beacon Hill vintage emporium Artifaktori, Jamaica Plain hat specialist Salmagundi, and South End men's outfitter Sault.
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.
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 & McPherson
07/09/13: Added: Artifaktori, Salmagundi, Sault