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Now that we've talked about the year's most disappointing store closures, it's time to get to the fun stuff: the new shops that had tongues wagging in 2013. After the jump, we look back at the 10 most exciting retailers and indie boutiques to join Philly's retail scene over the past 12 months.
- Back in September, NoLibs jewelry boutique Concrete Polish was reborn as Ritual Ritual, which now carries jewelry and apparel from a number of
- Joan Shepp vacated her longtime spot at 1616 Walnut Street, which was quickly scooped up by Theory.
- Men's designer shoes and leather accessories are the focus of Tobox, a men's boutique that opened in Rittenhouse in November.[Image credit:
- Viv Pickle's former storefront in Old City is now home to Scout Salvage, a vintage shop specializing in reclaimed industrial/farm furniture on the cheap. The store
- A new men's addition to South Street, Totem Brand opened during the summer. The store carries USA-made or -manufactured wearables from brands l
- Part boutique, part coffeehouse, United by Blue's first-ever brick-and-mortar location opened in Old City back in August. [Image credit:
- Chestnut Hill welcomed Style Camp's mix of denim, jewelry, accessories, and home decor in the spring. [
- Jinxed opened not one, but two new stores in 2013: one on South Fourth Street during the spring, the other in
- Madewell opened a location on Walnut Street in October, in the space formerly occupied by Arden B. [Image credit:
- Sara Selepouchin unveiled her popular East Passyunk Avenue gift boutique, Occasionette, in April.
· In Memoriam: The Saddest Store Closings of 2013 [Racked Philly]
· All new store coverage [Racked Philly]
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