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Boston’s hottest new stores and services

Over the summer and into the fall, Boston has been invaded by a new wave of upscale stores, boutiques, salons, and even a hot new workout program that promises to bring out your animal instincts, or at least make you howl like a wolf in pain the following day.

At the risk of depleting your retirement savings and your children’s college funds, here’s a quick review of some of the season’s new retail arrivals. There’s Amsterdam-based menswear label Scotch & Soda (352 Newbury St., 857-400-9401,, Vans DMQ General (174 Newbury St., 617-262-0333,, and menswear giant John Varvatos (Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave., 617-236-8650, There’s also a new service called Manicube that allows the time-crunched to get 15-minute manicures at the office (

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