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New Curiosity Shop Raises Eyebrows

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new curiosity shop near 9th and South Streets is raising some eyebrows. It specializes in the macabre and the unusual.

Chloe is the owner of Requiem on the 600 block of 9th Street.

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“I have a small jewelry line that I use a lot of insect parts and small animal bones in, so I make those in house and we sell them here,” says Chloe as she worked on a necklace made out of a mouse skull and bones.

There are old porcelain dolls, taxidermy bears and boars and specimens in jars for sale.

“I got fetal pigs, squid, octopus, eyeballs,” explains Chloe.

There are old surgical instruments and things that undertakers use to use.

“I have this make up kit from a funeral home from the 40s,” Chloe says.

She says she collected objects of this sort all her life and it was a natural fit to sell them.

“I think people are really excited to see something new and different on South Street. I think it needed a bit of fresh air,”

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