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A new spin on shopping

Out with the old and in with the new.

As retailers from RadioShack to American Eagle turn out the lights at underperforming stores, there's a new set of names that are primed and ready to take their place at the top U.S. shopping centers.

But it comes with a twist.

Having already established their footing in the retail space, companies including Forever 21, Lululemon and Zara are trying their hand at more niche areas of the market, in an effort to boost sales with fresh new concepts.

"If you understand your market, then you can have a very niche product and it can be very profitable," said Andrew Nelson, chief economist at Colliers International commercial real estate firm. "It's a good way of expanding the brand without just expanding their store count to the point of unprofitability.

An added bonus? The locations also give shoppers a fresh new reason to visit their local mall.

For a look at 10 up-and-coming spinoff retail concepts, click ahead.

—By CNBC's Krystina Gustafson
Posted 9 April 2015

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