Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
It's been an epic year here at Racked National—first, we were born, and then we posted a bunch of things on the internet. Some of the stuff turned out to be pretty popular. Without further ado, here's a rundown of Racked's top-ten most popular stories of 2010.
10. ASOS launches official USA ecommerce site with free shipping: "The e-tailer stocks its own labels and a bazillion others—including hard-to-find Stateside labels like Zandra Rhodes, Richard Nicoll, Ann-Sofie Back, and English High Street brands including Warehouse, Oasis, Paul's Boutique, and Whistles."
9. Julianne Moore's Bulgari ad banned from Venice's St. Mark's Square: ""An advertisement showing a nude woman on a divan is not appropriate for St. Mark's Square," said mayor Giorgio Orsoni. The billboard was slated to appear on Doge's Palace."
8. Backpedalling: the Gap was just kidding about that new logo: "Yesterday, after more than 20 years of branding itself into the public psyche, the Gap tried to change its logo. A universal new-logo smackdown ensued, and now the company's backpedalling via its Facebook fan page."
7. Finally available to Americans: Karl Lagerfeld and Donatella Versace teabags: "Previously only available in select parts of Europe, the teabags have just landed at Colette this week—and colette.fr ships to the United States."
6. BYOB and up your cup size with the Wine Rack: "First off, it's only $30 and comes in a non-offensive basic black sports bra design. Secondly, this handy apparatus holds up to 750 ml of liquid—hello, that's an entire bottle of wine!"
5. Oprah's favorite things: the fashion list: "Aside from goodies like Apple iPads, brownie pans, panini presses and even the as-yet-unveiled 2012 VW Beetle, Oprah showered her audience with clothing and jewelry. Here's all the fashion items that they took home when the show was over and done."
4. Rumor: Was Carine Roitfeld fired from Vogue?: "'No one knew about it—not even Emmanuelle Alt or Olivier Lalanne,' one source tells us. The reason no one knew? Because, according to our sources, Roitfeld did not resign—she was fired."
3. Haute cature: even more cat-tastic fashions by Takako Iwasa: "First, dress her up," instructs Iwasa-san, as she is known in Japan, to her website visitors. "Cheer or yell. Do whatever you like to enjoy the moment with your family.? Second, after you are enough with your joy, take a photo!? And third, remove her clothes and give her a hug, say 'Thank you!'
2. Dying of LOL: Elle's Joe Zee wears Chanel's Yeti suit out and about: "Chanel's fall 2010 show opened with two male models wearing head-to-toe faux-fur suits—check out a photo of Brad Kroenig wearing one in the Chanel campaign here. Looks like fun, no? Well, Joe Zee thought so too."
1. Move over Tavi! Meet Katie, Racked's fashion week guest blogger: "Introducing Katie, the pint-sized five-year old fashion blogging sensation. She may be petite, but don't be fooled—she's got a knack for accessorizing, a bold eye for color, and an avant-garde edge (check out those tights!). And she'll be coming at you every day during New York Fashion Week right here at Racked National."
Happy New Year everybody! See you in 2011. xoxo, Racked