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Welcome to the first-ever Racked awards, a new annual celebration of all things fashion and shopping! Here on our national site, we'll be holding a reader vote for the category Best Shopping Site of the Year, and our city sites—New York, Chicago, and L.A.—will be hosting their own votes based on local retail, like Best Store, Best Windows, Best Sample Sale, and more.
Next Tuesday, October 25, after all the votes are tallied, we'll fete the winners with copious Racked coverage and golden turbans, to be presented at a gala event that evening. (Why turbans? Because they're the most fashionable form of headgear, obvs. Check out Karl Lagerfeld's muse Baptiste Giabiconi in the Chanel 2012 resort show if you don't believe us.)
Later on this afternoon, we'll post our Shopping Site poll, and throughout the week, we'll keep you up-to-date on what our sister sites are voting on. Stay tuned!