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Presenting the Racked Awards 2011 Winners, City by City

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It's here: The full list of nominees in each category of our first-annual Racked Awards, and of course, the winners who won them. Tonight at the event, we'll award them the most amazing gold turban, ever, but for now, we'll let them bask in their glory here. We thought long and hard as to what stores, brands, designers, and Twitter personalities deserved the mighty prize, and even opened a few of the categories up for a reader vote.

To recap, our local sites in New York City, LA, and Chicago compiled nominees for categories like Store of the Year, Most Mindblowing Shoe Selection, and Best Men's Store of the Year, many of which were left up to a reader vote. On our national site, we focused on things like Best Shopping Site of the Year (our one reader vote category), as well Best New E-Commerce Site, Video Interlude of the Year, and Celebrity Designer of the Year, to name just a few. Click through to see all the nominees and winners.

Racked Awards 2011


Shopping Site of the Year
Nominees: Warby Parker, ASOS, Park & Bond, Mr Porter, Gilt Groupe, eBay Fashion, Endless, Barneys, Net-a-Porter, BHLDN, Ideeli, Shopbop

Best New E-Commerce Site of the Year
Nominees: BHLDN, Zara, Balenciaga, Park & Bond, Mr Porter, Alexander Wang, Accessorize, Gant, MyHabit
Winner: Park & Bond

Fashion Start-Up of the Year
Nominees: Fashism, Of a Kind, Svpply, Pose, Pinterest
Winner: Fashism

Celebrity Designer of the Year
Nominees: Kanye West, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Victoria Beckham, The Kardashians, The Situation, Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Conrad, John Malkovich, Rachel Zoe
Winner: Victoria Beckham

Designer of the Year
Nominees: Alexander Wang, Zac Posen, Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Winner: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Best Men's Blog
Nominees: A Continuous Lean, GiltMANual, The Fashionisto, Street Etiquette, Hodinkee
Winner: A Continuous Lean

Best Women's Blog
Nominees: Garance Dore, The Coveteur, Man Repeller, Bryanboy, Susie Bubble, PS I Made This
Winner: Man Repeller

Best Twitter Personality
Nominees: @OscarPRGirl, @DKNY PR GIRL, @johnjannuzzi, @Bergdorfs
Winner: @johnjannuzzi

Collaboration of the Year
Nominees: Missoni for Target, Kidrobot for Swatch, Rory Beca for Forever21, Alexander Wang for Dockers, Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's, Amy Winehouse for, Fred Perry, Wonder Woman for MAC, Jil Sander for Uniqlo, Prabal Gurung for J. Crew, Missoni for Havaianas
Winner: Wonder Woman for MAC

Best TV Personality
Nominees: Conan O'Brien, Andre Leon Talley, Heidi Klum, Rachel Zoe, Joe Zee
Winner: Conan O'Brien

Video Interlude of the Year
Nominees: NYFW with Apologies to Lanvin, Two British Guys Go to Walmart, Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci", the Karl Lagerfeld for Magnum Ice Cream Commercial, the Anna Wintour documentary on Bloomberg TV, Tiny Hat Man
Winner: NYFW, With Apologies to Lanvin


Store of the Year
Nominees: Barneys, Opening Ceremony, Uniqlo, Alexander Wang, Bird, Bergdorf Goodman, Madewell, Fairway, RRL on West Broadway, Creatures of Comfort
Winner: Madewell

Best New Store
Nominees: Alexander Wang, Aritzia, Surface to Air, Sephora in Meatpacking, Treasure & Bond, Frye, The Reformation, Laduree, RRL on West Broadway, Thomas Sires
Winner: Treasure & Bond

Sale of the Year
Nominees: Alexander Wang, Barneys Warehouse Sale, Steven Alan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Hermes, Of a Kind, Stella McCartney, Club Monaco, Loeffler Randall and Vena Cava, Proenza Schouler
Winner: Alexander Wang

Best Men's Store
Nominees: Gant Rugger, Onassis, Ralph Lauren's men's shop in the Rhinelander Mansion, Epaulet, Palmer Trading Company, Nepenthe, Freemans Sporting Club, Saturdays Surf, Haberdash, Shrine, Topman
Winner: Epaulet

Best Public Stunt
Nominees: Uniqlo's roller rink, Mariana the tweeting Target doll, Daphne Guinnes in the window at Barneys, Man Repeller in the window at Bloomingdales, Daffy's runway cake
Winner: Uniqlo's roller rink

Best Brooklyn Store
Nominees: Bird, Dear Fieldbinder, Dalaga, Raised by Wolves, Brooklyn Flea at One Hanson, In God We Trust, Jumelle, Stuart and Wright, Epaulet
Winner: Life Curated

Cutest Store Sidekick
Nominees: Monkey the Boston Terrier at Any Old Iron, the fashion bunnies at Alexander Berardi, Dirt the French Bulldog at Eva Gentry, Swatch at Mood Fabrics, the four cats of Moo Shoes
Winner: Monkey the Boston Terrier at Any Old Iron

Best Windows
Nominees: Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Nasty Pig, Moschino, Paul Smith
Winner: Bergdorf Goodman

Best Store Design
Nominations: Tory Burch, Mulberry, Surface to Air, Jil Sander, Prada, RRL, Margiela, CDG, Balenciaga, Atelier
Winner: Mulberry

Most Williamsburgy
Nominees: Life Curated, Brooklyn Flea Wililamsburg, Alter on Graham Avenue, Artists & Fleas, the Bedford Avenue thrift store that's next to the pet store
Winner: Alter on Graham Avenue

Most Mindblowing Shoe Collection
Nominees: Shoe Market, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Opening Ceremony, Topshop, Dolce Vita, Frye, Flight Club, Rag & Bone
Winner: Bergdorf Goodman

Best Fitting Room Eavesdropping
*No other nominations necessary.

Best Bathrooms
Nominees: Bloomingdale's in Midtown, Jeffrey, Opening Ceremony, Barneys fourth floor bathroom, BLK DNM, Bergdorf beauty department, Apple store in Soho, Room & Board, the shops at the Plaza
Winner: Bergdorf beauty department


Best Chain Store of the Year
Nominees: Madison, Fred Segal, Barneys, Space NK, Bloomingdale's
Winner: Barneys

Best Indie Store of the Year
Nominees: Thvm Atelier, Heist, Decadestwo.1, Confederacy, Satine
Winner: Thvm Atelier

Sale of the Year
Nominees: Fred Segal 50% Off Sale, Barneys Warehouse Sale, Isabel Marant Sample Salt, Jet Rag Weekly $1 Sale, Confederacy Women's Blowout
Winner: Barneys Warehouse Sale

Best Men's Store of the Year
Nominees: Confederacy, Barneys, South Willard, Opening Ceremony, RRL
Winner: Opening Ceremony

Best Windows
Nominees: Neiman Marcus Christmas 2010, Alpha Lawn Games, Out of the Closet, Madison, Agent Provocateur
Winner: Madison

Most Mindblowing Shoe Selection
Nominees: Christian Louboutin, Nordstrom South Coast Plaza, Saks Fifth Avenue, Mona Moore, Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza
Winner: Mona Moore


Store of The Year
Nominees: Barneys, Haberdash, Haymaker, Ikram, Lissa, p.45, Shrine, Topshop
Winner: Lissa

Best New Store
Nominees: Haymaker, The Edit, C.Dahlstedt, Comet Vintage, Perchance Boutique
Winner: Ikram

Best Lifestyle Store
Nominees: Room Service Chicago, Elements, Greer, Morlen Sinoway, Post 27, RSVP Gallery
Winner: Elements

Most Mindblowing Shoe Selection
Nominees: Akira, Alamo Shoes, City Soles, Floradora Shoes, Hanigs Shoes, House of Sole, Lori's, Niche, Saint Alfred, Saks Fifth Avenue, Succeez
Winner: Saint Alfred

Best Shopping Neighborhood
Nominees: Andersonville/  Edgewater / Uptown, Bucktown / Wicker Park, Gold Coast, Lakeview /Southport Corridor, Lincoln Park / Old Town, Loop / South Loop, River East / River North / Streeterville
Winner: Bucktown / Wicker Park

Best Locally Owned Online Shop
Nominees: Bucketfeet, Laudi Vidni, Groupon, Left Of Trend, Object Design league, TheTieBar, Trunk Club, Twentythirtyforty
Winner: Bucketfeet

Best Fabric Store
Nominees: Vogue Fabrics, 2121 21st, Fishman's Fabrics, Supreme Novelty Fabrics
Winner: Supreme Novelty Fabrics

And there you have it! The best of the best. A big ol' thank you goes out to the readers who voted and the stores, designers, brands, sites, videos—hell, even the bathrooms—that were awesome enough to be nominated.

Update: The actual winner for LA's Best Windows is Madison.
· All Racked Awards 2011 Coverage [Racked]