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Chicago Brings it for Halloween; Where Anna Wintour and Other Fashionable Elite Are Taking Refuge Post-Sandy

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Here's what happened today in Racked cities around the country:

CHICAGO—With New York out of commission for Halloween, Chicago definitely stepped up its costume game with some of the most glorious festoonery ever.

NEW YORK—Speaking of out of commision, fashion folks from Anna Wintour to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen braved a trip uptown and out of Sandy's path of destruction to cozy up in some of the city's plush hotels.

LOS ANGELESShakuhachi, the Australian brand currently gaining serious momentum on the West Coast, has designed four frocks exclusively for Urban Outfitters. Take a gander on our sister site.

PHILLY—Even landlocked shopping centers didn't escape Sandy's wrath. Luckily, the damages were minimal.

DC—Huzzah! Spanx's Tyson Corner brick and mortar is opening tomorrow.

SAN FRANCISCONo Shave Movember has officially commenced. Here are some specials for you and you new hair, bros.