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Sold! NY-Based Brand Buys Fred Segal; Outrageous Shoe Porn Courtesy Of The Manolo Blahnik Sale

Image via Racked NY
Image via Racked NY

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Ed note: From now on, you can expect weekly Racked retail updates from three new cities: Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle, courtesy of our Curbed sister sites. Excited? We sure are. And now, as usual, here's your end-of-the-day report on the fashion happenings in Racked cities around the country:

LOS ANGELESToday in mergers and acquisitions, Fred Segal has been sold to NY-based company Sandow Media, who's already planning major expansions.

NEW YORK—Shoe porn alert: Enjoy these 26 photos of the most outrageous shoes from the Manolo Blahnik sample sale currently taking place.

CHICAGOThis Chicago-based start-up CakeStyle will send a selection of clothes to your door for you to try on. Keep what you want and send the rest back free of charge—you only pay for the clothes you decide to keep.

PHILLYCitizens of Philadelphia have been deprived of an Intermix for far too long. Happily, the injustice will soon be righted, as the chain will be opening on Walnut Street this fall.

SAN FRANCISCO—The big news on the retail front this week, sadly, is the vandalism that went down on Monday night on in the Mission district. Our sister site has the report on who fared the worst, and who made out ok.

SEATTLEUniqlo is a no-go in northwest, at least for now. Sad face.