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Here's what happened today in Racked cities around the country:
NEW YORK—Racked NY will have you all set for the BBQs going down between now and the Fourth of July with these 11 red, white, and blue must-haves. 'Merica!
LOS ANGELES—As far as publicity stunts go, Band of Outsider's 60-hour live stream from a Parisian gallery for their spring/summer 2013 menswear show is up there in (a) ???, (b) eh, that's cool we guess?, and (c) but really, what?
CHICAGO—Just like in the rest of the country, Betsey Johnson stores are closing in Chicago. Here's one store associate's reflection.