Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
· Retail sales were way up in July [Reuters]
· Three reasons why swimsuits are so expensive [Slate]
· Britney Spears loves to shop 99 Cent stores [TMZ via]
· Phillip Lim x Target: video of the preview [A Bullseye View]
· Manolo Blahnik stores 30,000 Manolo prototypes in his UK homes [VF]
· Austin restaurant angles for most stylishly-dressed waitstaff [Bon Appetit]