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.
Another reason to seriously reconsider buying/being caught anywhere in a going-out-top: Bebe, choice purveyor of things to wear "in da club" has suffered a data breach. The retailer disclosed yesterday that an internal nip-slip happened during the busy November shopping period and affected shoppers in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Thieves were able to swipe card numbers by hacking into holes in Bebe's POS. Turns out, its security systems are easier to get into than most nightclubs.