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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, 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.

Service was always a pillar of Racked, since its earliest days as a local New York blog. We published innumerable guides and product recommendations throughout the years, the best (and most evergreen) of which we’ve compiled here and organized by type.

First up are our favorite entries in the Just One Thing series, which sought to highlight items the Racked staff and contributors were truly obsessed with:

Here are all the online shopping guides you’ll ever need:

We also have an amazing archive of shopping maps — heavy on local, independent boutiques — though we recommend you check addresses before heading out to shop IRL: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, DC, Seattle, Austin, Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville, Oakland, Palm Springs, Richmond, Portland (Maine!), Providence, Kansas City, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

Our service stories didn’t stop at products or places, of course. We’ll leave you with a whole bunch of tips to make you a better shopper: