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.
MIDTOWN EAST—Venerable German china company Rosenthal just opened a concept store in the Plaza Hotel's underground mall. We're constantly reading about how quiet it is down there, but Rosenthal has a clever plan to reel in shoppers: They've put up an exhibit of photography by fellow countryman Karl Lagerfeld. Basement location or not, the Kaiser never stays ignored for long. [RackedWire; Previously]
TWITTER—Two days ago at a party, Robert Verdi said to the Cut, "I think food is for fat people and poor people. Rich people don't eat. They get dressed up and go shopping." Believe it or not, this didn't go over well on the blogs, so today he's responding by Twittering about nothing but food. An unedited sample: "Oh my god - did you know that you can put your picture on mrs. Fields cookies!?! Mrsfields.com." [The Cut; Twitter]