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With only a few hours left in 2009, it's time to look back at a year of dizzying highs and crushing lows, a year when every empty storefront held a pop-up shop and every sidewalk a sample sale line. Folks, it's the annual (three years running!) Racked Recap. This week, we'll be reliving our biggest and brightest (and saddest and darkest) moments, from the best stunts to the best store windows. Take a deep breath of the sweet, sweet nostalgia.
[Photos by Daniel Krieger]
We've gone through the archives, and compiled (in a handy-dandy gallery) the highest-rated Street Scenes of the past year. Every one of the 13 stylish people in above garnered a 60% or higher Perfection! rating from Racked readers. If you're one of them, well, congrats. Click through to see all the looks, and stay tuned: Up next, you'll get a chance to vote for the top Street Scenes subject of the past year.