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RackedWire: An H&M Is Born on the Upper East Side; The CFDA Lets the People Vote

UES H&amp;M via <a href="http://afinecompany.blogspot.com/2009/05/lucida-ready-to-get-its-retail-on-h.html">Andrew Fine</a>, who also has photos of the spot's incoming Barnes &amp; Noble
UES H&M via Andrew Fine, who also has photos of the spot's incoming Barnes & Noble

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UPPER EAST SIDE—Tomorrow at noon, the new H&M at 86th and Lex flings open its doors. As per H&M opening ritual, the first 200 customers in line will get goodies—in this case, a gift card worth anything from $10 to $300, a free t-shirt, and an autographed photo of "American Boy" singer Estelle. [H&M]

ONLINE—For the first time ever, the CFDA, which gives out the fashion industry's version of the Oscars, is including mere fashion observers in its award-giving process. Head over to WWD's poll to vote for the best designer of 2009 out of a four-page-long list. The winner will be announced at the CFDA awards ceremony on June 15th. Truly obsessed fans should note that the site lets you vote more than once, but you have to wait 24 hours between ballots. [RackedWire]