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Racked Awards 2012: The Gala Celebration

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Last night, fashion industry insiders and boutique owners converged on The Westway for the 2012 Racked Awards. With the help of Reyka Vodka and Milagro Tequila, revelers toasted winners from Racked NY, Racked LA, Racked Chicago, and Racked National. Vegetarian super-chef Amanda Cohen of Dirty Candy provided the snacks, and Nine West provided the gift bags.

Partygoers included everyone from e-commerce site Moda Operandi to New York-based men's powerhouse Odin, and from affordable chain C. Wonder to high-end Upper East Side boutique Fivestory. They schmoozed, boozed, made take-home flipbooks, and tried on the night's awards, the signature golden turban. As the evening ended, company founder Lockhart Steele congratulated the winners and announced two in-house promotions. Racked NY editor Izzy Grinspan will become the company's first editorial director, overseeing the site's expansion across the nation, while Tiffany Yannetta will take over as senior editor on the New York site.