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Introducing All of the Nominees for the 2013 Racked Awards

The prize for winning a Racked Award? This golden turban
The prize for winning a Racked Award? This golden turban

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The 2013 Racked Awards are coming up on October 10th, and after three reader votes this month, it's time to announce all of the nominees. To refresh, the categories—ranging from Coolest Pop-Up Shop to Best New Store—include contenders that really killed it this year in terms of offering up phenomenal, and often innovative, retail experiences. See the full list of nominees after the jump, and stay tuned for when we announce all of the winners (and toast them at our gala celebration!), on the 10th.

So Hot Right Now: Reader Vote
Nominees: Owen, Fivestory, VFiles, Carson Street Clothiers, Reformation
Winner: VFiles

Best New Store: Reader Vote
Nominees: American Two Shot, Kirna Zabete, Dagny + Barstow, Swords-Smith, Personnel of New York
Winner: Personnel of New York

Best Men's Store: Reader Vote
Nominees: Carson Street Clothiers, Hickoree's Floor Two, Steven Alan, C.H.C.M., Pilgrim Surf + Supply
Winner: Hickoree's Floor Two

Coolest Pop-Up Shop:
Nominees: BaubleBar in Soho, Kate Spade Saturday's Touch Screen Stores, Anthem Wares, The Newsstand, Bite

Best Budget-Friendly Spot
Nominees: Teddy, Darling, O.N.A., Pixie Market, Dalaga

Cutest Store Sidekick
Nominees: Merlin (Condor), Ginge (Swords-Smith), Franklin (Crest Hardware), Bill Cooper (The Cast), Pizza (O.N.A.)

Best Sample Sale
Nominees: Diptyque (February), Lululemon Yoga Bowl (February), Nanette Lepore's Archival Sale (March), Comme des Garçons (May), Rebecca Minkoff (May), Tibi (May), Opening Ceremony (June), DVF (June), Rachel Comey (June)

Best Stunt:
Nominees: The Alexander Wang Clothing Giveaway, Target's Grand Central Dollhouse, The Giant Shirt at Maryam Nassir Zadeh, The Tiffany's Blue Box at Rockefeller Center, The Creepy Williamsburg Web Cam

Freshest Fitness Concept:
Nominees: Aqua Studio, Brooklyn Crew, Syncstudio, The Fhitting Room, Torque

Best New Home Goods Store:
Nominees: Goods for the Study, Jung Lee, Resortation Hardware Outlet, Steven Alan Home, West Elm Market

Best French Import:
Nominees: Iro, Equipment, Maje, Maison Kitsuné, Sandro

Best Online Goes Offline:
Nominees: Bonobos Guideshops, Warby Parker's Greene Street Store, BaubleBar's The Bar, The Everlane Workshop, Indochino's Traveling Tailor

The nine categories that don't already have winners will go up for an editorial vote, with all of the winners announced on Thursday, October 10th.
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Kirna Zabete

477 Broome Street, New York, NY 10012 212-941-9656 Visit Website

Pilgrim Surf + Supply

68 N 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 218-7456 Visit Website

Opening Ceremony

35 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013 (212) 219-2688 Visit Website


98C South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 347 599 2969 Visit Website


2 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012 212-673-8601 Visit Website

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

123 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002 212-673-6405 Visit Website

Maison Kitsuné

1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 212-481-6010 Visit Website


18 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021 212-288-1338 Visit Website


110 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012 Visit Website

Dalaga NYC

150 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 718 389 4049 Visit Website

Rachel Comey

95 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012 212-334-0455 Visit Website

Alexander Wang

103 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013 212-977-9683 Visit Website