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Announcing the 2011 Racked Award Winners for Chicago

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It's time now for the announcement of the year; all rise in honor for the competitors and the victorious winners in all their glory and fanfare; the announcement of the winners of the Racked Awards 2011. From Chicago to New York to Los Angeles and Nation-Wide we've assembled categories and nominated the best personalities, characters, shops, boutiques and neighborhoods. We asked the public and with tooth and nail debated, voted and finally selected the winners. We also took the science of the clouds in the blogosphere and picked additional winners. So without further ado, may we present the winners in Chicago.

RACKED AWARDS 2011

Store of The Year
Nominees: Barneys, Haberdash . Haymaker, Ikram, Lissa, p.45, Shrine, Topshop
Winner: Lissa

Best New Store:
Nominees: C.Dahlstedt, Comet Vintage, Haymaker, Ikram, Perchance Boutique,The Edit
Winner: Ikram

Best Neighborhood for Shopping
Nominees: Andersonville/ Edgewater / Uptown, Bucktown / Wicker Park, Gold Coast, Lakeview / Southport Corridor, Lincoln Park / Old Town, Loop / South Loop, River East / River North / Streeterville
Winner: Bucktown/ Wicker Park

Best Lifestyle Store
Nominees: Elements, Greer, Room Service Chicago, Morlen Sinoway, Post 27, RSVP Gallery
Winner: Elements

Best Locally Owned Online Shop
Nominees: Bucketfeet, Laudi Vidni, Groupon, Left Of Trend, Object Design League, TheTieBar, Trunk Club, Twentythirtyforty
Winner: Bucketfeet

Best Shoe Store
Nominees: Akira, Alamo Shoes, City Soles, Floradora Shoes, Hanigs Shoes, House of Sole, Lori's, Niche, Saint Alfred, Saks Fifth Avenue, Succeez
Winner: Saint Alfred

Best Fabric Store
Nominees: 2121 21st, Fishman's Fabrics, Supreme Novelty Fabrics, Vogue Fabrics
Winner: Supreme Novelty Fabrics