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Just as TV land gears up for its biggest awards event of the year, we're ready to launch ours. Drumroll, please... the Racked Awards are. back. This year, we're going to ask for your help in picking the winners for three juicy categories: Best New Store, Best Men's Store, and the sure-to-be-smokin' So Hot Right Now. There will be other categories, too, but we'll judge those internally. (We love a little mystery.) We'll announce the full slate of winners on October 10, in tandem with a blowout bash in New York that night.
But now, without father ado, here are the nominees for Best New Local Store of 2013. Nominees range from new outposts for Chicago designers Anastasia Chatzka and Azeeza Khan to Tom Ford's glossy new digs on Oak Street. We've also heard you wax poetic about Madewell; and readers, we know you love your Von Z. But, which store is "the one?" Let us know by casting your vote below. This poll will be open for 24 hours.