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It's that time of the year again where we reflect on how and where we shop, who's still in and who lost their pizazz. That's right folks, it's now time for your updated list of definitive shopping experiences in Chicago (AKA) where to spend it. This is the Fall 2011 Racked 38.

This season's list drops Workshop in Pilsen because Owner/ Designer, Annie Novotny moved in with Post 27, another Racked 38 shop. Up north, Transistor in Andersonville also fell off the list because they moved out of Andersonville to Lincoln Square, and quite frankly, the new shop isn't as cool as the old one. Speaking of not so cool anymore is Veruca Salt who has become complacent in gender-neutral customer service after adding men's clothes to their mix. In addition there are a few minor tweaks in Ikram's street address, le Dress' sister store losing its lease to Wolford's in The Shops at North Bridge. Filling Transistor's place, we added Morlen Sinoway, purveyor of custom furniture, limited edition artisanal jewelry and other curiosities. We also felt it was our duty to add Sofia on Oak Street for their ballsy decision to cut out men's and focus on higher end women's in both new and vintage. Lastly, Lissa Boutique was added to the list for consistently buying some of the edgiest designers since moving her shop to River North.

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1. Haberdash

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607 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 624-8551

2. Blake

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212 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 202-0047

3. Shrine

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47 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 675-2105

4. Room Service Chicago

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5438 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-5438

5. The Modern Shop

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111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-3600

6. Gamma Player

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180 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 917-0800

7. Sarca

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710 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 255-0900

8. Post 27

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1819 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 829-6122

9. Penelope's

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1913 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 395-2351

10. Robin Richman

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2108 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-6150

11. Ikram

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15 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 587-1000

12. Merz Apothecary

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4716 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 989-0900

13. Akira Footwear, Bucktown

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1849 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-8684

14. Luminaire

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301 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-9582

15. Chalk Boutique

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2611 Prairie Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 424-0011

16. LeDress

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1741 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

17. June Blaker

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870 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 751-9220

18. Syd Jerome Men's Wear

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2 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 346-0333

19. p+L boutique

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2956 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-3758

20. Aaron's Apothecary

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2338 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 360-8595

21. Elements

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741 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 642-6574

22. Eskell

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1509 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 486-0830

23. Dovetail

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1452 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 243-3100

24. Fix Boutique

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25. Bonnie and Clyde's

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1751 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-2680

26. Cerato Boutique

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3451 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-8604

27. Cynthia Rowley

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808 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 528-6160

28. Hazel

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1902 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 769-2227

29. p.45

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1643 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 862-4523

30. Apartment Number 9

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1804 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 395-2999

31. American Science & Surplus

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5316 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 763-0313

32. Architectual Artifacts

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4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348-0622

33. Agga B.

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1717 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 772-2230

34. Greer

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1657 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-8000

35. Mark Shale

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900 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-0720

36. Morlen Sinoway Atelier

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1052 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 432-0100

37. Lissa Boutique

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750 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 563-9470

38. Sofia

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72 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-0878

1. Haberdash

607 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
607 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

2. Blake

212 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60610
212 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

3. Shrine

47 E Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611
47 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611

4. Room Service Chicago

5438 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
5438 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

5. The Modern Shop

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

6. Gamma Player

180 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
180 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

7. Sarca

710 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
710 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

8. Post 27

1819 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
1819 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

9. Penelope's

1913 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
1913 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

10. Robin Richman

2108 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647