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Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Launched on April 2, 2008, Racked LA is a blog about shopping, neighborhood stores and the retail scene of Los Angeles. Like all Curbed sites, Racked comes at its world from the street up, covering everything from the newest West Side boutiques to gas station gift shops in East LA. If it's a place that will take your money, Racked is here to tell you about it.

Racked is published by the Curbed Network, a collection of neighborhood blogs in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Our other sites are: Curbed (in LA), the network flagship and a blog about the real estate and neighborhoods of New York, the restaurant blog Eater (in in LA), and, during the summer season, The Beach, which covers the Hamptons.

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