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The polls for the first Racked Awards have closed, the votes have been counted?and now, here's the list of who'll be drinking champagne out of a Golden Turban in the very near future. This list spans our massive, sprawling city (even OC!), and identifies the stores that keep it both fashionable and interesting. The list of winners is as diverse (and unexpected) as the city itself. There were a couple of upsets and a little intrigue, but the winners prevailed. But in our eyes (and in yours), everyone's a winner. Some are just more winner-er, that's all.
"Independent" Store of the Year
Nominees: Confederacy, Decadestwo.1, Heist, Satine, THVM Atelier
Winner: THVM Atelier
"Chain" Store of the Year
Nominees: Barneys New York, Creatures of Comfort, Fred Segal, Madison, Opening Ceremony
Winner: Barneys New York
Best Sale of the Year
Nominees: Barneys New York Warehouse Sale, Confederacy's Women's Blowout, Jet Rag $1 sale, Isabel Marant, Fred Segal's 75% off
Winner: Barneys Warehouse Salele
Best New Store
Nominees: Brigade, Confederacy's Rebecca Minkoff takeover, In Residence, Mohawk General Store relocation, Zimmermann
Winner: Mohawk General Store
Best Men's Store
Nominees: Barneys New York, Confederacy, Opening Ceremony, RRL, South Willard
Nominees: Agent Provocateur, Coco de Mer's Touch/Kiss/Shag, Alpha Man's Lawn Games, Madison on 3rd's Missoni, Neiman Marcus Holiday '10/'11
Best Shopping Street
Nominees: Abbot Kinney, Melrose Avenue, Robertson Blvd., Rodeo Drive, West 3rd Street
Most Mindblowing Shoe Collection
Nominees: Bloomingdale's, Christian Louboutin, Mona Moore; Triple-decker Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza, Saks Fifth Avenue
Winner: SCP Nordstrom
Most Mindblowing Shoe Collection Turban will go to the triple-decker Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza.
· All Racked Awards 2011 coverage [Racked LA]