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Taking a page from our sister site Eater LA's Hottest Chefs contest, we're going to spend the month of July attempting to identify the sexiest person in LA retail. Our winner can be male or female, store owner or sales associate, as long as it's someone the public encounters while shopping on a regular basis somewhere within the Greater LA area (and we're being generous and including the OC and the 818, too).
Of course, we can't do this without your help. Feel free to (anonymously) nominate someone -- even yourself! Yes, especially yourself! No judgment -- hell, hats off to you for keeping your self esteem high in this crazy town. Send your picture and place of employment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shoppers, feel free to nominate your favorite retail hotties as well.
The fine print: We're definitely not going to force anyone to participate—this is opt-in only. Also, we all know hotness is subjective, so personal style carries serious weight around these parts. Once we get enough nominees, we'll seed them and put them to a series of votes. The ultimate winner will receive glory, fame, and the title of Hottest Shopkeep 2011.
· Hot Chefs [Eater LA]