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Announcing the 2012 LA Racked Awards Winners!

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After seven categories, 35 contestants and lots of voting (thank you!), the second-annual Racked Awards winners have been selected. The list of shop owners that will soon be making space on their mantles for a coveted golden turban encompasses a beloved indie, a Brazilian import, a hair styling phenomena and a temple to high-end beauty products. Awards shaped like questionable head accessories aside, everyone included here is a winner or else we wouldn't have even nominated them. Perhaps the most winner-er-y, though, is our Best Men's Store victor GANT Rugger, who is offering Racked readers 25% off storewide at their new Abbot Kinney flagship. The deal runs Friday through Monday. And now, on to the awards!

Category: Shoe Store of the Year
Contestants: American Rag, Barneys New York, Carmen Steffens, DF Feet, Kathryn Amberleigh, Carmen Steffens
THE WINNER: Carmen Steffens

Category: Best New Store
Contestants: Kelly Wearstler, Scoop NYC, Clare Vivier, Myrtle, Cerre

Category: Store of the Year
Contestants: Reformation, Satine, TenOverSix, Nordstrom, Intermix
THE WINNER: Reformation

Category: Best Men's Store
Contestants: Unis, GANT Rugger, H. Lorenzo, Steven Alan Annex, General Quarters

Category: Best Beauty, Health or Fitness Craze
Contestants: DryBar, SoulCycle, Pressed Juicery, Blushington, CrossFit

Category: Best Place to Blow a Paycheck
Contestants: Maxfield, Fred Segal, Opening Ceremony, American Rag Cie, Space.NK

Category: Best Place to Shop for Vintage
Contestants: Shareen Vintage, Decades, Sielian's Vintage Apparel, The Rose Bowl Flea Market, What Goes Around Comes Around
THE WINNER: What Goes Around Comes Around

· Vote Now! The Best Place in LA to Shop for Vintage Is... [Racked]
· Vote Now! LA's Best Beauty, Health or Fitness Craze Is... [Racked]
· Vote Now! LA's Best Men's Store Is... [Racked]
· Vote Now! LA's Store of the Year Is... [Racked]
· Vote! What is LA's Best New Store? [Racked]
· The Voting Begins! Name the LA Shoe Store of the Year [Racked]


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What Goes Around Comes Around

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