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On October 16, our fourth annual Racked Awards gala celebration is taking place in NYC, where we'll toast our country's best and brightest retail stars. Instead of unveiling LA's winners on the day of the party like last year, this time around we'll announce one winner daily for the next ten days leading up the party.
Anine Bing's LA-based label was born two years ago when the Danish designer discovered a gaping hole in the "perfect skinny jeans" market. Infused with her own "rocker-bohemian" aesthetic, the Danish model-turned-designer's line of off-duty essentials swiftly scored blogstar backing, thanks to her Coachella-ready boots and perfect leather jackets.
After being named one of LA's best brands of 2013, the Bing buzz continued when the Sweden-bred designer revealed her plans to open an IRL shop. This summer, the stylish mother of two made good on her promise to bring #aninesworld in brick-and-mortar form and debuted her first LA boutique on West 3rd Street.