...And now the latest from your intrepid shoppers over at Racked Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's shopping, style, and retail from the sidewalks up.
EVERYWHERE - For the first time in history, We're putting it to a vote - the best shops in the city according to Racked readers. These are The Racked Awards. Next Tuesday we'll be announcing the winners at a glamorous Manhattan gala and bringing the coveted Golden Turbans home to the winners. It's not too late to vote - categories range from Store of the Year to Best Locally Owned Online Shop.
EVERYWHERE - This week was the intense barrage of fashion shows, shopping events, sales, and parties we know as Fashion Focus. Our hours were spent in the tent at Millennium Park, staking out trunk shows and hustling to off-site runway presentations. Join us in our coverage of this week's frenzy of all that is Fashion Focus Chicago 2011.