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Presenting the Winners of the 2013 Racked Awards

The prize for winning a Racked Award? This golden turban. Photo by Daniel Krieger
The prize for winning a Racked Award? This golden turban. Photo by Daniel Krieger

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Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to unveil the winners of the 2013 Racked Awards for San Francisco. Our victors represent the best of retail in SF across 12 categories. The competition was fierce and the decisions were near impossible, because all of the nominees work incredibly hard and kick ass at what they do.

Before we list the winners, let's go over the rules and logistics. For the first nine categories listed below, the Racked SF staff chose a winner after much deliberation. For the final three, we asked readers to choose between an editor-chosen list of nominees. Nominees and winners alike will be feted at a party tonight in Manhattan. San Francisco winners should watch their mail for their coveted prize: the official golden turban of the Racked Awards. And now, without further ado, the winners in San Franciso.

Editor's Choice Nominees (Winners to be announced Oct. 10)

Best Fitness Studio
Winner: Bay Club
· 3rd Street Boxing Gym
· BodyRok
· Crunch on Polk
· Equinox
· Fitness SF
· ODC Dance Commons
· Planet Granite
· Sports Club LA
· Studiomix
· TRX Training Center

Best Indie Home Store
Winner: Cavalier Goods
· Aldea
· Monument
· The Perish Trust
· Sue Fisher King
· The Future Perfect
· Therapy
· Urban Mercantile

Best Indie Jewelry Store
Winner: Fiat Lux
· Esqueleto
· Gallery of Jewels
· Jest Jewels
· Manika Jewelry
· No.3
· Secession Art & Design
· Union Street Goldsmith

Best Local Designer
Winner: Erica Tanov
· Ali Golden
· Basil Racuk
· Camelia Skikos
· Freda Salvador
· Gr.dano
· Gus Harput
· Job & Boss
· Julie Weston
· Lazy Twins
· The 2 Bandits
· The Podolls

Best National Brand from SF
Winner: Levi's
· Banana Republic
· Crate & Barrel
· Gap
· Jansport
· Pottery Barn
· Restoration Hardware
· West Elm
· Williams Sonoma
· The North Face

Best Online Goes Offline
Winner: Bonobos Guideshop
· Balsam Hill
· Betabrand
· Pickwick & Weller
· Umami Mart

Pop Up of the Year
Winner: Storenvy
· Indochino
· Jill Milan
· Louis Vuitton for America's Cup
· Metier
· Northern Grade
· Sandro at Bloomingdale's
· Score at the Academy of Sciences
· SF Made at the Westfield

Best Union Square/FiDi Addition
Winner: Wingtip
· Converse
· Sandro
· Uniqlo
· Vera Wang
· Tomboy Taylors
· Scoop NYC

Best Vintage Store
Winner: Ver Unica
· Idol Vintage
· La Rosa
· Painted Bird
· Relic Vintage
· Retro Fit
· Schauplatz
· Sui Generis
· Vacation
· Wasteland

Reader's Choice Winners

Best New Store
Winner: Freda Salvador
· Aesop
· Converse
· Freda Salvador
· Gant Rugger
· Muji
· Sandro
· Scoop NYC
· The Future Perfect
· Uniqlo
· Vera Wang

Best Men's Store
Winner: Sean
· Gant Rugger
· Nomads
· Onassis Clothing
· Paul Smith
· Revolver
· Taylor Stitch
· The Brooklyn Circus
· Unionmade
· Welcome Stranger
Honorable mention: Wingtip

So Hot Right Now
Winner: Alexis Bittar
· Converse
· Eden & Eden
· Elizabeth Charles
· Establish
· Levi's
· Mira Mira
· No.3
· Seedstore
· Uniqlo

Louis Vuitton

150 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 415 399 9001 Visit Website


3811 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122 415-564-5054 Visit Website

Sui Generis Consignment

2231 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 415 437 2231 Visit Website

UNIQLO (ユニクロ)

111 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 877 486 4756 Visit Website