Website of the week
I have a fantasy. No, not that kind of fantasy; this one involves quitting my job and writing Cheryl Shops full time. Of course, that's not going to happen anytime soon--I have a mortgage and a serious shoe habit--but a girl can dream. Anyway, if I did write Cheryl Shops full time, I'd like to think that it would be as awesome as Racked, the new shopping blog from the excellent Curbed family. If shopping blogs can be categorized as either product-focused (like mine) or store-focused (like The Shophound, who's a contributor here), Racked would fall into the latter category--it's more "Here's a new store opening" rather than "Here's the cutest bag I've ever seen." And that's a good thing, because instead of editorializing everything, Racked is simply a kickass shopping resource--from sample sale listings to detailed masstige reporting, it sticks to the facts. For the browsing-lazy, Racked does a daily roundup of blog (and old-school media) news, too. Of course, there's an editor and two reporters behind all this comprehensive coverage, and I am only one girl. So I wholeheartedly endorse Racked--I've already added it to my daily blogroll, and I suggest that you do too, especially if you're a New Yorker who loves to shop.

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