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Welcome to Racked DC, Your Source for Shopping Intelligence

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Racked DC is here! And the timing couldn't be better. New stores are landing in Washington every day, our First Lady is a powerhouse style icon, and we shall never ever talk about Beltway commuters in tennis shoes and hose again. At Racked, we'll cover this stylish new Washington from the ground up, taking you to the best new local boutiques, finding you the District's best bargains, and showcasing everything this city has to offer in terms of fashion and shopping.

Racked DC is excited to be joining the Racked family of sites, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philly and Vegas—which is also launching today.

A little about me: My name is Adele Chapin. I'm a native of Fairfax, Virginia, a current resident of the Atlas District, and a proud Washingtonian. My writing has been published in Eater DC, Curbed DC, BizBash Washington, Refinery29 DC, and the Washington Post Magazine. Trend-spotting is a major hobby for me, and I have a pile of capes, sneaker wedges, and ear cuffs to prove it.

Most importantly, I am thrilled to see D.C. recognized as a place where global brands set up outposts, and totally unique, creative boutiques put us on the map as a shopping destination. I can't wait to hear from you about everything from a new shop down the street to the perfect pair of jeans you found. From newsy to wacky, drop us a line at, follow us on Twitter at @RackedDC, and let's do this thing.