Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
There are big exciting changes for Vox, the parent company of Racked Vegas, especially over on our sister site Eater Vegas, where I'm the editor and you'll see the upgrades in the coming weeks. This piece on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Nina Agdal at Encore Beach Club landed nearly 200,000 page views on Wednesday.
With all the exciting changes, Vox decided to consolidate their hub and eliminate coverage in Boston Philly, D.C. and Vegas. This is the last post I will write on Racked Vegas, at least for now.
Sad news, yes, but along the way I've done had some fun experiences. One feature, What's in Your Handbag?, always fascinated me. Along the way I looked inside handbags from celebrities and regular folks alike. Pia Zadora, Melody Sweets and Penny Pibbets from Absinthe, Piff the Magic Dragon from Vegas Nocturne and Jaime Lynch from Fantasy shared the contents of their handbags. Lynch even told me where she liked to shop for vintage clothes. The very first Miss USA from Nevada Nia Sanchez talked about her favorite places to shop, how she works out on the road and more.
I brought you some of the first reveals from Downtown Summerlin and all the exciting stores going in there, including Nordstrom Rack. Even exploring the new Kitson and Fred Segal, injecting a bit of Southern California into Vegas, has been a blast. And Ikea. Who can forget the moment our shopping dreams came true when the Swedish furniture maker announced plans to open in Vegas.
We even had some exciting first to the United States stores here such as Givenchy and Sisley Paris. Mulberry even brought a touch of Britain to Vegas shopping and Nas and friends opened sneaker boutique 12 A.M. Run.
The site is not going to be pulled offline, so visitors can still find the terrific maps and guides I published along the right-hand side of the page. Find things like the best consignment shops, where to get your hair cut and colored, the luxury spas of Las Vegas, guides to watches, indie boutiques, lingerie and more.
Who knows, we might be back. In the meantime, you can find me on Eater Vegas covering the food and beverage industry here in Vegas and I'm getting my own Website up and running to provide news on fashion and beauty in Vegas. So it's not goodbye, it's see you soon.