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The Racked Awards Are On; Philip Lim x Target Fail; Where to Buy Boots for Fall in SF; More!

Welcome to On the Racked where Racked SF editor Kristen Philipkoski shares the top fashion and retail news of the week.

SAN FRANCISCO—The inaugural San Francisco Racked Awards has begun! We've already crowned Freda Salvador as San Francisco's best new store. Check back often for more awards including Best Men's Store, So Hot Right Now, and lots more categories.

UNION SQUARE—There were NO BAGS, Boom! sweaters or accessories at the Philip Lim x Target launch at the City Target downtown on Sunday. Shoppers were not pleased.

SAN FRANCISCO—It's fall, and the time when the rest of the country wants to shop for boots. Let's join in even though we wear them all year round in SF.

PACIFIC HEIGHTS—We have some serious Alexis Bittar fanatics in San Francisco. We asked them to choose their favorite piece by the Brooklyn jewelry designer.

EVERYWHERE—These 9 chic bomber jackets for fall will make you want to revisit this '80s staple.

UNION SQUARE—Head to Barneys on Saturday afternoon to meet Simon Doonan and get a signed copy of his new, dishy book about the fashion industry: "The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences?and Hysteria."

SAN FRANCISCO—Converse and Shoe Biz have teamed up to create a San Francisco-centric version of the classic Chuck Taylor sneakers.

EVERYWHERE—This week in Editor's Picks: a raw denim dog leash, a brush that won't break your hair; a sea spray for perfectly wavy locks; the menswear-inspired shoes to invest in this fall; and lots more.