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Here's Racked Boston with this week's hot shopping news, On the Racked.
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BACK BAY—Boston was thrown for a loop when Fashion's Night Out was cancelled for September, but it seems local players here in Boston are pursuing an alternative shopping event next month.

HUB-WIDE—Welcome to Boston, new students! For those who are used to the comforts of home, the concrete cells known as dorm rooms can be a bit uncomfortable at first, but fear not—here are eight items to remedy that, stat.

ALLSTON/BRIGHTON—Think the area is only good for dive bars and cheap eats? Both well-know and off-the-radar stores line the streets of these often paired-up neighborhoods, and we've mapped 10 of them.

DOWNTOWN—Ladies and gents—the votes have been counted and our Hottest Trainer for 2013 has been decided by you, our zealous readers. See who won.