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On The Racked: Hottest Shopkeep Winner, Epic Lines for McQueen

And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.

1.) Upper East Side: No luck for the procrastinators, as the line into the Alexander McQueen exhibition at The Met swells to epic proportions on "Savage Beauty"'s last week. We're talking six to eight blocks at a stretch.

2.) Soho: Leatherettes, hail thee to Spring Street for the first-ever Frye flagship store. The 6,000-square-foot outpost has an old-timey feel and a leather tattooing station.

3.) NYC: The final vote for Hottest Shopkeep 2011 ends in a forfeit, as the ladies' frontrunner gets redacted by her company. Whoops! Congrats to default winner David Alperin of Goose Barnacle in Brooklyn Heights.

· Racked NY [ny.racked.com]