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Citysearch Announces 'Best of Citysearch' Shopping Winners

Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - 02:30

Citysearch, a leading provider of local search services, today announced the winners of the top honors on its fourth annual "Best of Citysearch" guide to the hottest shopping destinations in America. Based on millions of users' votes on, Citysearch determined America's most popular shopping spots, highlighting favorites in the following cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Raleigh- Durham, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Salt Lake City. Citysearch helps shoppers find exactly what they are looking for in their city, brings them the results they want and the information they need to make easy, informed shopping choices.

Between August 18, 2003 and September 30, 2003, Citysearch asked users to vote on a number of shopping categories, ranging from the best antiques and bookstores to the best vintage clothing stores. Citysearch then tabulated the results and have now posted the most popular shopping destinations. Visitors to Citysearch now have access to the nation's best rated shopping right at their fingertips. People can find Citysearch users' choices for the top hot spots in the nation on:

The complete list of winners and nominees from Citysearch's nationwide "Best of Citysearch" shopping list are now featured under their respective category and city, as well as ranked nationally, making this guide the ultimate reference tool for shoppers to research where to spend their time and money in a city. This year's "Best of Citysearch" shopping categories include:

  * Best Antique Store
  * Best Bookstore
  * Best Home Furnishings
  * Best Jewelry
  * Best Kids' Clothing
  * Best Men's Clothing
  * Best Records & CDs
  * Best Women's Clothing
  * Best Vintage and Thrift
  * Best Shoes

"The Best of Citysearch Shopping is a great resource for consumers, whether they are looking for the trendiest new fashions, the best bargains or hard-to-find music," said Briggs Ferguson, chief executive officer of Citysearch. "Shopaholics beware -- the Best of Citysearch Shopping will surprise even the most die-hard shoppers."

  National winners of Best of Citysearch Shopping include:

  * Best Florist:  A French Bouquet Flower Shoppe, Las Vegas, NV
  * Best Gifts:  A Room With A View, Los Angeles, CA
  * Best Women's Clothing:  Base, Miami, FL
  * Best Home Furnishings:  Cities, Austin, TX

  About Citysearch

Citysearch is a leading local search service, providing the most up-to- date information on businesses, from restaurants and retail, to travel and professional services. Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money by delivering more than 500,000 editorial and user reviews of local businesses. Through its unique Local Pay For Performance (PFP) service, Citysearch enables businesses to capture their most relevant customers online while paying only for the leads received. Citysearch is both the number one provider of in-depth restaurant information on the web, influencing more than a million people a month about where to eat, and the number three local directory, supplying information for every domestic zip code. Citysearch is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

SOURCE: Citysearch

CONTACT: Eric Jaffe of Citysearch, +1-213-639-8823,; or Emily Neumann of Ruder Finn, +1-310-479-9929,, for Citysearch

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