Here Are the Top Ten 'Shopaholic' Cities in the US (The Results Will Surprise You--New York Didn't Make The List)

So if you had to guess which cities in the US shop the most, what would be your guess? LA and New York come to mind, for sure. But a new study published at Bundle last week sheds some light on which cities' residents actually shell out the the most for clothes. And they're not the ones you'd expect. Bundle looked at the top 100 cities by population to figure out which spent the most on clothes, shoes, and other garments. They sourced their data from the US government, from Citi, and from "third party data providers." After a year of data (from March 2010 to March 2011), they were able to determine the ten cities that shop the most. The dollar amounts listed represent the average amount spent per month on "clothes, shoes, and other wear." Here are the 10 most shopping-est cities (is yours there?):
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So if you had to guess which cities in the US shop the most, what would be your guess? LA and New York come to mind, for sure. But a new study published at Bundle last week sheds some light on which cities' residents actually shell out the the most for clothes. And they're not the ones you'd expect. Bundle looked at the top 100 cities by population to figure out which spent the most on clothes, shoes, and other garments. They sourced their data from the US government, from Citi, and from "third party data providers." After a year of data (from March 2010 to March 2011), they were able to determine the ten cities that shop the most. The dollar amounts listed represent the average amount spent per month on "clothes, shoes, and other wear." Here are the 10 most shopping-est cities (is yours there?):
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So if you had to guess which cities in the US shop the most, what would be your guess? LA and New York come to mind, for sure. But a new study published at

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10. Bakersfield, CA ($201.50/month)

9. Austin, TX ($213/month)

8. Seattle, WA ($221.17/month)

7. San Jose, CA ($221.17/month)

6. San Francisco, CA ($227.42/month)

5. Dallas, TX ($228.58/month)

4. Scottsdale, AZ ($243.17/month)

3. Nashville, TN ($251.17/month)

2. Arlington, VA ($254.58/month)

1. Washington, DC ($263/month)

Who could have guessed that DC, whose reputation is not that of a particularly stylish city, would buy the most clothes? [Ed. note: Leah, who is from DC, definitely did not guess her hometown would be number one.] California is well-represented, but LA surprisingly didn't make the list. Dallas is sort of an obvious one, but where are the other world-class shopping cities, like Chicago and New York? This survey just goes to prove that people everywhere are looking for a decent outfit or two. Are you listening, retailers?