The most fashion-forward cities in the US

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When thinking about the most fashionable cities, your mind might first jump to places like Milan and Paris. But when it comes to the U.S., which city wears the pants? Finder scored cities across the country based on a number of fashion factors to find out who’s dressed to the nines.

Though the list is dominated by larger cities, we also looked to see which cities came out on top on a per-capita basis. Only one of the previous top five made the list — Oakland, California came in first place as the most fashionable city per capita.

Want to see if your town made the list? Take a look at our table to see our top 15 fashion-forward cities.

15. Atlanta

  • Luxury fashion stores: 43
  • Fashion-related establishments: 639
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 126.1
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 53.25

14. Washington, D.C.

  • Luxury fashion stores: 55
  • Fashion-related establishments: 1,300
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 184.2
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 40.63

13. Richmond, Virginia

  • Luxury fashion stores: 6
  • Fashion-related establishments: 293
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 127.2
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 56.88

12. New York City

  • Luxury fashion stores: 280
  • Fashion-related establishments: 3,900
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 46.8
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 80.75

11. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Luxury fashion stores: 3
  • Fashion-related establishments: 260
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 118.1
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 64.13

10. Buffalo, New York

  • Luxury fashion stores: 6
  • Fashion-related establishments: 320
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 125.4
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 62.88

9. Miami

  • Luxury fashion stores: 39
  • Fashion-related establishments: 889
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 190.0
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 47.63

8. St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Luxury fashion stores: 10
  • Fashion-related establishments: 505
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 190.3
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 48.38

7. Las Vegas

  • Luxury fashion stores: 106
  • Fashion-related establishments: 1,200
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 184.2
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 50.50

6. Boston

  • Luxury fashion stores: 55
  • Fashion-related establishments: 1,100
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 158.8
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 58.63

5. Norfolk, Virginia

  • Luxury fashion stores: 7
  • Fashion-related establishments: 419
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 172.6
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 55.88

4. New Orleans

  • Luxury fashion stores: 18
  • Fashion-related establishments: 588
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 150.7
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 63.25

3. Orlando, Florida

  • Luxury fashion stores: 19
  • Fashion-related establishments: 576
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 200.4
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 49.88

2. Honolulu

  • Luxury fashion stores: 40
  • Fashion-related establishments: 884
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 256.2
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 35.38

1. Oakland, California

  • Luxury fashion stores: 73
  • Fashion-related establishments: 1,600
  • Fashion-related establishments per 100k population: 369.5
  • Google trends average for top fashion items of 2020: 46.38

Methodology

To identify the most fashionable cities in America, Finder looked at the number of fashion-related establishments in each city along with keyword search trends for the top fashion items in 2020. We looked at US cities with a population of at least 200,000 according to the July 2019 Population Census.

Data on the number of fashion-related establishments in each city was sourced from Yelp’s Fusion API with business search endpoint and parameters ‘categories’: ‘fashion, All’ as of January 11, 2020. The category “fashion” includes accessories, men’s and women’s clothing and department stores, among other subcategories. For a detailed list of the included subcategories, please refer to Yelp’s category list documentation.

We defined “luxury fashion stores” as fashion establishments that were priced at ‘$$$$’ on Yelp in each city.

We determined the top fashion items of 2020 based on SEMRush’s Exploding Fashion Trends 2020. We picked two items from each of the categories Clothes, Accessories, Jewelry and Footwear: “red suit,” “black jeans,” “gloves,” “stockings,” “silver chain,” “earrings,” “sneakers” and “slippers.”

For each fashion item, we looked at Google Trends data from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 in each metropolitan area and averaged the search interest across each fashion item.

This article originally appeared on the Finder.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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