Skip to comments.DC leads list of most shopaholic cities in America - and New York doesn't even make it into top ten
Posted on 11/08/2011 1:10:11 PM PST by Hunton Peck
The biggest fashion spenders in America aren't New Yorkers, Los Angelinos or even Chicagoans. They're Washington, DC locals.
A new list by Bundle.com focuses on different spending habits across the U.S. - and has thrown some less than predictable cities into the fashion spotlight.
Focusing on average monthly spend on clothes, shoes and other wear, the figures show that DC - not normally associated with fashion - is packed with shopaholics who spend, on average, a massive $263 each month on clothes and shoes. Serious spending: As much as NYC is viewed as a shoppers' city, it is Washington DC that is full of shopaholics, according to Bundle
Serious spending: As much as NYC is viewed as a shoppers' city, it is Washington DC that is full of shopaholics, according to Bundle
The data is taken from across the country, combining figures from the U.S. government, Citi, and other sources, between March 2010 and March 2011.
While the national monthly average spent on clothes and shoes is $142.08, the big spenders level out at almost double that.
Average monthly spending on clothes, shoes and other wear:
1. Washington, DC: $263 2. Arlington, VA: $254.58 3. Nashville, TN: $251.17 4. Scottsdale, AZ: $243.17 5. Dallas, TX: $228.58 6. San Francisco, CA: $227.42 7. San Jose, CA: $221.17 8. Seattle, WA: $221.17 9. Austin, TX: $213 10. Bakersfield, CA: $201.50
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Well, why not? They have all our money.
And, they have to spend it on something important - themselves!
I think the #2 place can be considered the same place as #1.
Somebody will have to explain #10 Bakersfield, CA to me.....
Drug $$$ ???
At least they’re consistent...
My total clothing expenses lat month; $21.27. One pair of jeans two sizes over in waste to fit concealed holster.
Seattle doesn’t surprise me - it’s a very secular, affluent city with a four-season climate, inviting the need for multiple types of clothing. But I’m surprised there are so many warm-climate cities on the list.
The top two on the list are at the tip of a giant, unending taxpayer funnel.
Not to mention the non-demanding nature of “public service” and the rich benefits and pensions.
Shoe shopping is just a sidelight.