When you think of American cities that are hotbeds for fashionistas which ones come to mind? Los Angeles? New York City? Atlanta? Chicago?

Bu a new list by Bundle.com hails Irvine, California as America’s most fashionable city. If you’re like me, you may be wondering how this can be, but according to Bundle, they picked the most populous cities in the U.S. and analyzed which cities had the highest number “fashion-conscious households.”

Bundle explains:

We based our index on the percentage of “fashion-conscious households” in our sample, which we defined as households that had at least four transactions at top-end designer merchants in the past 30 months. 

Coming in at an unexpected number one was Irvine, CA, which ranked nearly four times above the U.S. average in clothing spending. Home of the OC and one of the richest cities in America, Irvine residents can certainly afford those designer duds.

While Irvine topped the list, edging out both New York and Los Angeles (two and three respectively), Buffalo, NY brought up the rear. But considering the index is based on how many people make upscale, designer purchases both the weather and fewer discretionary dollars could be to blame.

Check out the full list:

What do you think of the list? Is your city one of America’s “most fashionable”?

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  • http://www.shesgottawriteit.com a.chigozie

    chicago shouldn’t be on that list before atl lol

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  • http://www.purplekeychain.blogspot.com purplekeychain

    so… “fashion conscious” means high end designer labels? hmm…

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  • The Taker

    Holy crap Flushing beat out Brooklyn (yes I live in Flushing). Shocking and not so Shocking at the same time. But Hell yeah!!. I must say I am quite the Diva extraordinaire who possesses the most flair, I stay dressed to the nines when I’m out getting mines…. Anyway, I’m not surprised to see my beloved NYC sitting way on this list. Home to Mercedes Benz- Fashion Week, what else could you expect.

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  • Olivia

    Wow, Pittsburgh number 30? All the small cities are towards the bottom, no surprise I guess. :I

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