Our recent article, "The most and least fashionable cities in America," caused quite a stir on Twitter! According to our data, Irvine, CA ranked as the most fashionable city in America, while Buffalo, NY was the least fashionable.
"Irvine?! Must be all those housewives..."
"The most and least fashionable cities in America...I beg to differ!"
Some tweets were city-specific:
"The most and least fashionable cities in America. Step it up, Philly!" (Philadelphia ranked 0.38 on Bundle's fashion scale, with 1.0 being average).
"Aww poor Bronx RT" (Bronx was rated 0.32, below Philly).
The discussion became heated on Business Insider, which picked up our article:
"Irvine's incredibly conservative and actually filled with more middle class than wealth, so I am shocked by this actually. Why not newport or corona del mar? Those truly are the most materialistic regions.
"Not really, there's been a huge demographic shift in the last few years. Nowadays, the old, white conservatives of Irvine are declining in proportion to 1st and 2nd generation Asian-Americans. Irvine's shockingly becoming one of the more liberal cities in California. Most of the 18 and under and almost half of its 25 demographics in its affluent areas are Asian-American. Anyways, this base of wealthy liberal slanting Asian-Americans is expanding (and if you've been here you know these Asians love to shop), especially in the northern parts of the city. And that, is why Irvine is #1 on this list."
Thanks for the tweets! Stay tuned for our next story, "The most and least fashionable towns in America."