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The Story on Shopping

If you want to know how people around the country are shopping, just ask the retailers and banks and credit card companies who collect reams of data on consumer buying patterns. Some interesting tidbits: southerners prefer white, green and pink clothes while Los Angelinos like black, white, and gray. Detroit residents have been on a shopping spree recently, while New Yorkers continue to cut back. The average Dallas woman spends less on fashion than the average woman in Washington D.C., despite Dallas’s flashy reputation. Trendsters might want to head to Brooklyn, New York, which “is increasingly a center for indie fashion, with designers whipping up jewelry in their apartments, selling them at the ‘Brooklyn Flea’ market and wearing home-sewn clothes.” [%comments]