Most Popular Brands By City

Over on Lucky Mag’s website today, they’re running a fascinating slideshow on the various brands that are most popular in different cities. In most cases, it’s extremely telling of the lifestyle and demographics (and climate) of the city itself. I had so much fun looking through the slides.

After the jump, a few of the brand/city pairings I found most interesting! Hope you enjoy!

  • Atlanta, GA 1 of 24
    Atlanta, GA
    The capital of Georgia is home to more than five million people, and began its life as a city as the final stop of the railroad. According to Wikipedia, Atlanta's economy ranks 15th among the world's cities. So, where does Atlanta like to shop?
    Image via Better Trades Atlanta.
  • Steve Madden 2 of 24
    Steve Madden
    Atlanta likes to keep it professional with a bit of urban edge, favoring brands like Steve Madden and DKNY. Lucky notes that of all the cities, Urban Outfitters scored the lowest here. Interesting!
  • Austin 3 of 24
    Keep Austin Weird! (Or is that Portland?) Austin happens to be my handsome husband's favorite city (go Longhorns!).
    Image via Visible Contact.
  • 7 For All Mankind 4 of 24
    7 For All Mankind
    Don't confuse Austinites with your typical Texan. They're a little crunchier, a little edgier, and a little less Stetson. Austin likes to get its shop on at Nike, 7 For All Mankind, and Ralph Lauren.
  • Boston, MA 5 of 24
    Boston, MA
    Boston is a beautiful, quaint, history-stocked little city. Home of the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere, and some really important colleges.
    Image via SolarFeeds.
  • J.Crew 6 of 24
    Of course the preppiest city in the nation loves to shop at the preppiest retailer at the mall! Frankly, I was relieved to hear this. In my imagination, the entire city of Boston is one walking J.Crew catalog.
  • Chicago 7 of 24
    Home of crazy hot dogs and deep dish pizza. And of course, Da Bears. Chicagoans like to shop at . . .
    Image via Richard Seaman.
  • DKNY 8 of 24
    Chicago is a very professional city, and their strongest brands definitely bring their A-game. DKNY, J.Crew, and Banana Republic. All great places to find a killer suit.
  • Los Angeles, CA 9 of 24
    Los Angeles, CA
    Home of Hollywood stars, it is also the third largest economic city in the world, after Tokyo and NYC. And did you know, L.A. has twenty-five sister cities?
    Image via Info Los Angeles.
  • Juicy Couture 10 of 24
    Juicy Couture
    Juicy, Free People, and Steve Madden. This is clearly an epicenter of trends that don't need to worry about playing it safe. Miu Miu also does really well in L.A.
  • Miami, FL 11 of 24
    Miami, FL
    Did you know that downtown Miami is filled with the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S.? (It is also the "Cruise Capital of the World."
    Image via Miami Real Estate Listings.
  • Victoria’s Secret 12 of 24
    Victoria's Secret
    Somehow this didn't surprise me. Lucky also points out that of all the cities, Michael Kors gets his highest ranking in Miami.
  • Minneapolis, MN 13 of 24
    Minneapolis, MN
    Settled by the French in 1680, the Minneapolis area is also home to, yes, the Mall of America.
    Image via
  • Express 14 of 24
    Express enjoys it's highest ranking in Minneapolis. Other strong brands include Victoria's Secret, J.Crew, and Banana Republic.
  • Nashville 15 of 24
    The home of country music! It's been written that the Battle of Nashville was the most decisive tactical victory for the Union Army during the Civil War. How do you like that?
    Image via Trip Advisor.
  • LOFT 16 of 24
    Nashville likes it preppy and sweet, with LOFT as its strongest brand, and Kate Spade also doing quite well.
  • New York, NY 17 of 24
    New York, NY
  • Louis Vuitton 18 of 24
    Louis Vuitton
    Also Gucci, and Marc Jacobs. Are you surprised? (Think of how much stronger LV would be in NYC if they counted all the counterfeit bags sold each year!)
  • Phoenix, AZ 19 of 24
    Phoenix, AZ
    Oh Phoenix, my homeland! Don't let it scare you or anything, but temps reach and exceed 100 degrees 100 days out of 365. But it's a dry heat!
    Image via Wikipedia.
  • True Religion 20 of 24
    True Religion
    Companies that specialize in denim and bling do really well in the Phoenix area, according to brand results. True Religion, Guess, and Juicy Couture.
  • San Francisco, CA 21 of 24
    San Francisco, CA
    Did you know, the warmest it has ever gotten in San Francisco is 103 degrees? It's happened three times in history. (Temps only exceed 75 degrees 28 days of the year!) So where d chilly San Franciscans choose to do most of their shopping?
    Image via TLC.
  • Banana Republic 22 of 24
    Banana Republic
    Banana Republic is one of the three strongest brands in the bay area, along with Marc Jacobs and BCBC.
  • Seattle, WA 23 of 24
    Seattle, WA
    "Seattle? It rains nine months of the year there!" - Sleepless In Seattle.
    Image via
  • The North Face 24 of 24
    The North Face
    Unsurprisingly, our rainy brethren to the northwest prefer their clothing as warm, waterproof, and outdoorsy as possible. (Seattle is also a big area for 7 For All Mankind.)

What do you think? Is your city represented? Do you find it accurate?

See more brands and cities listed at Lucky Mag HERE. All fascinating city tidbits thanks to



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