Sometimes it's just a little too easy to pick on certain cities by regurgitating stereotypes for how its residents behave.
The clothes they wear and the items they buy are simple, data-supported ways to see if certain populations actually conform to the public's impression of them. With Christmas coming up, we can see exactly how some of America's major cities stack up against their stereotypes. True, or not true?
With help from the data crunchers at fashion site Polyvore, we looked at eight metropolises: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Dallas. Polyvore's proprietary data highlights what its fashionista members searched for throughout 2014. You can see pretty clearly that these major towns fall into line.
Polyvore's main demographic tends to be younger, often college-age females who are on the cutting edge of fashion and style. It's not the average crowd but the trendsetters leading the way.