Special Report

Least Fashionable Cities in America

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35. Pearl City, HI
> Number of fashion stores: 17
> Median household income: $76,440

Pearl City, Hawaii, is one of the least fashionable cities in the nation largely because there are only 17 fashion-related stores within the city borders. However, travel just 2.5 miles outside the city’s boundaries and you’ll find a shopping gem, Pearlridge Shopping Center, which is full of hundreds of shops, many of which are retailers that sell apparel.

34. Minot, ND
> Number of fashion stores: 16
> Median household income: $62,977

Minot, North Dakota, has made a comeback after severe flooding swamped the city in 2011. The city of fewer than 50,000 residents has since built hotels and dining spots, which are great for tourism. Also suitable for tourists are shopping opportunities, but Minot only has 16 retailers selling apparel. Minot is also known for its museums and Air Force Base.

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33. Madison, AL
> Number of fashion stores: 16
> Median household income: $101,149

Located just 12 miles west of Huntsville, Alabama, Madison is a great city for outdoor activities. For example, Rainbow Mountain Trails is a popular 1.5-mile loop nearby. However, when it comes to shopping, Madison doesn’t offer a lot, with only 16 fashion-related stores. Huntsville, however, offers a wider variety of stores, 143 to be exact, including an Armani store.

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32. Moore, OK
> Number of fashion stores: 15
> Median household income: $62,031

Unfortunately, Moore, Oklahoma, is likely best known for being the epicenter of tornadoes, located in the middle of the state. Moore also happens to be one of the least fashionable cities in the nation, with just 15 apparel stores.

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31. Tonawanda, NY
> Number of fashion stores: 15
> Median household income: $57,186

About 12 miles north of Buffalo lies Tonawanda, a small city with only 15 retailers selling apparel. City residents likely have better luck staying up to date on fashion trends by shopping in Buffalo, where there are 92 places to shop, ranging from department stores to boutiques and vintage stores.

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