Tour The California College Town That's Just Been Named 'Most Fashionable City In America'

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When people think of America’s most fashionable cities, New York City and Los Angeles come to mind.But according to retail ratings site Bundle, which looked at household spending at high-end designer merchants, the most fashionable city in America is actually Irvine, Calif. We were shocked too, but then we remembered that Irvine is in Orange County, a place known for its well-heeled residents.

Want to know what it’s like to live in the most fashionable city in America?

Welcome to Irvine, California: The Most Fashionable City In America, with a population of 224,000.

Irvine is in Orange County. You might remember a group of fashionable teenagers who ran around The O.C. in the early 2000's.

Irvine is one of the nation's largest urban planned communities. It encompasses 65 square miles.

There are two major shopping hubs in Irvine: The Spectrum centre and the Market Place.

There are dozens of boutiques and retail outlets within the Spectrum, an economic centre in Irvine.

They include national chains such as Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Lucky Brand, and White House Black Market.

And soon Brides by Demetrios, one of the most prestigious bridal gown designers and retailers in the world, will open at the Spectrum.

At The Market Place, the stores are slightly less luxurious, but you can find hip and affordable brands including Target, TJMaxx, and Ann Taylor Loft.

No fashionable town is complete with out a Macy's.

Irivne's Nordstorm's hosts an annual O.C. Style week, fashioned after New York Fashion Week.

The median family income in Irvine is $107,550. So residents generally have funds to spend on fashion.

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And there are 6,600 restaurants within 15 miles of the city.

Source: CNN Money

If you work up an appetite while shopping, one of the high-end options at The Spectrum is CUCINA enoteca. It's a California-inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop that uses local produce.

Or at Market Place, check out OPAH. You'll be able to sip designer martinis in a modern atmosphere.

The ever-stylish Kardashian clan showed up at a KIIS-FM concert at Irvine's amphitheater a few years back.

Fashionable Charlize Theron has also stopped by. Here she is at the Living Peace Series at UC Irvine in 2010.

Some notable Irvine natives include Will Ferrell, Lindsay Davenport, and Rebecca Black.

Even posh Irvine has an Occupy movement. That's City Hall in the background.

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