The Art of Color(ing)

Here at DENY Designs, we LOVE ourselves some color.  We do not shy away from it.  We do not gravitate towards black, grey or brown.  Nope.  We embrace the brightest shades of the rainbow and share them with you, our consumers.  And where does one’s first passion for color come from?  Most likely from your youth in the form of a crayon.

We just happened upon Nashville sculptor and artist, Herb Williams, who is taking standard Crayola crayons and turning them into incredible works of art.   His sculptures take the art of coloring to a whole new level and have that perfect pop of vibrance and originality that has all of us at DENY in awe.

 

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Colors: What Do They All Mean?

ROYGBIV. Black, gray, white, red, yellow, green, purple and brown—some of your favorite colors, and the colors of your clothes. But who knew that those same colors also signal what kind of person you are, according to online retailer Starfashion.

To help you bring across the personality that you’d like to for various occasions, Starfashion created an infographic ‘Meaning of Colors’ to help you narrow down what colors you should and maybe should not wear.

So what do you think – will you be following these tips to guide your future wardrobe choices?

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Jacqueline Maldonado

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is Jacqueline Maldonado. Jacqueline joined the DENY Designs team in early 2012, and we are so happy to have her! We were drawn immediately to Jacqueline’s vibrant (an incredibly unique) designs. As the year moves on, she is constantly surprising our team with new artworks – making her profile truly standout in the art community!

More about Jacqueline Maldonado:

Jacqueline Maldonado is a New York City native currently residing in Southern California. She spent most of her adult career in various facets of the fashion industry, all the while nurturing her artistic talent through higher education in visual art and developing a discipline in her artistic practice. In her recent move across the country, Jacqueline took a leap of faith to pursue her art as a full-time endeavor. Equipped with sharp focus, ambition, determination, resourcefulness and innate talent, in a very short time, she is beginning to see success as a professional artist. She sells her works as prints and originals and also partners with several retailers and manufacturers who print her work on various products. She is proud to be partnering now with DENY Designs!”

Jacqueline Maldonado The Red Sea Modern Clock

“Jacqueline works in a variety of media and explores many styles and modes of artistic expression; including but not limited to: watercolor, oil pastel, photography, digital imaging, graphic design, textile and surface design. Often, she combines several of these media, inventing unique and modern forms of art. She creates compositions derived from many sources and amalgamations of inspiration: imagination, emotion, nature, memory, and music. When asked to comment on her work, Jacqueline states, “I think about what can be communicated through line, form, tone, composition and the relationship of these elements to each other. I aim to create imaginative work; work that holds mystery, work that is poetic, and work that is luminous with color.”

Check out some of her fabulous designs on DENY Designs products: 

To see all of Jacqueline Maldonado’s amazing art on DENY Designs products, visit her artist page here: http://denydesigns.com/collections/jacqueline-maldonado-all-art

Friday Bright: Amazingly Colorful Art Installations Made with Thread

It is truly incredible how something so basic like a piece of colored thread can be turned into a glorious masterpiece. Artist Gabriel Dawe does just that. Originally from Mexico-city, the Dallas-based artist has been continually creating these jaw-dropping installations that pop up places around the work like Belgium, Canada, Barcelona and the UK.

Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. “His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day.”

All we can say is WOW.

 

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Leah Flores

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is Leah Flores. Leah is new to the DENY Designs team this past month and her unique photography/typography-esque style is one that we have fallen in love with – we are sure you will too!

About Leah Flores:

Leah Flores is a Portland-based artist who brings together her love of photography and illustration to create adventuresome designs. Born in the Pacific Northwest on Leap Year Day 1988, Leah is a first-generation American with Costa Rican and Scottish roots. In her work you will find mountains, forests, and wildflowers woven with hand-lettered evocations to go explore the natural world.

Don’t you love these?!

To see all of Leah Flores designs on DENY products, visit her page here: http://denydesigns.com/collections/leah-flores-all-art

Typography Thursday: Artist Creates Typeface From Bubble Wrap

If you are anything like us, the second you get your hands on a piece of bubble wrap, it’s a goner. Not sure if there has ever in the history of our office been a piece of bubble wrap that entered without being squeezed. This is precisely why we are so impressed by artist Lo Siento. 

The Barcelona-based artist is the mastermind behind creating some lovely typeface designs using only bubble wrap, colored dye and a syringe. Lo Siento carefully injects each bubble to create a gorgeous 4-D typeface that can be seen from any angle.

“[Each typography] is always inspired by a study of the grid,” Lo Siento said. “Each existing grid can hide a typographic character and thus, an alphabet.” In other words, rules were meant to be broken. And then rewritten in bubble wrap and food coloring.

Check it out:

 

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Duvet Tuesday: DENY Designs Duvet Cover Giveaway

Yep. We know it has been awhile, but it is back! It is time for our favorite day of the week (except Friday) – DUVET TUESDAY!

We want to give anyone and everyone who participates the chance to win their very own DENY Designs Duvet Cover.  Nothing beats curling up under the covers after a long day. And what better way to unwind than to surround yourself with gorgeous, fantastical artwork? Turn your basic, boring down comforter into the super stylish focal point of your bedroom – one that your friends and family will surely be jealous of.

We think that’s pretty rad, it’s a $190 value!  Plus, who doesn’t want to snuggle up in something that is free?

 

It’s pretty simple, to enter, just follow DENY Designs on both Facebook and Twitter and then fill out this very, very short form (you only have to enter your name, email, your fave DENY Designs artist and why you really want a duvet) to be entered to win a DENY Designs duvet cover:

http://blog.denydesigns.com/duvet-tuesday-giveaway

We will announce the winner next Tuesday, September 25th on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Good luck, and keep on designing!

              

Brilliant Color: RGB Colorspace Atlas

Color lovers rejoice!

New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has beautifully created an 8 x 8 x 8-inch hard-back cube atlas that effectively documents every variation of RGB color possible!

Named the RGB Colorspace Atlas, the book is a digital offset print on paper with airbrushed cloth cover and book edges create a colorful reference volume of all the colors in existence. The special binding was co-designed by the artist herself in collaboration with daniel e. kelm, and were printed at Wide Awake Garage, an independent bookbinder, with help from Leah Hughes.

Pretty gorgeous right?

 

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Friday Forecast: PANTONE Reveals Top 10 Colors For Spring 2013

It’s that time of year again!  With New York Fashion Week in full swing and designers showcasing their newest looks for Spring 2013, PANTONE has just revealed what colors you will see the most next year.

Now you can plan that Spring wardrobe ahead of time – just make sure it includes something that is ‘Monaco Blue’ – PANTONE’s top color for the spring fashion season of 2013. According to PANTONE Color Institute’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, she describes Monaco Blue as a “wonderful, calming and anchoring color” to the rest of collection.

What other colors can you expect next Spring? PANTONE’s other top 9 colors include ‘Dusk Blue’, ‘Emerald’, ‘Grayed Jade’, ‘Linen’, ‘Poppy Red’, ‘African Violet’, ‘Tender Shoots’, ‘Lemon Zest’ and ‘Nectarine’.

So, do you love or hate these color choices?

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Light In The Dark: Long Exposure Shots using LED Lights

Janne Parviainen is the creative genius, artist and photographer behind this series of shots where he “paints” a room with LED lights and captures the images using a long exposure setting on his camera.

According to Parviainen, no post-production editing was done on the photos and the results came directly from what was captured on the camera – pretty awesome right?

Paviainen said that it took him about 30 minutes to create each shot – by running back and forth through the room, tracing each of the objects with a colored LED light.

Check them out:

 

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You Think This is A Photograph? Well It’s Not.

So you think this is a photograph?

Well it’s not. Yes, you read that correctly – this is not a photograph, but actually a portrait – a real-live hand-drawn portrait by Portugal-based lawyer and hobbyist,  Samuel Silva.

Pretty incredible right? Samuel Silva uses nothing but paper and standard ballpoint pens – yes, the pens that you doodle stick figures with in your meetings. His hyperrealistic portrait uses eight different colors and it took him about 30 hours to complete.

When asked if he’s a professional artist, he replies, “No, I’m just a lawyer, art is just a hobby for me, although it takes from 5 to 50 hours to finish each drawing.”

He should really consider quitting his day job as a Lawyer.

The first picture above is Silva’s hand-drawn portrait, while the one directly below is the photograph.

But wait! There’s more! Check out some more of his absolutely stunning works below, once again, using ONLY pen:

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Incredible: Tiny Sculptures Carved from Crayons

When you think of Crayons, what usually comes to mind? Probably something along the lines of Kindergarten and coloring books right? Well not for the talented Vietnam-born artist Diem Chau. For Chau, a Crayon is not used to color, but is just the start of some of the most amazing detailed carvings and sculptures.

“Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Her work touches on the value of Storytelling, Myths and its ability to connect us to each other through cultural and humanistic similarities. Chau’s current work drifts into new territory by exploring the periphery of the narrative, moments forgotten and faded, or too brief to retain.”

Check them out:

 

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Casey Rogers

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is Casey Rogers! 

Casey Rogers is new to the DENY Designs team and just like us, she is a true animal lover with a great sense of humor. We can’t help but to fall in love with her funny, cute and cuddly animal art (especially the design “Puglet”).

About Casey Rodgers:

My name is Casey Rogers- I am an illustrator from a little town called Stroud in the UK. I graduated from Loughborough university with a BA Hons in printed textiles.

I love to draw all things furry, feathery and fluffy, hopefully with a sense of humour and a unique style. I have had a lifelong fascination with animals of all different shapes and sizes and love to draw their beautiful little faces. I hope I bring a sense of fun and interest to the subject matter.

To see all of Casey Rodgers artwork on DENY Designs products, visit her artist page at: http://denydesigns.com/collections/casey-rogers-all-art

    

Relax and Unwind: Art Installations Made from Pins and Strings

Australia-based tactile typographer Dominique Falla uses only Illustrator, pins and hundreds of yards of colored string to create large-scale typographic art installations.

For all of her installations she uses the same technique: “I draw the type by hand, scan it, redraw it in Illustrator and then make the physical from pin and string. Hundreds and hundreds of meters of string!” says Falla.

She has so many great past creations, but one piece created for Strutten’s Square One exhibition, an event that pays homage to Brisbane creatives, titled Relax and Unwind, really caught our eye.  It took Falla seven hours to hammer in the pins and 18 more to wind all that string. “I liked the idea of ‘unwinding’ being made out of wound string,” she says.

Check the photos of Relax and Unwind below, as well as some of her other brilliant pieces!

 

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Pop of Color: Urban Origami Street Art

Colorful origami is popping up in unexpected urban places in Hong Kong and Vietnam this summer compliments of French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice.  Not just for fun, Mademoiselle Maurice places the installations to convey a deeper message.

She says about her work, “The origami crane became an international symbol of peace. It’s also a tribute for all the victims of the violent actions in our world. We can see an human solidarity network thought of the accumulation of all the papers. Sometimes, I like to imagine when I am folding that all the origamis are like people, and I imagine some imaginary positive connection  between this humans. Therefore, every origami represents in a simplify way some natural elements, in a graphic way, like flowers or birds.”

Hundreds of paper cranes in all different bright colors arranged into urban (and unexpected) masterpieces. So gorgeous!

 

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Madart, Inc.

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week this week is Madart, Inc.

Madart Inc Winter Sparkle Throw Pillow

Madart, Inc. has been with the DENY Designs family from the very beginning.  We were immediately drawn to her incredible use of color and the unique way her designs have the ability to lighten up any space. Her incredible portfolio is expanding – almost on a weekly basis, providing DENY Designs with a never-ending array of amazing artworks!

About Madart, Inc.:

I am a self taught contemporary artist, living out my dream of being able to create beautiful art as a profession As long as I can remember I have been drawn to art and have always had a pencil or brush in hand.

I draw my inspiration from nature and everyday subjects around me. Living in one of the most remote places on the planet, the Bush of Alaska, as well as tropical paradise, Hawaii and Florida, has allowed me to use many different aspects in my art to inspire me. It can be trees, boats, birds, vibrant sunsets, water, palm trees, cities, martinis; anything I see around me can be used to it’s fullest extent to draw the viewer into each piece and provide them with an enriching and pleasurable experience. I strive for my art to have an element of surprise, and at the same time, effect each person on a personal level with elements that they can relate to from their own life-experiences.

The closest style I feel my art fits into is a mix of Contemporary Eclecticism and Pop. And yet, it is different and unique in it’s own way, which is refreshing, and full of light and laughter. My goal as an artist is to bring happiness and joy into people’s lives through art. If every time someone looks at my art and it makes them smile, I know I have achieved part of my dream and purpose in life.

To see all of Madart, Inc.’s designs on DENY Products, visit: http://denydesigns.com/collections/madart-inc-all-art

      

Diamond Jubilee Color Guide: A PANTONE Color Chart Fit For A Queen

These days, it seems like PANTONE is everywhere. So what better way to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration than with a super cool color guide made from selections matching the Queen’s wardrobe over the years?

PANTONE and advertising agency Leo Burnett London chart six decades of style for Queen Elizabeth II with the launch of a limited-edition ‘Diamond Jubilee Color Guide’. The guide is designed to capture and commemorate some of the Queen’s most memorable color choices since her coronation – featuring PANTONE Color references and citing the date and location that determined her outfit color choice.

Selecting feature colors from the Queen’s wardrobe, PANTONE featured some of these colors – the reason behind them? Check it:

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow – The Queen’s royal wedding outfit from 2011 was Primrose Yellow. Yellow is a color that speaks to the future with hope and optimism.

PANTONE 13-4411 Crystal Blue – Blue is a colur staple in the Queen’s wardrobe, is also seen as de-stressing so it’s no surprise she was sporting a serene blue to a Royal Garden Party in 2010.

PANTONE 16-2124 Pink Carnation – In recent years, she has been seen in trendier bright pinks, defying her age and communicating that she is a monarch modern in thought and spirit.

PANTONE 13-5414 Ice Green – During the Queen’s landmark state visit to Ireland, the first since the country gained independence in the 1920s, she was seen in a cool shade of green.

So will you be seen using the Diamond Jubilee Color Guide? Or will you steer clear of this PANTONE look book?

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Marta Spendowska

The DENY Designs featured Artist of the week is: Marta Spendowska. New to the DENY Designs team this year, Marta brings glamourous, feminine and colorful designs that every stylish fashionista is sure to fall in love with.

What Marta says about her inspiration for her work:

“Every time I reach for a brush, paint, pencil, tablet I feel like this is a time to let go. Every time right before I start, there is this feeling of completeness, joy, a bit of confusion, if I can handle my emotions, and than the time stops. It literally stops. I don’t care about physics anymore. I love almond/rice/soy chais and lattes. I wouldn’t say no to some good Pino Noir.”

To see all of Marta Spendowska’s fabulous artworks on DENY Designs products, visit: http://denydesigns.com/collections/marta-spendowska-all-art

Don’t you just ♥ her work?

 

Friday Fun: PANTONE Cruiser Bikes

Happy Friday! How about a super stylish weekend cruise on a PANTONE bike? Count us in!

Thanks to Italian Designer ABICI, you can now cruise in some serious style. ABICI has recently launched a super cool collection of bicycles called the ‘Pantone Universe Bicycles’.  The bicycles come in your choice of four PANTONE colors: Green 627C, Ruby Red 186C, Turquoise 15-5519, and Mimosa 14-0848.

         

The bikes not only look stylish, but feature: fully-enclosed chainguards that display the PANTONE color codes they take after, leather saddles, metal mudguards, back-pedal rear brakes, manual front brakes, and battery-powered lights. The bikes can also be customized for men and women and customers can even choose different speeds and accessories to fit their cruising needs.

The bikes look awesome, but do come with a semi-hefty price tag. The prices for these sweet bikes start at $1,181.  Worth it?

So would you splurge on a PANTONE bicycle for yourself?

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Edible Art: Cupcake Cherry Blossom Tree Mosaic

This is surely one project that I don’t know I could finish entirely without eating it first. But one group of very dedicated artists from London-based bakery Crumbs and Dollies created the most incredible looking Cherry Blossom mosaic made using only cupcakes. And not just “some” cupcakes – the bakery group got together for Japanese TV show ITTEQ with Laura Hadland and the Morisanchu Group and baked and iced 10,000 whole cupcakes for the mosaic. The installation took place last and was put on display at the Highcross Shopping Centre at Leicester.

How the installation was not eaten upon hours of debut is beyond me, but it looks amazing. My compliments to chefs!

 

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is Randi Antonsen.  Randi’s work is so unique, bright and wild – we just can’t help but to fall in love with it. Learn more about Randi and her inspiration:

Randi says , “I have a carefree but fully engaged approach to life and art.I find inspiration in the smallest of things because I ‘see’ with these inquisitive and always looking for magic eyes.My work incorporates many approaches and mediums all in one; but then so doe’s life. I am always willing to flow with new life and change my art with it.Overall I bring to my work one consistent phrase and that is this energy of the mixing of life’s varied forces; as in nature, as in life, as in art.”

Check out a few of Randi Antonsen’s artworks on DENY Designs products:

 

To see all of Randi Antonsen’s work on DENY Designs products, visit: http://denydesigns.com/collections/randi-antonsen-all-art

  

Super Sweet Ride

From DesignTaxi:

New York-based designer and artist Britta Hope created a bike made of candy. Yes, a bike. Dubbed ‘The Candy Bike’, the bicycle is a sure to give you a visual sugar rush—made of all sorts of candy, from the handlebars to the wheels.

Hope created the bike as part of her 3D design class, where students were given Huffy bikes and told to create a vessel that delivers a message.

“I chose the message ‘treat yourself’,” Hope wrote, “and created a bike that is made out of candy and delivers cupcakes out of a giant cupcake carrier on the back! Yum.”

What a sweet ride!

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Holly Sharpe

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is Holly Sharpe.  New to the DENY Designs team just this last month, Holly brings a bright, bold and beautiful style that we can’t help but fall in love with. We are especially loving her ‘Tribal Girl’ and ‘Dreamer’ designs on DENY Designs products – surely to transform any home space into a dreamy fantasy-land.

About Holly Sharpe:

“I am a printed textile designer, artist and illustrator from Edinburgh, Scotland. I currently live in London, but hope to travel again sometime soon and soak up some more worldwide inspiration! I absolutely love drawing and have done for as long as I can remember, it really is my passion.”

“The motivation behind my work is something I canʼt quite put in to words, I just know that it has always been inside of me and the more I do it, the more inspired/ motivated I become. Ultimately I do hope to be able to use my work to engage, provoke and inspire others. The long term goal is to somehow portray a positive message about how we live our lives and to spread an awareness about important issues. I am inspired by all things beautiful and slightly infatuated with color.”

Check out a few of Holly Sharpe’s artworks on DENY Designs products below – pretty gorgeous right?

To see all of Holly Sharpe’s designs on DENY products, visit: http://denydesigns.com/collections/holly-sharpe-all-art 

Thanks for reading, and stop by and check DENY Designs out on Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest too!

    

Friday Interesting: Most Popular Fashion Brands By City

Not exactly design-related, but we stumbled across a recent article from Lucky Magazine that profiled the most popular fashion brands by city and were inclined to share.

Shop It To Me—an online personal shopping assistant that tracks discounts on your favorite brands—crunched the numbers and analyzed the brand preferences of their users in 23 major U.S. cities and ranked the most popular brands 1-50 in each of them.

Check out the images below –  and tell us, do you stack up with your city’s preferences? Or is your wardrobe in an entirely different zip code?

MIAMI

Top Brands: Victoria’s Secret, BCBG, Nine West
Shopping Forecast: Out of all cities, it’s where Michael Kors is ranked highest. Maybe it’s all the neon pink and electric green he’s been using lately?

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Top Brands: Banana Republic, Marc Jacobs, BCBG
Shopping Forecast: It’s the only city where comfy-casual brand Ella Moss makes the top 50. (Lightweight cotton dresses might make trekking up those city hills a little easier.)

SEATTLE

Top Brands: The North Face, 7 for All Mankind, Victoria’s Secret
Shopping Forecast: North Face is #1. Rain gear that’s tough but not overly sporty— like this military green slicker— is probably why.

BOSTON

Top Brands: J.Crew, The North Face, 7 For All Mankind
Shopping Forecast: J.Crew’s really popular, but it only ranks #1 in Boston. Is it all the college kids? The industrious, adorable outerwear? Those chunky striped sweaters?

CHARLOTTE

Top Brands: LOFT, BCBG, Nine West
Shopping Forecast: Betsey Johnson makes the top 50 in each of the cities we analyzed except Charlotte. It’s a little surprising, considering the designer’s Southern belle-friendly dresses like these.

MINNEAPOLIS

Top Brands: Victoria’s Secret, Banana Republic, J.Crew
Shopping Forecast: At #8, Express ranked higher in Minneapolis than anywhere else. Maybe it’s the on-trend pieces like these printed pants?

PHILADELPHIA

Top Brands: UGG, Michael Kors, Steve Madden
Shopping Forecast: It’s one of only two cities where UGG made the top 10. (The other one’s Boston.)

PHOENIX

Top Brands: Guess, Juicy Couture, True Religion
Shopping Forecast: It’s the only city where Guess makes the top 10. (Maybe locals play up the Southwestern vibe in concho belts and faded jeans like these.)

NEW YORK CITY

Top Brands:: Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Gucci
Shopping Forecast: It’s one of only three cities where Louis Vuitton makes the top 10. Which means New York shares some common ground with LV-loving Houston and Miami, two cities with styles that seem really different than typical NYC looks.

BALTIMORE

Top Brands: BCBG, The North Face, Victoria’s Secret
Shopping Forecast: At #50, Tory Burch barely made it on Baltimore’s rankings, unlike more Tory-friendly Boston and Los Angeles (which rank the brand #31 and #36, respectively).

SALT LAKE CITY

Top Brands: Express, Nike, Victoria’s Secret
Shopping Forecast: It’s the only city where Old Navy made the top 50. (We hope everyone there stocks up on boots like these: so versatile, and even less expensive than a movie date.)

CHICAGO

Top Brands: DKNY, Banana Republic, J.Crew
Shopping Forecast: Along with Detroit and Atlanta, it’s one of just three cities where DKNY makes the top 10. (This trench would be good for braving windy days.)

HOUSTON

Top Brands: Ralph Lauren, Nine West, Steve Madden
Shopping Forecast: Although it might seem like a New England brand, Ralph Lauren only ranks in the top 5 in two southern cities: Houston and Atlanta.

LOS ANGELES

Top Brands: Free People, Juicy Couture, Steve Madden
Shopping Forecast: Along with San Francisco, it’s one of just two cities to count Miu Miu in the top 50. (We would’ve thought New York would be in there too. Although, sorta interestingly, Prada ranked in the top 50 for all cities analyzed.)

DETROIT

Top Brands: Victoria’s Secret, The North Face, Nike
Shopping Forecast: Detroit may be famous for brutal winters, but it still ranks Victoria’s Secret’s little lingerie as its #1 brand of choice.

AUSTIN

Top Brands: Nike, 7 For All Mankind, Ralph Lauren
Shopping Forecast: Along with Houston and New Orleans, it’s one of just three cities to rank BCBGirls in the top 50. (Perhaps because floaty dresses like this one would work so well on humid summer days.)

NASHVILLE

Top Brands: LOFT, Steve Madden, Nike
Shopping Forecast: At #15, Kate Spade ranks relatively high in Nashville, compared to Houston and Miami (where Kate Spade is #30 and #39, respectively).

DENVER

Top Brands: 7 For All Mankind, J.Crew, Nine West
Shopping Forecast: Banana Republic ranks #1, which means Denver shares sartorial taste with Austin, Salt Lake City and San Francisco.

PITTSBURGH

Top Brands: Nike, Express, Banana Republic
Shopping Forecast: Along with Salt Lake City, it’s one of only two cities to rank Tommy Hilfiger in the top 50.

NEW ORLEANS

Top Brands: Gucci, Nine West, Ralph Lauren
Shopping Forecast: At #15, New Orleans ranks Kenneth Cole higher than in any other city. (In Boston the brand ranks #39 and in L.A. it ranks #40.)

WASHINGTON D.C.

Top Brands: The North Face, Marc Jacobs, Victoria’s Secret
Shopping Forecast: At #7, LOFT ranks relatively high in D.C, where political types might wear blazers like these.

ATLANTA

Top Brands: Steve Madden, J.Crew, DKNY
Shopping Forecast: Atlanta is one of only two cities to exclude Urban Outfitters from the top 50— NYC is the other— even though the store has really cute things like this.

DALLAS

Top Brands: Juicy Couture, Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren
Shopping Forecast: Coach makes it in the top 50 in Dallas, along with Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Pittsburgh. It must be a non-coastal thing?

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