5 U.S. Cities to Ignite Your Passion for Fashion

The season's hottest runway looks are calling your name. And (for the sake of fashion, of course), you're willing and ready to travel the globe in search of haute couture. Luckily, you don't have to head overseas to find your favorite designers; many top-name brands can be found stateside. Cities across America are renowned for their trendy boutiques and an eclectic mix of vintage sophistication, funky threads and fearless individualism. You don’t have to travel to Milan for glamour or Paris for class—take a trip to these U.S. cities instead.


New York City

Travel to New York City the week of Feb. 12 to experience the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Soak in the glamour of the catwalks and immerse yourself in the posh culture of the nation’s most fashionable city.

On your NYC fashion trail, venture up Fifth Avenue and shop at famous luxury stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier and Saks. Work your way northwest to Columbus Circle and visit the Coach store located in the landmark Time Warner Center, just steps from Central Park. At this location, you'll find the 2015 spring collection, including the season's hottest satchels.


Want to know where to go in Boston for the hippest fashion, art houses and dining? Look no further than Newbury Street. Luxury brands from Hermés to Bottega Veneta have shops on the enchanting street. Perhaps the best aspects of Newbury Street are the local fashion boutiques that lure locals and travelers alike. Travel to Boston to celebrate local independent shops by Riccardi, Alan Bilzerian and Louis. This stop on your fashion trail has an elegant feel, yet doesn’t take itself too seriously. The Newbury Street League can further guide your trip to this famous shopping district in Boston's Back Bay area.


Chicago is home to some of the most up-and-coming designers in the world. Chicago Magazine names Remi Canarie, a brand designed by Lisa Panza and Liz Patelski, as one of the best new designers in the country. Set your sites on the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, which kicks off every fall fashion season with pop-up boutiques, culinary events and outdoor concerts set along Michigan Avenue.


You might not think of Nashville when searching for a fashion hub, but along with the burgeoning music scene comes a growing interest in design of all sorts, including fashion. What you’ll find here on your journey is a more laid back, hyper-creative atmosphere with some good-old country attitude. Visit Nashville’s coolest neighborhood, Marathon Village, for some of the most original threads this side of the Mississippi. Don’t miss Otis James ties and caps, Josie Faye’s handknit scarves, sweaters and accessories, and Imogene + Willie’s denim.


Don’t miss the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2015 in Miami for emerging men's wear and women's wear designer competitions, handbag and jewelry designer competitions and student graphic arts, fashion photography and fashion designer competitions. The 2015 Miami Fashion Week showcases Latin American and Caribbean fashion designers, along with the haute couture houses you know and love. Miami is not only known for its luxury boutiques, but it's also an international center of commerce. This is where you want to be if you want to be in the scene.



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