Washington, D.C., Is Most Shopaholic City

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A certain capital isn't balancing its style budget: A study finds that D.C. residents are biggest shoppers.

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According to a new study from Bundle, Washington, D.C., is the most "shopaholic" city in the nation, followed closely by neighboring Arlington, Virginia.

While Michelle Obama's enviable wardrobe certainly accounts for some of that, the average D.C. resident spends $263 a month on clothing, shoes, and other fashion items, compared to Arlington's $254.58.

Nashville came in third with $251.17, followed by Scottsdale, Arizona ($243.17); Dallas ($228.58); San Francisco ($227.42); San Jose, California and Seattle (tied at $221.17); Austin ($213); and Bakersfield, California ($201.50).

Yep, that's right. New York City didn't even crack the top 10.

The study, which determined that the national average for clothes spending is $142.08 per month, analyzed spending data for the top 100 most populous U.S. cities from March 2010 to March 2011.

Meanwhile, another study finds that shopping makes you happy.