By  on March 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — Retail apparel prices fell for a second consecutive month in February, as a drop in women’s apparel prices contributed to the decline in the apparel index, the U.S. Labor Department reported Tuesday in its Consumer Price Index.

Prices on all apparel sold at retail fell a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent last month. Women’s retail apparel prices fell 1.3 percent, while prices for men’s apparel rose 1.2 percent. Girls’ apparel prices rose 0.8 percent, while boy’s apparel prices fell 2 percent.

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