By  on September 17, 2009

WASHINGTON — Retail apparel prices declined a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in August compared with July, but increased 0.6 percent year-over-year, the Labor Department said Wednesday in its Consumer Price Index.

Women’s apparel prices fell 1.3 percent in August and declined 1 percent compared with a year earlier. Men’s apparel prices increased 0.3 percent in August, but dropped 1 percent in 12-month comparisons.

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