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.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"