WASHINGTON — Retail apparel prices rose in December following three months of declines, as overall consumer prices also edged up, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday in its Consumer Price Index.
Prices on all apparel sold at retail rose a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent last month. Women’s retail apparel prices increased 2.1 percent, while prices for men’s apparel were up 0.6 percent. Girls’ apparel prices increased 0.9 percent, while boys’ apparel prices fell 0.6 percent.
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