WASHINGTON — Sales at specialty apparel retailers fell 0.3 percent in August compared with July, and department store sales declined 1.5 percent, the biggest drop since April 2007, U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday.
Compared with a year earlier, specialty store sales increased 1.2 percent to $19.09 billion, as department store receipts declined 4.2 percent to $16.84 billion.
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