By and  on June 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Prices on all apparel sold at retail rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in May, as an increase in women’s apparel prices offset a decline in men’s, the U.S. Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index showed Tuesday.

Prices for women’s apparel increased 0.5 percent last month, while men’s prices dropped 0.2 percent. There was also pricing strength in girls’ apparel, which rose 0.6 percent, and in boys’ apparel, with a 0.5 percent increase.

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