WASHINGTON — Retail apparel prices fell in January as a decline in men’s apparel prices offset a gain in women’s, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday in its Consumer Price Index.
Prices on all apparel sold at retail fell a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent last month. Women’s retail apparel prices rose 0.9 percent, while prices for men’s apparel decreased 1.7 percent. Girls’ apparel prices declined 0.9 percent, while boys’ apparel prices were up 0.6 percent.
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