WASHINGTON — Retail apparel prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in December compared with November and advanced 1.9 percent from a year earlier, according the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index.
Women’s apparel prices increased 0.6 percent month-to-month and were up 2.9 percent year-over-year. Men’s apparel declined 0.3 percent in December, but rose 0.5 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?"