By  on May 20, 2014

Apparel business showed signs of life at retail last week even as overall sales trends weakened.

The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs reported a 1.3 percent decline in sales for the week ended Saturday in comparison to the prior week. Measured against the comparable week in 2013, sales were up 2.4 percent, which represented a contraction from the 3.9 percent year-on-year gain registered in the prior week ended May 10.

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