By  on May 15, 2014

Weighed down by declines in women’s and men’s wear, retail apparel prices were flat in April, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday in its Consumer Price Index.

Women’s apparel prices fell a seasonably adjusted 0.5 percent last month, while men’s prices declined 1 percent. This was balanced by price increases of 5.1 percent in girl’s apparel, 2.8 percent in boy’s and 1.2 percent in infants’ and toddlers’ apparel.

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