WASHINGTON — Clothing and accessories store sales fell 1.3 percent in July, giving up half the seasonally adjusted 2 percent gain in June, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
Compared with July 2001, clothing and accessories store sales were up 1.7 percent to $14.47 billion. At department stores, sales in July fell 0.1 percent and fell further by 1.7 percent year-to-year to $19.04 billion.
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?"