By  on February 14, 2018

After a strong holiday season, apparel retail maintained some shopping momentum during January, with online sales still leading the way.

Sales at specialty apparel and accessories stores grew 3.1 percent last month to $22.17 billion, while sales at department stores grew by a slight 1 percent to $12.72 billion, compared to the same period last year, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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