By  on November 14, 2008

WASHINGTON — Retail sales plunged dramatically in October as the realities of the economic crisis took hold and drove specialty apparel sales down 1.4 percent compared with September, and fueled a 1.3 percent drop in department store sales, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday.

This story first appeared in the November 17, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

To continue reading this article...

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus