By  on April 16, 2018

Shopping for apparel is slipping again.

Sales at specialty apparel and accessories stores fell last month 0.5 percent to $21.98 billion, from $22.10 billion in February, after inching up slightly in January. Sales at department stores followed a similar track, with March sales down 0.3 percent to $12.52 billion, from $12.55 billion, according to new seasonally adjusted Census Bureau data.

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