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Retail Apparel Prices Declined in July as Overall CPI Rose

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Even as manufacturers grapple with high raw materials prices, retail apparel prices fell 0.3% in July from a month earlier, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday in its Consumer Price Index (CPI). Women’s apparel prices declined 2 percent, while the cost of men’s wear at retail rose 1.7%. Girl’s clothing prices dipped 0.7% in…

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