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Retail Apparel Prices Back Down in September, Led by Men’s Wear

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After rising for three straight months, retail apparel prices fell a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent in September, perhaps triggered by early holiday promotions, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Tuesday in its Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. There was a decided gender-leaning outcome to price fluctuations in the month, as men’s and boys’…

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