US: Clothing sales rise 1.4% in January
US retail sales of clothing, footwear and accessories rose by 1.4% in January 2008 according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau.
The sector out-performed the total retail market, which saw sales rise by 0.3% to $382.9bn, the survey said, easing concerns that the US already has fallen into a recession.
However, offsetting January's strong performance, clothing sales fell 2.3% from November to December, and were down 0.1% in January compared with a year earlier.
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