Clothing prices to rise 10 pct starting in spring

A shopper checks her receipt outside Macy's in New York on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008. (Mark Lennihan)

February 14, 2011 10:09:10 AM PST
The era of falling clothing prices is ending. Clothing prices have dropped for a decade as tame inflation and cheap overseas labor helped hold down costs. Retailers and clothing makers cut frills and experimented with fabric blends to cut prices during the recession.