WWD List: Fashion’s Pricing Powerlessness

It is a given that the pandemic has touched almost everything in the consumer landscape, but the changes are particularly clear in pricing. The latest government data, released Tuesday, shows that fashion’s pricing power is much more on par with the out-of-luck airlines than the on-the-rise health insurers — or even used cars and trucks. Here, how prices have changed in 60 categories across the consumer landscape in the past year.

Price changes between September 2019 and September 2020

Fuel oil


Airline fares


Men’s suits, sport coats and outerwear


Women’s dresses


Public transportation


Gasoline, unleaded regular


Lodging away from home


Boys’ apparel




Men’s shirts and sweaters


Women’s outerwear


Women’s apparel


Women’s suits and separates


Boys’ and girls’ footwear


Men’s and boys’ apparel


Women’s and girls’ apparel


Men’s apparel





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