Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Connecticut tops on apparel spending

Flush with higher incomes than other Americans, Connecticut shoppers are spending more on women's clothing than anyone else in the nation.
  • Connecticut was first among the 50 states in money spent annually on women's apparel--$975 per household on average in 2005--beating out larger states such as Massachusetts, New Jersey and California, according to MapInfo Corp., a Troy, N.Y., firm that provides software and research to retailers.
  • The numbers surprised Kristin Parenteau, a speech language pathologist who was shopping at Westfield Shoppingtown in Meriden recently. She said she spends nearly $4,000 a year on clothing.

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