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Consumer Expenditure Surveys


Part A - Clothing (Do not include here -- clothing for children under 2 years of age.)

  1. - COATS, JACKETS, AND FURS, including -
    down vest   raincoat
    fur coat   shawl
    jacket   winter coat
  1. - SPORT COATS AND TAILORED JACKETS, including blazers
  2. - SUITS, including -
    formal suit   woman's suit (of two or more pieces)
  man's suit (of two or more pieces)
  1. - VESTS (purchased separately, not with a suit), excluding sweater vests and down vests
  2. - SWEATERS AND SWEATER SETS, including -
    cardigan   ski sweater   V-neck sweater
    pullover   sweater vest
  1. - PANTS, SLACKS, OR SHORTS, including -
    blue jeans   dress slacks   overalls
    casual pants   jump suit   short sets
    dress pants   maternity pants   shorts
      Do not include any athletic shorts.
  1. - DRESSES, including -
    formals or semi-formals   two-piece dresses
    maternity dresses   wedding gown
  1. - SKIRTS, including skorts
          Do not include any tennis skirts, golf skirts, or other athletic skirts.
  2. - SHIRTS, BLOUSES, AND TOPS, including -
    dress shirts   knit blouses   sport shirts
   maternity tops   T-shirts  tops

      Do not include any sweat shirts or athletic shirts.

  1. - UNDERGARMENTS, including -
    bras   slips   undershirts
  shapewear   thermal underwear   underwear
  1. - HOSIERY, including -
    knee-highs   panty hose   
    socks   tights   
  1. - NIGHTWEAR AND LOUNGEWEAR, including -
   night gown   pajamas   robe
    house coat   night shirt   thermal sleeping garments
  1. - ACCESSORIES, including -
    apron   fold-up rain accessories   mittens   wallet
    bandanas   gloves   prescription sunglasses   umbrella
    belt   hair accessories   purse
    bridal headpiece   handkerchief   scarves
    ear muffs   helmets   ties
    athletic shirt   jogging suit   swimwear
    athletic shorts   leotards   swimwear accessories
    hunting wear   sweatshirt   snow and ski suit

      Do not include any sports uniforms.
  1. - UNIFORMS, other than sport, for which the cost is not reimbursed, including
    shirts, pants, suits, service apparel, such as: medical, barber, boy or girl scout, mechanic,
    waiter/waitress, plumber and lab smocks, and military apparel.
  2. - COSTUMES, including costumes for dance, ballet, Halloween, etc.
  3. - FOOTWEAR, including -
    bedroom slippers   dress shoes
    boots   sandals
    casual shoes   sneakers, jogging, aerobic, basketball, tennis shoes

      Do not include specialized athletic shoes such as for football, soccer, bowling,
      biking, or baseball.

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Last Modified Date: September 4, 2008