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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Section 9 - Clothing and Clothing Services

Part A - Clothing

  1. - Coats, jackets, or furs, including -
    down vest   raincoat
  1. - Sport coats, tailored jackets, or blazers
  2. - Suits, including -
    formal suit   woman's suit (of two or more pieces)
  man's suit (of two or more pieces)   tuxedo

      Do not include tuxedo rentals.

  1. - Vests (purchased separately, not with a suit), excluding sweater vests and down vests
  2. - Shirts, sweaters, blouses, or tops, including -
    cardigan   ski sweater   V-neck sweater
    pullover   sweater vest
    dress shirts   knit blouses   sport shirts
   maternity tops   T-shirts

      Do not include any sweat shirts or athletic shirts.

  1. - Pants, jeans, or shorts, including -
    dress slacks   overalls
    jump suit   short sets
    maternity pants
      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.
  1. - Undergarments, including -
    bras   slips   undershirts
  shapewear   thermal underwear   underwear
  1. - Hosiery, including -
    knee-highs   pantyhose   
    socks   tights   
  1. - Nightwear or loungewear, including -
   night gown   pajamas   robe
    house coat   night shirt   thermal sleeping garments

  1. - Accessories, including -
    apron   fold-up rain accessories   mittens   wallet
    bandannas   gloves   non-prescription sunglasses   umbrellas
    belts   hand bag   purse   ties
    bridal headpiece   handkerchiefs   scarves    ear muffs
  1. - Swimsuits or warm-up or ski suits, including -
    athletic shirt   jogging suit   swimwear
    athletic shorts   leotards   swimwear accessories
    hunting wear   sweatshirt   snow and ski suit
    tennis outfit

      Do not include any sports uniforms.
  1. - Uniforms, other than sport, for which the cost is not reimbursed, including -
    school uniforms   barber smocks   lab smocks   scout uniforms
    work uniforms   military uniforms   medical scrubs
  1. - Costumes, including -
    dance and ballet performances   stage performances   Halloween
  1. - Footwear, including athletic footwear-
    bedroom slippers   dress shoes
    boots   sandals
    casual shoes   sneakers, jogging, aerobic, basketball, tennis shoes

      Include specialized athletic shoes such as for football, soccer, bowling,
      biking, or baseball, except if included in the rental or activity fee for the sport.

  1. - Diapers, including disposable
  2.       Do not include diaper service.
  3. - Layettes
  4. - Watches, including- -
    pocket watches   wrist watches

      Do not include GPS or heart rate watches or "smartwatches" such as Apple Watch.
  1. - Jewelry, including -
    costume jewelry   rings   infants jewelry
    necklaces   bracelets   earrings

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Last Modified Date: April 7,2016