The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs compared nearly 800 products with female and male versions — meaning they were practically identical except for the gender-specific packaging — and uncovered a persistent surcharge for one of the sexes. Controlling for quality, items marketed to girls and women cost an average 7 percent more than similar products aimed at boys and men.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/22/women-really-do-pay-more-for-razors-and-almost-everything-else/

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  1. I observed this way back when I was working at big box retail. identical objects in men’s and women’s departments (socks. bandanas. sunglasses.) were not only marked up higher on the women’s side, but the women’s version would be made of poorer quality materials; thinner fabrics, cheaper metals, and so forth. I learned fast to buy all my clothes and accessories out of Men’s. They lasted longer.