Milestones, Nov. 23, 1942

Died. Samuel Klein, 56, world's biggest and fastest independent retail seller of women's clothing; of a heart attack; in Manhattan. He was founder and sole owner of the fabulous S. Klein store on Manhattan's Union Square, a vast establishment (more than 400,000 square feet of floor space) that grosses some $30,000,000 a year without benefit of sales clerks or advertising. Klein started in business with less than $100, reached a personal income of some $1,000,000 a year by selling dresses in enormous quantities at small profits, with a minimum of store help.


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