RETAILING: Leadin Toward A Green Christmas

On any given day, Dr. Spock might be glimpsed there selecting towels, Walter Matthau trying on suits. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis recently passed through to order presents to be sent to Caroline in London. Singer Diana Ross outfits herself and her children there−by long distance from California. Basketball Star Earl Monroe may drop in to pick up some after-shave lotion−and, he says, to "see how people with money act."

What is this emporium? It is Bloomingdale's, the flashy department store on Manhattan's East Side. Now, as Christmas approaches, more than...

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