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Retail legend Marvin Traub, 87

Marvin TraubNew York - Local papers this afternoon are reporting the death of long-time tastemaker Marvin Traub, who was credited with transforming Bloomingdale's into a glittering retail emporium.

Traub, 87, had been battling bladder cancer and reportedly died at his home here. He also founded a charity to raise money and awareness, called Pin Down Bladder Cancer.

Traub joined Bloomies out of college and worked his way up the organization, becoming president in 1969 and chairman in 1978.
After his retirement, he founded Marvin Traub Associates, a retail consulting firm which was also involved in assembling the partnership that put Bloomingdales into Dubai in 2010.


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