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Catering to couture collectors and window browsers alike, Bergdorf Goodman is one of Manhattan?s many great landmarks--and a key component in the city?s fashionable history. With the debut of two unique retrospectives, it?s celebrating its 111th year in a big way.

Both titled Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman (themed after the famous Victoria Roberts cartoon in The New Yorker), the book and the documentary film feature personal stories from an impressive list of fashion designers, industry insiders and famous clientele--such as Joan Rivers, Candice Bergen, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Vogue?s Candy Pratts Price and more.

Although the film?s release date is yet to be announced, we hear it?s premiering during Fashion Week at the Paris Theatre (aptly next door to the store). The book, however, is available tomorrow, and after pouring over it ourselves, we think it?s a sincerely charming look into the venerable salons of Fifth Avenue and 58th Street.

Christian Louboutin and Michael Kors recount nervous first-collection buyers? meetings, Barbara Corcoran describes blowing her first real-estate commission check on a designer coat and Susan Lucci tells of ordering her peach-brocade bridesmaids? dresses. Trust us: Once you read the first story, you won?t be able to stop.

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