Minding the store

In the rarefied strata of upmarket apparel retailers, New York's Bergdorf Goodman occupies space at the apogee. But before its renovation, the store's sixth floor bordered on dowdy. Architect James Harb, a New York-based specialist in store planning and design, teamed with lighting consultant Bill Schwinghammer, of Johnson Schwinghammer Inc., to transform the 20,000-sq.-ft. (1,858-sq.-m) selling floor into a warmly elegant, easily navigable space.

"The floor doesn't demand a high over

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