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Buying before flying: Airport shops travel first class with upscale illumination

Back when jet prop was the latest thing in airplane propulsion, the place where you could pick up some duty-free scotch or Chanel No. 5 at the air terminal before you boarded was lit by louverless fluorescent fixtures that gave the store all the sales appeal of a Depression-era loading dock. Those days are past, and in their place are elegant boutiques that are interchangeable with shops located on New York's Madison Avenue or Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

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