Marvin S. Traub, 87, who helped distinguish Bloomingdale's from the department-store pack by offering glamorous, luxurious products from around the world, has died.
Mr. Traub had suffered from bladder cancer, according to Mortimer Singer, president of Martin Traub Associates.
Mr. Traub was the luxury retailer's president and chief executive officer for 22 years, according to the website for his self-named consulting firm.
"He was a showman," said Walter Loeb, founder of the New York-based retail consulting firm Loeb Associates Inc. "He understood that theater is what made Bloomingdale's a very special place to shop. Whether it was country-tied events, or bringing fashion designers in contact with shoppers for the first time, it was all about the excitement."