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Along with all the renovations, beauty installations and designer shops added in the past years, there’s another new look at Bloomingdale’s.

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GETTING THE GOAT: Bergdorf Goodman spotlights baby cashmere this week with a gallery-style exhibit Wednesday through Nov. 14 illustrating what Loro Piana goes through to source the precious fiber from Mongolian shepherds and transform it into coats, sweaters, capes and scarves that are extremely warm, lightweight and soft, and sold just at Bergdorf’s and at Loro Piana stores. “It’s incomparable,” said Sergio Loro Piana, LP’s co-chairman and chief executive officer. Baby cashmere, he noted, is “derived from the first and only combing of Hyrcus kid goats aged 3 to 12 months with a diameter of 13 to 13.5 microns, versus 14.5 of adult goats.”

According to the store’s executive vice president of merchandising, Ginny Hershey-Lambert, the underfleece of 19 baby kids is needed to make a pullover, 58 for an overcoat. The story of Loro Piana Baby Cashmere, a registered trademark, has been documented by photographer Bruna Rotunno in a book “Baby Cashmere: The Long Journey of Excellence.”

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