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Quote of the day: Where 'shop till you drop' started

Apple hopes to open a store in a historic New York retail district that likely helped coin the popular phrase about marathon shopping.

In a Wednesday New York Times story about Apple Computer seeking approval from a historic landmark board to open a store in the city's Ladies' Mile Historic District, a preservationist describes the district's significance.

"The concept of 'shop till you drop' started in this area," said Jack Taylor, president of the Drive to Protect the Ladies' Mile Historic District. "All these great buildings, all this great shopping, engendered a feeling of street safety. And because it was so popular, that made it safe for women to go shopping unaccompanied by men for the first time." Click here for the full story.