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At the Oprah Store in Chicago, shoppers can buy the mogul's discarded Ellen Tracy tops and Donna Karan jackets. But woe betide the customer who wants to see if any of them will fit. "'Oh, you can’t try on the clothes from Oprah’s Closet,' the clerk told me. 'Why not?' 'To preserve the integrity of the items and ensure that Oprah was the last person to wear them.' She smiled. But they’re dry-cleaned, right? I thought to myself. Does that not break the chain of integrity?" [True/Slant]