Neiman Marcus Unveils The 93rd Edition Of The Iconic Christmas Book And Legendary Fantasy Gifts

From a limited-edition 007 Aston Martin to a Michelin-starred Taste of Italy, the 2019 Fantasy Gifts are revealed in a digital campaign brought to life by award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan, filmed in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards

Today, Neiman Marcus unveiled the 2019 Christmas Book, a curated selection of nearly 800 extraordinary holiday gifts for everyone on the customers’ wish lists. Included in the Christmas Book are the legendary Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, which celebrate their 60th anniversary and were unveiled last night at an event in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards.

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and our Fantasy Gifts are a tradition that customers look forward to year-after-year,” said Lana Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus. “For the 60th anniversary of Fantasy Gifts, we’ve pulled out all the stops – both with the gifts themselves and the way we’re unveiling them to customers.

2019 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts

The 2019 Fantasy Gifts will delight customers this holiday season through a series of videos starring award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “Rachel perfectly brings our Fantasy Gifts to life and truly reveals them in a magical way to our customers,” said Todorovich. The series, which will be promoted through Neiman Marcus’ social channels, introduces each gift in a whimsical way that evokes the feeling of holiday nostalgia. In addition, for everyFantasy Gift purchased with a Neiman Marcus credit card, purchasers will receive an InCircle membership to the President’s Circle; subject to credit approval.

This year’s Christmas Book also presents an assortment of extraordinary holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and price points. A few notable and exclusive gifts include a Neiman Marcus-edition Moët & Chandon Vending Machine ($35,000, page 29), a Versace Punching Bag ($1,550, page 184), a Bey Berk Cigar Humidor ($165, page 205), and a Funboy Holiday Inflatable Snowmobile($99, page 227), to name a few.

First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Over the years, the book has evolved into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts while maintaining its personal and timeless touch.

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK Neiman Marcus has a history of giving back and community outreach has always been an integral part of the company’s core values. In 2018, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.5 million children. As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences nationwide.

This year, Neiman Marcus continues its three year partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3 million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art experiences to communities in need.

The 2019 Fantasy Gifts include:



Fulfill your secret agent fantasies in an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera designed by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Available in a run of seven – naturally – each limited-edition car comes in a beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear performance. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive one of only seven limited-edition, all-platinum Seamaster Diver 300M OMEGA timepieces – each featuring a unique hand-engraved case back – plus tickets to the world premiere of No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the James Bond series.

With the purchase of each 007 Fantasy Gift, 12 percent of the Fantasy Gift purchase will be donated to The Opportunity Network, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $330,000; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Limited production of seven packages available. ($700,007; page 259-260)


Chef Massimo Bottura

Calling all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s Motor Valley.”

Italian Street Scene

With the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience ($200,000; page 265-266)



Your fashion fantasies will come to life as you and a plus-one jet to New York City to join a Neiman Marcus insider at FASHION WEEK. Sit front row at four of the week’s most coveted shows—you’ll get to pick a look from each designer—hobnob with designers backstage, and reminisce over the view from the front row with cocktails in hand at Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. You’ll enjoy five-star treatment from doorstep to red carpet, and you’ll look good while doing it, thanks to hair, makeup, and styling courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

With the purchase of the Fashion Week experience, $12,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($250,000; page 273-274)


Live for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa, and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then, every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each piece signed.

With the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($110,000; page 267-268)


Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic

It’s every beauty junkie’s dream come true: an hour in the chair of makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Travel to meet up with Mario for a personalized makeup session, and see for yourself why celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. He’ll do your makeup using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus, and you’ll be featured on his Instagram channel, where he’ll showcase your ultimate beauty look. The fun doesn’t end there. You’ll receive tickets to The Masterclass, Mario’s sought-after makeup master class, including a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Mario. Finally, you’ll also receive a special package with some of the products Mario used during your glam experience.

With the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience, $15,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($400,000; page 271-272)


Denise Richards

Does your dog feel most at home in a Cape Cod beach cottage or a Brooklyn brownstone? Maybe his style’s more midcentury modern with a traditional twist. In any case, make your pampered pet feel right at home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off limits. You’ll share your vision with Jessica Clark, the creative mind behind Rockstar Puppy, discuss the design with Denise via video chat, and then Rockstar Puppy will work its magic, bringing your unique creation to life.

Pet Paradise Experience

With the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift, $5,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American Humane Society; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Limited to one gift. ($70,000; page 269-270)


26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of Maison Boucheron

A treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26, Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment, which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.

Jewelry by Boucheron

With the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($695,000 page 261-262)



Imagine jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin. You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home, your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.

Christian Louboutin

With the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($125,000; page 263-264)


Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations.
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah
Medium Deluxe Suite at Once upon A Time, Ice Hotel

For the first time ever, Neiman Marcus presents an additional Fantasy Gift accessible exclusively to InCircle members. Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next Ice Hotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. For more information and to join InCircle, visit ($575,000)

The Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy at Dusk
Exclusive SPA Suite at the Lefay Resort & Spa

“Bravo Neiman Marcus!” said award winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “After 60 years you’ve simply outdone yourself. Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like these glamorous goodies… an 11-room doggie mansion, a 10 out of 10 makeover by Mario, nine courses of the Italian countryside, eight Jeff Staple collaborations, 007’s Aston Martin, six pairs of Louboutins, five curated destinations, four fashion week shows, three Boucheron baubles. This holiday season, the gift of fantasy is two words and one of a kind… Neiman Marcus.”

2019 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts Presented by Award Winning Actress Rachel Brosnahan

Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based luxury retailer, providing luxury customers access to exclusive and emerging brands, anticipatory service, and unique experiences since 1907. Each day, Neiman Marcus digitally connects with customers around the world while delighting them with interesting, interactive, and immersive experiences across a physical 43-store presence in the U.S. From delectable dining and indulgent beauty services to bespoke experiences and exclusive products, there’s something for everyone. Neiman Marcus is part of the Neiman Marcus Group, which is comprised of a multi-branded, luxury shopping experience under the Neiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmaNeiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow brand names. To keep up with the latest news and events happening at Neiman Marcus, visit or follow the brand on InstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitter, and WeChat.

Parsons School of Design Announces New Couture Course Inspired by Iconic Designer Norman Norell

The New School’s Parsons School of Design announces the “Norell x Parsons” course as part of the spring 2017 couture curriculum. A creative collaboration conceived in partnership with Parsons, Parlux Ltd., and Neiman Marcus, the unique program addresses the emerging, modern day challenges facing a new generation of fashion industry talent, inspired by the legacy of American designer, Norman Norell.parsons_logo

Fusing the worlds of fashion, art, and commerce, “Norell x Parsons” challenges students to interpret the Norell brand heritage through a contemporary couture approach, practice, and development over the course of one semester. Students will design and create a piece based on Norell’s classic designs, while also learning the necessary skills to creatively lead a fashion house in the current fashion industry.

The Parsons School of Design, founded in 1896, is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines, as well as online courses, degree, and certificate programs. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.

A Selection Committee including Fashion Designer and Parsons Alumni, Jason Wu, Parsons Dean of Fashion, Burak Cakmak, The Fashion Group International President, Margaret Hayes, Fashion Designer and Author, Jeffery Banks, CR Fashion Book Online Director, Ray Siegel, Parlux Ltd. President and The Fashion Group International Chairman of the Board, Donald Loftus, Neiman Marcus Senior Vice President & Fashion Director, Ken Downing, photographer Michael Avedon and Parsons Faculty will evaluate the creative concepts of each student designer.

Renowned for his legendary aesthetic that revolutionized American ready-to-wear and the American designer fragrance industry, Norell was one of the first American fashion designers to launch a namesake fragrance. Following the 2015 launch of the re-mastered iconic scent, Norell New York, Norell Elixir launched in fall 2016 exclusively at Neiman Marcus.

This course aims to arm students with the knowledge needed to succeed in today’s ever-challenging fashion and retail environments,” said Loftus.Norell’s legacy highlights the evident synergies between designer fashion and fragrance, and the value of a brand embracing both style and scent to effectively position itself among today’s luxury lifestyle powerhouses.”

Creating the future of fashion can only be achieved with a passionate understanding of the past,” said Downing. “I’m excited for the next generation of the industry’s great talents to uncover the brilliance of Norman Norell, as they forge a new path in fashion history.

At the conclusion of the couture course, the Norell New York’s leadership team will select one winning design that will be showcased in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, a longstanding retail partner, and made available to sell as a special order.

Creative directors at today’s fashion houses often look to a company’s archives for history, inspiration, and creativity to understand a brand’s DNA before establishing their own, modern imprint for the brand,” said Cakmak. “This course will offer our students important hands-on industry experience, and help prepare them to enter a new era of creative direction in the fashion industry.”

The student winner will be announced in May 2017.

Rachel Zoe And Rodger Berman To Host OCRF’s First-Ever Super Saturday Event In Las Vegas

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Luxury Shopping Event to be held at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo and Fashion Show, Sept. 19-20

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) will bring its popular Super Saturday shopping event to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo, and Fashion Show Las Vegas with unique spin. Hosted by Designer, Stylist, Editor and Author Rachel Zoe and husband and business partner Rodger Berman, the annual event, which New York Newsday called the ‘hottest summer event in the Hamptons,’ will launch in Vegas Sept. 19- 20, 2015.

OCRF’s Super Saturday designer shopping extravaganza, was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis (the late Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US, who has since died from the disease). Super Saturday Los Angeles launched in 2014, and is hosted by Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims. In 2014, at both Super Saturday Los Angeles and New York, more than 2,000 people attended the events and raised over $ 4.1 million with net proceeds going directly to OCRF and its programs. Special guests included celebrities, influencers, designers, media, supporters and their families, and fashion lovers. The Hamptons event has been hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan while the LA event was hosted by Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Molly Sims and Scott Stuber.

The exclusive Las Vegas weekend will showcase an assortment of special retail incentives from luxury brands including Michael Kors, Tory Burch, DVF, Fendi, Robert Graham, Melissa Shoes, Ted Baker London, Topshop, Links of London and Island Company to name a few. Most participating retailers will donate a percentage of weekend sales to OCRF.

A force within the fashion and design industry for nearly two decades, Zoe has been heralded as one of the most influential forces working in fashion today. In addition to dressing clients for a bevy of red carpet events, styling countless editorial spreads, and lending her vast expertise to brands, Zoe has authored two New York Times best-selling books, and is the Editor in Chief of The Zoe Report, her online style destination and newsletter. As a designer, Zoe makes her exceptional taste and expertise accessible to the fashion savvy with Rachel Zoe Collection, comprised of ready-to-wear, footwear and jewelry lines. Zoe will soon return to television as the host of her own late night talk show, Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe, which will debut September 24th on Lifetime. Attendees can also meet Rachel Zoe when she signs copies of her newest book Living in Style.

The two-day extravaganza will feature a VIP brunch at Barneys New York, a Pucker Up Bar, Canyon Ranch SpaClub pop-up spa, a Pepsi Lounge, and Sephora makeup touch-ups.  A signature gift with purchase — two complimentary show tickets to Rock of Ages — will be available for those who spend $750 (restrictions apply – see official event guide for complete details).
Fashion Show will also highlight not-to-be-missed runway shows on the center’s elevated stage, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue and top seasonal must-haves.

We are thrilled to bring OCRF’s Super Saturday to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Fashion Show Las Vegas. Their support of OCRF’s research programs will further propel us in our fight to find a cure for ovarian cancer,” says Audra Moran, president & CEO, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives. Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and nearly 15,500 women will die of the disease. Currently there is no effective means of early detection.

“Vegas is the ultimate fashion destination. It’s the only place in the world where you can shop every top designer and brand in one central location,” says Janet LaFevre, senior marketing manager, Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show. “Being able to bring Super Saturday to Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Fashion Show gives our guests a chance to enjoy incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment all while contributing to a significant cause. We are elated to announce this partnership and first-ever Vegas location.”

Since 1998, OCRF has awarded over $65 million to ovarian cancer researchers around the country. OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it. OCRF also supports a national program, Woman to Woman, which in 2015 will be providing support through more than 20 hospitals around the country to women in treatment for any gynecologic cancer, as well as their families, by pairing them with survivor volunteers who offer one-on-one emotional support and mentoring. For more information visit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s website at and
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Neiman Marcus Returns to Austin and SXSW With Make Some noise Activation on March 18-20

Make Some Noise will Feature Inspiring Conversations with Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson, Jenna Bush Hager, and More! Plus Music by Atlantic Records Group

Neiman Marcus returns to Austin with its second annual Make Some Noise brand platform activation celebrating women on the rise, women making a difference, and women shaking up the status quo to lead the way forward for their generation and all the ones to come. The Neiman Marcus Make Some Noise campaign was launched in 2014 to inspire women to be bold and make the most of their potential. Over the next three years, the campaign’s goal is to embody Make Some Noise in every facet of Neiman Marcus’ business from e-commerce to social platforms, from stores to merchant teams, and everything in between.

Following the success of the official launch of Make Some Noise last year, which featured two of the top fifty shows of SXSW according to Rolling Stone, the three-day activation running from March 18 to 20 at 78 Rainey Street will once again feature thought-provoking panel discussions with female noisemakers in technology, fashion, film, music, food, art, and business. Each day will be capped off with live music from Atlantic Records Group and its affiliated labels, curated by one of the most influential women in music, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group.

For over 100 years, Neiman Marcus has dressed women of style; and style breeds confidence. But more so, for today’s woman, it’s a combination of style and substance that is propelling them to succeed in groundbreaking ways,” said Wanda Gierhart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Neiman Marcus Group. “Over the next three years, our goal is to embody Make Some Noise in every facet of our business using brand activations at key cultural moments. With trailblazing female panelists talking about their success, the hottest emerging musicians, and a roster of supportive partners, we want to inspire all women to join in, use their voices and make some noise in their own lives.”

The Make Some Noise activation begins with a housewarming party on Wednesday, March 18, and then kicks into high gear on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 with an exciting lineup including the following:

• Musical performances by Grammy Award-winning artist Jess Glynne and New York-based dance duo The Knocks
• Ice cream demo from Natasha Case, co-founder of Coolhaus
• Live mural painting by local Austin artist Zuzu Perkal
• DJ set from NY-based Jilly Hendrix

• An intimate conversation with actress, advocate, and activist Freida Pinto
• A captivating panel discussion, Women Writing Their Own Story: Gender in Media, featuring Jenna Bush Hager, NBC’s Today contributing correspondent; Shiza Shahid, co-founder and global ambassador of the Malala Fund; Dyllan McGee, founder of McGee Media and founder & executive producer of MAKERS; and moderated by Katherine Keating, CEO and executive producer at Keating Company International
• A special performance from singer/songwriter, TED speaker, and philanthropist Gracie Schram
• Music handpicked by Atlantic Records Group will include Grammy Award-winning international phenomenon Clean Bandit; Night Terrors of 1927; Kaleo; Anderson East; and Max Frost, an Austin native who was recently named one of Rolling Stone and NPR’s “10 Artists You Need To Know”

• A one-on-one conversation with the two-time Academy Award-nominated actress and humanitarian Laura Dern
• An engaging panel discussion, Breaking Out: The New Roles for Women, featuring Katie Lee, chef, author and co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen; Rebecca Minkoff, designer and business woman; Lizzy Plapinger, MS MR and co-owner/founder of Neon Gold Records; and moderated by Audrey Gelman, political and brand communications consultant
• An exclusive chat with actress and philanthropist Rosario Dawson
• Music handpicked by Atlantic Records Group will include acclaimed UK singer/songwriter Marina and the Diamonds; Milo Greene, whose sophomore album has received over 1.9 million streams to date; Melanie Martinez; Christine and The Queens; and Australian breakout artist Meg Mac

Each room of the Make Some Noise house will provide opportunities to be inspired through technology, music, food, art, and fashion. Guests will interact with multiple art elements in the house including a user-generated pointillism mural reflecting the essence of Make Some Noise; a cascading wall of ribbons printed with inspiring phrases that guests can grab and wear as a bracelet; a slo-mo video booth for fun Instagrammable moments; and Paint Some Noise, a video paint interactive installation, created by Sweatshoppe, on the exterior of the house that allows guests to use LED “paint rollers” to reveal layers of new content, including upcoming panelists and music lineups, as if guests are painting each image.

The house will also feature a shoppable showroom empowered by Visa Checkout, which lets visitors digitally purchase fashion, accessory, and beauty items from specially curated festival vignettes by Neiman Marcus. Visa Checkout helps streamline consumers’ purchases throughout the house, and around the world, in just a few clicks via the Neiman Marcus ‘Festival Boutique’ at Furthermore, guests will enjoy listening stations dedicated to women who rock with headphones provided by B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen; guitars & amplifiers by Fender Musical Instruments; Makeup Artistry by Kevyn Aucoin Pro Team; and specialty cocktails from Baileys and CÎROC Vodka.

The Make Some Noise activation will be located at 78 Rainey Street and open to the public with an RSVP on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 from noon to 8:00 p.m. To RSVP, please visit Attendees are encouraged to share their unique, colorful, and inspiring experience via myriad social channels using the dedicated hashtag #NMMakeSomeNoise.

Neiman Marcus Partners with Slyce to Introduce Single-tap Visual Search Technology Revolutionizing Luxury Shopping with ‘Snap. Find. Shop.’

Luxury fashion retailer Neiman Marcus (NMG) has announced the launch of a new 3-D visual fashion search and purchase feature named Snap. Find. Shop. This highly anticipated arrival of next-generation real-world shopping experiences is now available on the Neiman Marcus app, powered by leading mobile visual search firm Slyce available for download from the iTunes app store for use on iPhones.


The state of the art visual search technology allows NM app users to simply snap an image of fashion items and instantly be provided with all close matching products currently available from First to market in the luxury sector, Neiman Marcus offers users visual search from both real-life items and printed images – with no need for cropping, category definition, or search refinement. From “snap” to “shop” these items are then purchasable at the exact moment of capture. Known for their vast selection of luxury accessories, Neiman Marcus introduces Snap. Find. Shop. with shoes and handbags. Additional fashion categories will be considered in the future.

Today, most online shopping begins with search – either through key words or navigating filters, and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.” Says Wanda Gierhart, CMO, Neiman Marcus Group, “Visual search removes hurdles, taking you directly from inspiration to gratification. In essence, Snap. Find. Shop. is a revolutionary way to service our customers at any time and any place.”

Mark Elfenbein, President & CEO at Slyce said, “Slyce has often been described in the media as the ‘Shazam for Stuff’ and this integration with Neiman Marcus offers users that highly-intuitive, one-click, snap-to-result experience for luxury fashion. With this partnership, the Slyce platform is able to flex its muscles and deliver on the promise of visual search – in the curated fashion landscape.”

The Slyce Corporation is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them – in the real-world and online. Slyce has developed an advanced visual search platform that integrates with retail brands and digital content providers to give their customers the ability to instantly discover and purchase products that inspire them by simply snapping photographs with their smartphones or ‘clicking’ images on either their smartphones (mobiles) or desktop web browsers. Slyce’s strategy is to position itself as a pivotal player in the emerging visual web. Slyce will provide its technology to retailers, brands, app developers and digital publishers, enabling their apps to recognize products for instant purchase. Slyce will provide its technology in exchange for integration, licensing and per search fees, percentage sales splits and big data provision and analysis. Slyce is currently working with a growing list of fortune 1000 brands and companies as well as multiple innovative developers.

Neiman Marcus Group Announces Organizational Changes

The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. announced a series of organizational changes today merging the merchandising and planning organization for Neiman Marcus Stores and Neiman Marcus Online into a single team operating under the Neiman Marcus brand.  These changes will go into effect on April 14th.

The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment (consisting primarily of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores) and the Online segment. . The Online segment conducts direct to consumer operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow, Last Call and Bergdorf Goodman brand names.

Jim Gold has been named President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus Group and will lead an integrated merchant and planning team for Neiman Marcus Stores and Online. Mr. Gold joined the company in 1991.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Gold served as President of Specialty Retail, Neiman Marcus Group.

Reporting to Mr. Gold will be the following:

Gerald Barnes, Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Designer Sportswear, Couture and Furs.  Mr. Barnes will also serve as Neiman Marcus Online Strategy Director.

Jonathan Joselove, Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Ladies Shoes, Handbags and Accessories.

Ann Stordahl, Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Precious Jewelry, Designer Jewelry and Beauty.

Russ Patrick, Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Men’s, Gift Galleries, Home and Horchow.

Lisa Kazor, Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Designer II, Dress Collections, Contemporary Sportswear, Intimate Apparel, Children’s, Coats, CUSP, Neiman Marcus Ready-to-Wear and Flash Sales.

To further ensure a seamless customer experience, John Koryl has been named President, Neiman Marcus Stores and Online, Neiman Marcus Group.  In his expanded role, Mr. Koryl will be responsible for Neiman Marcus store operations and sales, eCommerce Domestic and International operations and sales, Site Merchandising, Site Optimization and Customer Care.  Mr. Koryl joined the company in 2011.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Koryl served as President, Neiman Marcus Onlineneiman_marcus_logo

Reporting to Mr. Koryl will be Neva Hall, Executive Vice President, Neiman Marcus Stores and Lindy Rawlinson, Senior Vice President, eCommerce.

Mr. Gold and Mr. Koryl will continue to report to Karen Katz, Neiman Marcus Group President and CEO.  Joshua Schulman will now report to Karen Katz in his role as President, Bergdorf Goodman.

“Over the years the way our customers shop our stores and websites has changed, and will continue to change with the increasing popularity and convenience of smart phones and tablets.  Our customers do not differentiate between channels and now neither will we.  These changes allow us to operate as one, single, Neiman Marcus brand, ” said Katz.  ” John and Jim are proven leaders who will take the Neiman Marcus brand to the next level of growth and service for our customers.”

As part of this reorganization, the Divisional Merchandise Manager positions will become Omni-channel.  The current buying roles will remain the same, with buyers solely focused on one channel.

Tony- And Grammy-Winner Billy Porter To Host Live Out Loud’s Thirteenth Annual Young Trailblazers Gala On April 28

Acclaimed Star of Broadway’s Kinky Boots Will Serve as Master of Ceremonies and Help Celebrate Five of New York’s Most Inspiring Young Leaders

Billy Porter will headline the thirteenth annual Trailblazers Benefit Gala hosted by Live Out Loud, an nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and empowering LGBTQ youth to build a successful future by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community.  On Monday, April 28, Porter will join more than 500 leaders in business, arts, politics, and more, to honor individuals that have made a positive impact among the LGBT youth community and recognize several remarkable young LGBT leaders with college scholarships.  Proceeds of the event will go toward furthering educational programming for LGBTQ youth.

Live Out Loud inspires, nurtures and empowers LGBTQ youth to build a successful future by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community. By providing youth with opportunities to interact with adults who understand the realities of living openly as a member of the LGBTQ community, Live Out Loud helps young people to achieve academic success, healthy relationships, rewarding careers, and a fulfilling life. Live Out Loud forges these crucial connections through innovative, hands-on initiatives that include: bringing positive LGBTQ role models into classrooms and schools; bringing LGBTQ youth into workplaces to meet LGBTQ professionals from all walks of life; and providing financial and mentoring support to young scholars and leaders.

It will be my great pleasure to shine the spotlight on perseverance and the potential these young leaders have to find their own voices in this world,” noted Porter, whose artistic talents are equaled only by his passionate support for LGBTQ rights.  “I celebrate Live Out Loud for their important work and will be proud to stand among them at this gala, and continue to stand for the power of equality.

Porter is a Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director from Pittsburgh, PA. As a recording artist, Porter’s solo albums include his first CD, Untitled, on A&M records and his sophomore album, At the Corner of Broadway + Soul – LIVE, on Sh-K-Boom Records. Billy’s Back on Broadway, Porter’s highly anticipated debut on Concord Records, is scheduled for release April 8, 2014. Porter currently stars as “Lola” in the smash hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, for which he won the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical.  Porter is also a graduate of The Professional Program In Screenwriting at UCLA and is an adjunct professor at his alma mater Carnegie Mellon University’s School Of Drama, where he has directed productions of Company and Letters From ‘Nam.

He will be joined this year by Gala Chairs Tim AllenEugene Rabinovich and Chuck JamesHonorary Chairs include Lea DeLariaMichael UrieJordan Roth & Richie JacksonKim & Lexi StolzBD Wong,David HallbergClodaghDaryl Roth and The Honorable Christine Quinn.   Honorees include Ariel Foxman, editor at InStyle Magazine and Playwright, Terrance McNally.

The LGBT community continues to change public opinion and we have seen dramatic changes made in the past several years – including, and importantly, last year’s overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act and the great many states that are debating the legalization of same-sex marriage,” said Leo Preziosi, Jr., founder and executive director of Live Out Loud. “Together, we must all focus on what’s possible – on what the world can and one day will look like for LGBTQ youth.  That is why we enable adult members of our community to reach out to the younger generation and play an active role in their lives to show them that they are valued and that their dreams can be realized.”

In the tradition of Live Out Loud‘s commitment to energize and enable LGBTQ youth to live the life of their dreams, five college-bound high school seniors from the NY Tri-state area will be awarded $5,000 scholarships at the event for their demonstrated outstanding leadership.

Live Out Loud helps LGBTQ students in New York City and the tri-state area by connecting them with role models and leaders in the LGBT community who are passionate about their life’s work and committed to sharing their stories, insight and advice with the next generation.  Among Live Out Loud‘s many hallmark programs is a partnership with international ad agency Deutsch Inc. called “Gay It Forward“, a groundbreaking PSA campaign for one of their signature programs, The Homecoming Project, which brings successful LGBT adults back to their high schools to share their stories with current students.

Sponsors of the Thirteenth Annual Young Trailblazers Gala include: Bank of America Merrill Lynch,Bloomingdale’s, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Inc., Carolina Herrera, Coach, Donny Deutsch, Abraham & Golda FoxmanAriel Foxman, Fund in the Sun, Helmut Lang, IPG, Johnson & Johnson, Nancy & Howard MarksMax Mara, Mindspark, Neiman Marcus, PwC, Daryl and Steven Roth Foundation, Theory, Lizzie & Jonathan M. Tisch, TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Homegoods, Tory Burch, and Viacom.

Tickets start at $250, and multiple sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For more information, contact Kristine Bruch at 212-228-7446 or visit


Neiman Marcus Launches Exclusive Lela Rose Tabletop Capsule Collection

Neiman Marcus has announced the launch of a Lela Rose tabletop collection available exclusively at, marking the fashion designer’s first collaboration in the home category.

In partnership with Neiman Marcus, Rose has created a special tabletop collection that includes a white lace and linen napkin and placemat set ($100) as well as a set of four assorted dessert plates ($135). Each dessert plate in the set features a unique design inspired by master chef Ferran Adrià’s complex approach to food.

We are proud to be partnering with Lela Rose on this collection,” said Gerald Barnes, Chief Merchant, Neiman Marcus Direct. “Neiman Marcus has always felt that art enhances the quality of people’s lives and so it seemed natural that we would collaborate with Lela on this collection.”

Entertaining is woven into my lifestyle, so creating a tabletop collection is a natural extension,” said Lela Rose, designer. “I am inspired by Adrià’s artistic approach to food; each piece I designed reflects the energy and creativity in his masterpieces. This collaboration allowed me to apply my design philosophy of mixing color and texture to tabletop for the first time.”

Neiman Marcus Announces “Be You Be Beautiful”: A SEARCH FOR OUR FALL FACES OF BEAUTY

Neiman Marcus is looking for 6 women to appear in their Fall 2014 beauty campaign. The winners will be flown to Dallas to enjoy a private fitting at the flagship store downtown and a host of other chic treats. Plus, be chauffeured to and from their shoot with a New York fashion photographer and get to keep the wardrobe. Nominate yourself, or someone you believe is beautiful inside and out. We want to hear how the nominee dedicates her time, her charitable efforts, how she is striving to make the world a better place, and other qualities that makes her beautiful in your eyes. Submissions are limited to a paragraph and include a photo.

The entire prize package includes: a day-long photo shoot in Dallas for the Fall 2014 campaign for the Beauty Event. Round trip airfare, lodging, dinner at the Zodiac restaurant, a private fitting at the flagship store and $1,500 in cosmetics and fragrances plus the wardrobe from the shoot. To enter, visit the Neiman Marcus Facebook page at to submit your nomination, then share with friends.

Neiman Marcus Unveils The Art Of Fashion Campaign Featuring Artist Andreas Sjödin

Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 Art of Fashion Ralph Lauren.  (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 Art of Fashion Ralph Lauren. (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Neiman Marcus announces Andreas Sjödin as the photographer of The Art of Fashion for Spring 2014. The Art of Fashion was a revolutionary step for a retailer, as the campaign was designed to feature cutting-edge fashion and provocative photography.  Designer merchandise featured for Spring 2014 includes: Akris, Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Burberry Prorsum, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Jil Sander, Lanvin Paris, Manolo Blahnik, Mary Katrantzou, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Pilotto, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren Collection, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, The Row, Tom Ford and Valentino. The campaign includes twenty-six images of innovative fashion and will appear in the March edition of the Neiman Marcus publication, the book. Versions will also run in the March issues of Harper’s Bazaar,Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 Art of Fashion Nina Ricci.  (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 Art of Fashion Nina Ricci. (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Sjödin was raised in the suburbs of Stockholm and spent his first 10 years working as an art director on ad campaigns for international fashion companies. “During that time, I got to work with all the important photographers, the most important being [Richard] Avedon,” he says. “Working with him, I realized, Wow, there is an even better job in this industry than art director and that is being a photographer! The energy and passion he had, even at 75, was like a child. I wanted to be like that.”

Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 Art of Fashion Dior.  (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 Art of Fashion Dior. (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus)

Andreas Sjödin isn’t interested in just beauty,” says Eddie Nunns, Vice President of Neiman Marcus Brand Creative. “Each photograph must contain an element of surprise – something that will captivate the viewer.” Other notable photographers of The Art of Fashion campaign have included Richard Avedon, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Lillian Bassman and Paolo Roversi.

Neiman Marcus Presents The Neiman Marcus Award For Distinguished Service In The Field Of Fashion To Karl Lagerfeld

Today, at a private luncheon in the Dallas flagship store, Neiman Marcus Group CEO Karen Katz presented Chanel Artistic Director Karl Lagerfeld with The Neiman Marcus Award For Distinguished Service In The Field Of Fashion. The award, instituted in 1938 by Stanley Marcus, was developed to bring emerging designers from Europe and America into public awareness. The award is given to those who have made a distinctive contribution to the world of fashion by designing, promoting, or wearing fashion in a way that influences the public.


More than 100 luminaries have received the award since its inception. Past honorees include Coco Chanel, Princess Grace of Monaco, Estee Lauder, Bill Blass, Greer Garson, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio Armani and Richard Avedon. Stanley Marcus received the Award at the Neiman Marcus gala celebrating his ninetieth birthday in 1995. Mr. Lagerfeld won the award in 1980 and is the first recipient to win the award twice.

The award was designed by celebrated American sculptor William King. The bronze sculpture symbolizes the unfettered spirit of freedom so essential to the fashion creator.

Today’s luncheon, hosted by Karen Katz, Jim Gold, president of Neiman Marcus Specialty Retail, and Anna Wintour, Condé Nast artistic director and editor-in-chief of Vogue, coincided with the Chanel Métiers d’Art show, which took place December 10th at Fair Park, Dallas’s historic exhibition venue.

Neiman Marcus Launches Charitable Giving Campaign And The Ken Downing Gift Collection

Last week, Neiman Marcus announced the launch of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Program in conjunction with the launch of The Ken Downing Gift Collection.

 The Ken Downing Gift Collection - Alexander McQueen Clutch

The Ken Downing Gift Collection – Alexander McQueen Clutch

The Heart of Neiman Marcus is a national umbrella program that concentrates the company’s charitable giving efforts around supporting arts experiences for youth. Building a national program around this issue, including local activation and partners, enables Neiman Marcus to have a greater impact on the communities where stores are located and better align charitable efforts with the company’s brand.

 The Ken Downing Gift Collection -Tom Ford Deluxe Lipstick Set

The Ken Downing Gift Collection -Tom Ford Deluxe Lipstick Set

Neiman Marcus has had a long-standing alignment with the arts and is one of the few retailers in the world with a corporate art collection. Exposure to the arts is a luxury that often requires specific access to enjoy. Engagement with the arts, especially for young people, can impact educational performance and creativity and enhance community health.

To launch the campaign, Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing, has curated an exclusive gift collection of 37 gifts ranging in price from $32 – $1800. Ten percent of the sales of these gifts, from now through to December 25th, will benefit a local charity supporting art experiences for youth. Forty-one different charities around the country have been selected. Ten percent of all sales of the Ken Downing Gift Collection online, through, will go to the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.

A spirit of community and goodwill has been an important part of the culture of our company for over 100 years,” said Karen Katz, CEO and President, Neiman Marcus Group, “It is with that spirit that I am happy to announce the launch of ‘The Heart of Neiman Marcus,’ our first nation-wide corporate giving program dedicated to raising money in support of arts experiences and education for young people.”

For more information on The Heart of Neiman Marcus, please go to

Neiman Marcus Presents The 87th Edition Of Its Legendary Christmas Book


The 2013 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was unveiled yesterday by luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas. The 87th edition of this legendary book continues Neiman Marcus’s unmatched tradition of offering its customers a selection of spectacular and unique holiday gifts sure to make even their wildest dreams come true.


Neiman Marcus represents the finest and most unique merchandise the world has to offer. It evokes images of preeminent designers and elegant fashion, luxurious furnishings and incomparable gifts. Since its inception in 1907, Neiman Marcus has operated by a fundamental and abiding principle: to exceed the customer’s expectations. Today, the tradition behind Neiman Marcus supports one of the nation’s leading specialty retail organizations with more than five million gross square feet of store operations in the United States, including 41 Neiman Marcus stores, two Bergdorf Goodman stores and 36 Last Call outlet centers. The company’s Neiman Marcus Online division also operates web sites that offer customers the leading assortment of luxury merchandise for women, men and home. In addition, the company has a thriving direct marketing and catalog business.

The arrival of the annual Christmas Book is considered by many to mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. This year’s edition of the Christmas Book carries on the Neiman Marcus tradition of presenting a refined selection of items across a broad range of categories for everyone on your holiday shopping list. With a new collection of fantasy gifts certain to satisfy even the most indulgent appetite, the Christmas Book features exceptional and distinctive gifts and experiences, including a Bespoke Global Falconry Companion, Ciclotte Exercise Bicycle, and a Glass House Experience. This year’s featured car is a Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. The “His & Hers” Fantasy Gift tradition continues this year with the Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System, a 201” outdoor telescoping screen with surround sound speakers.

First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Building on tradition through the years, the book has maintained its personal touch while evolving into a legendary source for alluring and mystical gifts.

The annual holiday tradition continues this year with a new selection of fantasy gifts that cater to people’s wildest dreams and promise to provide truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” said John E. Koryl, President of Neiman Marcus Direct. “This year’s gifts live up to the time honored tradition of presenting our customers with the rare and unusual, while also incorporating our long legacy of always giving back.”

Neiman Marcus recently announced that it would begin offering free standard shipping and returns for all domestic purchases made online.

Among the selection of fantasy gifts in the 2013 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book are some exceptional items, including:

Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System

Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System

A true audio- and video-phile’s dream, you click a button and your television emerges from its discreet, underground cache, telescoping upward and unfolding to reveal its mega 201″ C SEED screen. The accompanying speakers, developed by CAT-California Audio Technology, Inc., use the most advanced marine-grade components specifically developed for super yachts. The system includes technologically advanced speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers that project unparalleled sound, a DirecTV® satellite and DVD management system, and a built-in movie package featuring up to 300 movies and concerts (The American Film Institute’s 100 Most Thrilling American Films and 100 Greatest Love Stories, the remaining 100 are your choice). That never-ending argument over who controls the remote is no longer an issue. Two Apple® mini iPadsTM serve as the remotes; one for him and one for her. With every Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System purchase, Neiman Marcus will donate $10,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. ($1,500,000; pages 48-49) Continue reading

Neiman Marcus Group to Permanently Offer Free Shipping and Returns for All Purchases

The Neiman Marcus Group announced today that it would begin offering free standard shipping and returns for all domestic purchases made online through and as well as Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores. True to the high level of customer service for which the brands are known, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman are continually integrating survey feedback from customers that allow the stores to elevate service levels to the highest degree.

Neiman Marcus free shipping, free returns all the time. (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus Group)

Neiman Marcus free shipping, free returns all the time. (PRNewsFoto/Neiman Marcus Group)

The customer has always been at the center of the Neiman Marcus business model.  Permanent free shipping and returns have been a top request and we are happy to be able to make this change just in time for the holiday shopping season.” said Wanda Gierhart, Chief Marketing Officer, Neiman Marcus Group.

Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman have made numerous enhancements in the past year to make shopping easier for all customers.   Internationally, customers in over 100 countries can now easily order from in the currency of their choice with shipping costs and applicable duties and taxes calculated for them.  All international orders over $100US will ship free of charge.

Every Neiman Marcus associate has a smart phone loaded with apps to help them stay in touch with customers about alterations, merchandise delivery and new items of interest.  In addition, iPads are being used in selected departments in all stores to give customers access to online inventory as well as what is currently available in store.

Online, customers can keep beauty basics and other essentials on hand with the Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman replenishment service. Items will be automatically shipped to customers at the interval she selects. While shopping online, a customer can use the convenient “Find In Store” button that locates an item in a store within a certain specified radius.

The Bergdorf Goodman website recently underwent a full redesign to reflect the editorial feel of their quarterly magazines and further facilitate the customer’s luxury shopping experience.

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Neiman Marcus and CUSP by Neiman Marcus Rock Fall’s Hottest Fashion Trend

Musicians bring their powerhouse style and sound to the luxury stores

(Images provided by the Brand)

Natalie Bergman in Haute Hippie

Natalie Bergman in Haute Hippie

Some of the most promising musicians in the industry are leaving the comfort of their tour buses to rock an outdoor stage this fall. ZZ Ward and Wild Belle are joining Neiman Marcus in a first of its kind CUSP Music Experience on September 25th.  Their high-wattage performances in Miami and Dallas will officially kick-off The CUSP Event, held at Neiman Marcus stores nationwide from September 26-29.

Natalie Bergman in McQ by Alexander McQueen

Natalie Bergman in McQ by Alexander McQueen

Noelle Scaggs in Joie

Noelle Scaggs in Joie

Throughout September, Neiman Marcus will be celebrating the independent spirit of ZZ Ward and Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle as well as the soulful presence of Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and The Tantrums.  Renowned photographer Peggy Sirota teamed up with Neiman Marcus to create an advertising campaign inspired by the unique style and independent spirit of these musicians.  Each of the musicians was used as a model for the campaign that features looks from fashion designers Vince, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Joie, Haute Hippie, McQ by Alexander McQueen, Robert Rodriguez, and others. Continue reading

Neiman Marcus Announces The Launch Of “the blog”

Neiman Marcus has announced a newly redesigned blog entitled, the blog (, replacing the brand’s existing blog, NMdaily.


The blog upgrade was in response to shifts in the social media landscape.  Designed to showcase rich visual content, the blog offers options for full-screen viewing.  In addition, commenting is enabled and content can easily be shared via today’s most relevant social networks.  Updates from Neiman Marcus’ photo-centric social accounts including Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest will be displayed on the blog.  The new blog is more conducive to shopping, featuring editors picks and reviews with convenient links to e-commerce.

The editorial focus of the blog is style inspiration and the lifestyles of fashion insiders.  The editorial team, led by Jean Scheidnes, will continue many of the signature features including:

  • Conversation With (designer interview)
  • Ten Things (curated list of recommendations by a designer or fashion influencer)
  • Happy Hour (weekly cocktail created by the NM mixologist)
  • Out of Office (travelogue)
  • On Set (behind the scenes of a fashion shoot with top industry talent)
  • Street Style
  • Fashion Week coverage

A number of new editorial features have been introduced, including:

  • Inspired (homage to a celebrity or fashion influencer’s look)
  • NM Weddings (real weddings of NM brides)
  • Horoscopes (monthly horoscopes by Susan Miller of AstrologyZone)
  • The title, the blog, expresses the blog’s ties to Neiman Marcus’ iconic magalog, the book.

In addition to editorial content, the blog features a Press Room, where fashion editors and bloggers may access the brand’s latest press releases and photo assets for their own use.

Neiman Marcus, Inc. operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment and the Direct Marketing segment. The Specialty Retail Stores segment consists primarily of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores. The Direct Marketing segment conducts both print catalog and online operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow and Bergdorf Goodman brand names. Information about the Company can be accessed at .



NEIMAN-MARCUS unveiled the 86TH EDITION of its legendary CHRISTMAS BOOKlast week and it was as

2012 Neiman-Marcus Christmas Book Cover

fascinating as ever. The 2012 CHRISTMAS BOOK continues Neiman Marcus’s unmatched tradition of offering its customers a selection of spectacular and unique holiday gifts sure to make even their wildest dreams come true. This year’s edition of the CHRISTMAS BOOK carries forth on the Neiman Marcus tradition of presenting a refined selection of items across a broad range of categories for everyone on your holiday shopping list. With a new collection of fantasy gifts certain to satisfy even the most indulgent appetite, the CHRISTMAS BOOK features exceptional and distinctive gifts and experiences, including a HERITAGE HEN MINI FARM, A BULLEIT WOODY TAILGATE TRAILER, A CASA DRAGONES PRIVATE DINNER FOR 10 and a PINEL & PINEL ARCADE PS TRUNK. This year’s featured car is a 2013 NEIMAN MARCUS EDITION MCLAREN 12C SPIDER. The “HIS & HERS” FANTASY GIFT tradition continues this year with the VAN CLEEF & ARPELS“POETIC WISH” WATCHES AND TRIP. Continue reading