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    May 1, 2013

    Neiman Marcus is Fighting Back Against a Notorious Dallas-Based Patent Troll

    In the decade since it was founded in Dallas, IP Nav has established itself as a global leader in the increasingly lucrative business of "patent assertion," offering clients the ability to "maximize the value of their IP assets." Put more bluntly, it's a patent troll, shaking down companies by threa ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    That Faux Fur You Got at Neiman Marcus? It Might Actually be Mink or Rabbit.

    The Federal Trade Commission, among its other duties, is charged with enforcing what is known as the Fur Products Labeling Act. That law, passed by Congress in 1951, requires that fur garments be accurately labeled with the species of animal and country of origin so customers don't get fooled by che ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Foodie Events for The Last Days of the Mayan Calendar, And Then Some (December 19 - December 25)

    Thursday, December 20 With a $20 donation to the North Texas Food Bank, which equates to 60 meals, you and all your adult-like friends can crawl through the tubes at the Neiman Marcus in downtown. Yes, it's real: Adult Crawl Night. And perhaps the first event ever named a crawl that actually involve ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Seasons 52 is Open at NorthPark Center

    Seasons 52 opened Monday at NorthPark Center, between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's in the old McCormick & Schmick's space. The casual upscale grill and wine bar seats over 400 diners and focuses on a menu that changes seasonally -- or perhaps like all 52 weeks of a farmers' market. In addition to ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    The Master List: The Best Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, January 6-8

    Cowboys fans can admit it: We cried a few sports tears when our playoff dream evaporated on Sunday night. But so be it. We know must move past another dismal season of professional football and look forward to the remaining college bowl games. Sure, these guys aren't making big money like Tony Romo, ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Downtown Neimans Now a Little Less Festive After Protestors Throw Fake Blood on Windows

    Photos by Leslie Minora​A few minutes ago, Occupy Dallas posted to its Facebook page a note that two of its former members -- which is to say, the group of protesters who split the camp before Dallas Police broke it up last week -- were arrested for decorating the downtown Neiman Marcus with a lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Neiman Marcus Debuts Its 2011 Christmas Book With Another Showcase of Absurd Stuff

    Photos by Anna Merlan​This morning the Dallas Contemporary was closed to the public, but a bunch of reporters were inside taking first looks at the most exorbitantly priced, publicity-getting items, otherwise known as the Fantasy Gifts from Neiman Marcus's 2011 Christmas Book. Eight of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    At Neimans Downtown Flagship Store, New Window Dressing for April's Dallas Art Fair

    Photos by Patrick MichelsHouston artist Bill Davenport sets up shop in a Neiman Marcus window on Main Street Tuesday afternoon.With this year's Dallas Art Fair just a couple weeks away, downtown's Neiman Marcus flagship store is once again getting into the spirit -- which is why, just after noon Tue ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Any Food Fad That Involves Cake and Frosting is Fine With Us

    Photos courtesy of The Cake Ball CompanyFor more views of cake balls, macarons and whoopie pies, click here to see our recent slideshow.​What would our diets be without humanity's lemming-like habit of chasing the latest food fads? The acai berry would remain in the swamp lands of South Ameri ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    November 18, 2009

    Friday Night, Christmas Comes Early to Neiman Marcus and Main Street Garden

    Harry WilonskyWhat my 6-year-old saw beneath Neimans' window tarp last Friday night​As we were leaving Main Street Garden Friday night, the 6-year-old who lives in my house wondered what the what was under the tarp covering Neiman Marcus's storefront. I told him: They're building a tunnel for kids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Vacant Buildings Downtown Still Vacant. But At Least Now They Belong to Someone Else.

    1604 Main Street, now off the market​Eleven months ago, Mayor Tom Leppert gathered the media beneath 1604 Main Street to detail his plan for dealing with 36 vacant buildings downtown. We've spilled plenty of virtual ink documenting the doings with two of the more high-profile properties, but this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Apparently, What Downtown Dallas Really Needs is an Urban Outfitters and a Gap

    We'll have much more on this as we inch closer to Friday, when the city council's Economic Development Committee holds a specially called meeting to discuss a number of hot topics, among them how to tackle the old LTV Tower, whose would-be developers just went into Chapter 11. But one of the more in ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    May 7, 2009

    This Afternoon, a Landmark Commission Field Trip to Stanley Marcus's Old House

    Nine months ago it looked as though Mark and Patty Lovvorn were going to tear down Stanley Marcus's house on Nonesuch Road, built 71 years ago by Dallas architect Roscoe DeWitt after Mister Stanley told Frank Lloyd Wright to take a flying leap -- since, well, Wright had slammed the manse as "a lousy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Neimans Responds to the Now-Ubiquitous Rumor Concerning "More Layoffs Monday"

    In recent days -- at least, ever since this item ran -- I've gotten, oh, maybe 15 e-mails from so-called Neiman Marcus insiders claiming the company's close to collapse and, at the very least, preparing for yet another round of deep, painful layoffs. Someone posted such a comment to Unfair Park only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    As Neiman Marcus Struggles, Former Employee Rawlins Gilliland is Still Minding the Store

    Yesterday, in the comments to the item about Neiman Marcus's latest bit of bad news, noted man of letters Rawlins Gilliland deposited a comment intended to gently shoosh those experiencing even the slightest twinge of schadenfreude at the luxury retailer's misfortune. I had intended only to highligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    OK, So Maybe Luxury Is Dead

    Flickr photo: Wednesday181Christmas was not kind to Neimans. Neither were the months before and after.In light of Neiman Marcus reporting a quarterly net loss of $509.2 million this morning, The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how the high-end Dallas-based retailer is attempting to survive what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Just Remember, Luxury is Not Dead

    In January, as Neiman Marcus was reporting dismal Christmas numbers and laying off nearly 400, the retailer's CEO and president, Burt Tansky, insisted a rebound was around the corner: "Luxury is not dead," he insisted. Perhaps not -- maybe it's merely comatose. So notes this morning's New York Times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Neiman Marcus CEO: "Luxury is Not Dead"

    On Thursday, Neiman Marcus revealed that it had suffered a miserable Christmas, posting a 30-percent drop in revenue compared to December 2007 sales figures. Which is among the reasons Neimans yesterday began laying off 374 employees, about 100 of those in Dallas. As far as Neimans president and CEO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Neimans, Despite Slump, Believes In the Healing Power of Rich Women

    For a look at how the economy's affecting the affluent -- or, at the very least, rich women who don't mind overspending on clothes and accessories -- look no further than Dallas-based Neiman Marcus, which yesterday turned in its FY 2009 first-quarter numbers and reported an 84-percent plunge in net ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Alas, Not Even Sarah Palin Could Keep Neimans From Losing Money

    Neiman Marcus this morning posted its October revenues report -- and the Dallas-based luxury retailer's income for the month dropped decreased 27.6 percent, from $383 million in October '07 to $281 million in '08. In its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Burt Tansky, Neimans' chair ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    Be Good For Goodness Sakes -- Rich Too -- As Neimans Debuts Christmas Book

    On a day when the Dow Jones has dropped another 300-plus points, Neiman Marcus went ahead and debuted its 2008 Christmas Book -- that that! Or maybe you have some loose coin to spend on the most wonderful wish list, which includes "each and every 45 RPM vinyl record that was listed on the Billboard ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    April 2, 2008

    Neiman Marcus Execs Get Very Sad When Their Security Guards Steal

    Neiman Marcus Perhaps this was one of the 400 items Manuel Alvarez stole from Neimans. Back in December we told you about Manuel Alvarez, a former "store loss prevention specialist" at Neiman Marcus who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly half a million dollars' worth of jewelry from the store and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    Why, Yes, I Do Give a Damn About the Ransom Center Film Exhibit

    Insert your "you lookin' at me" joke, if that is how you roll. The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has a remarkable collection of film-related memorabilia -- everything from David Selznick's archives to Robert De Niro's taxi-driver's license. And today comes word that during ... More >>

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    January 2, 2008
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    December 11, 2007
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    December 6, 2007

    Fashion Blitz

    Get tipsy with Milly

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    November 29, 2007

    Miracle on Commerce Street

    The Adolpus Children's Parade returns

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Manolo Blahnik's Feet Hurt

    Hilary Swank and Burt Tansky, president and chief executive officer of the Neiman Marcus Group Saturday night As we somehow misplaced our invite to last weekend's Neiman Marcus centennial shindig -- at the Cotton Bowl, then at the downtown Dallas flagship -- we're stuck reliving the magic through th ... More >>

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    September 11, 2007

    Stanley Who?

    So, look. I know it seems like we've posted plenty about Neiman Marcus' 100th -- too much, no doubt, not gonna argue. But something about yesterday's posting, concerning Neimans' YouTube docs, is driving me a bit nuts -- chiefly, the fact that the docs barely mention the late Stanley Marcus, with wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    On Your Marcus

    A few Neiman Marcus-related items this morning, chief among them the news released this a.m. that August revenues are up, from $264 million last year to $283 mil this annum -- and, like, whew. And lookit what sells: "designer handbags, shoes, designer jewelry, women’s fine apparel and men’s." Hu ... More >>

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    August 17, 2007

    Free Neimans Cookies, You Say?

    A Friend of Unfair Park who works for Neiman Marcus says our earlier item about 100th anniversary exclusives is nothing: "The real big deal," she writes, "is going to be the NM Exclusives Event starting September 10. We have over 100 items designed exclusively for our 100th anniversary by the fashio ... More >>

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    August 14, 2007

    Put On Your Fancy Shoes

    Is you fancy? If so, Elle brings word of precisely how Neiman Marcus is celebrating its centennial, beginning today: When Neiman Marcus set up shop in downtown Dallas in 1907, they got women hooked on a new luxury shopping experience -- and now, the venerable retailer is rewarding their customers' l ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007
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    April 24, 2007
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    March 1, 2007

    Want a Little Irish in Ya?

    Learn to stir-fry shamrocks at Neiman's

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Absolutely Fabulous

    It's a fashion jungle out there unless you have the right guide

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    November 30, 2006

    Get in Line

    Dallas' favorite parade returns

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Race on Over

    While browsing at the Love Field Antique Mall yesterday, I found the perfect Christmas gift for the Farmers Branch city council or Preston Hollow Elementary School. What is it? Hey, baby, that's after the jump. But keep in mind, the thing ain't cheap: $3,500. And there's no truth to the rumor it's f ... More >>

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    September 14, 2006

    Apps Ahoy

    Take a course in starting courses

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    April 24, 2006

    Muy Mall

    I'm no grade-A shopper, so this might sound a little ignorant to readers who own one or more credit cards, but what in the hell happened to NorthPark Center? I drove up on Saturday to get my once-every-six-months clothes-shopping expedition out of the way, so I figured I'd pop in, visit the mall's l ... More >>

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    March 10, 2005
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    December 2, 2004

    Street Scene

    Get the holidays in motion

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    October 14, 2004
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    December 13, 2001

    Canon Fodder

    The DMA's Mexican folk art exhibit is all about political correctness

  • News

    June 11, 1998
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    June 4, 1998


    When an animal rights activist came up against Neiman Marcus, she had more than some dead fur to contend with

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    August 17, 1995
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