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' loyalty with a slew of exclusive items as part of their ongoing 100-year anniversary celebration. Starting this week, Neiman Marcus stores across the country will offer merchandise designed especially for their centennial (and available only at their stores) by Hermès, Marni, Giorgio Armani, Marchesa, Nina Ricci, Prada, and dozens of others.

The items will bear an anniversary logo denoting their exclusive provenance -- Prada's pumps, for instance, have an embossed heel plate that reads "Prada for Neiman Marcus, 1907-2007" -- and have a silver butterfly tag to distinguish them from the store's other merchandise. Forget dinner for two -- this is the kind of anniversary celebration we could get used to.

Because who needs to eat? Clearly not the readers of Elle. --Robert Wilonsky

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