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HISTORICAL TIMELINE

1907 Neiman Marcus opens on September 10 at Elm and Murphy Streets in Dallas. Neiman Marcus, founded by Herbert Marcus Sr, his sister Carrie Marcus Neiman, and her husband A.L. Neiman.

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Original NM Store

1913: Fire destroys the original store and all inventory. 

Mariposa

1951: Stanley Marcus commissions “Mariposa”, a large-scale mobile by Alexander Calder, and with that the new Neiman Marcus Art Collection is born.

French flag

1957: The first Neiman Marcus Fortnight is staged, honoring France.

Beechcraft Airplane

1960: The first "His & Her's" gift is featured in the Christmas book: Beechcraft airplanes. 

1972: Carter Hawley Hale buys Bergdorf Goodman

Book

1979: “Quest for the Best” by Stanley Marcus is published.

InCircle logo

1984: Neiman Marcus establishes InCircle, the industry's first customer-loyalty program.

Horchow logo

1988: Neiman Marcus buys The Horchow Collection catalog of home furnishings.

NM Direct logo

1991: Neiman Marcus Mail Order and Horchow businesses are merged to form Neiman Marcus Direct.

1996: the book, a fashion magazine presenting Neiman Marcus merchandise debuts

1999: Harcourt General spins off Neiman Marcus stores, NM Direct and Bergdorf Goodman as a separate entity, The Neiman Marcus Group.

2006: The Neiman Marcus Group opens CUSP, it's newest retail venture.

100th Year Anniversary Logo

2007: Neiman Marcus 100th Anniversary.

5th/58th blog

2010: Bergdorf Goodman’s blog 5th/58th debuts.

NM Daily, Neiman Marcus blog

2011: NM Daily, Neiman Marcus’ blog debuts.

1913 Fire destroys the original store and all inventory.
1914 Store is rebuilt at Main and Ervay Streets – currently the location of the flagship store. 
1926 Neiman Marcus publishes a Christmas booklet with 16 pages of Christmas gift suggestions.
1926 Neiman Marcus launches the first weekly retail fashion show in the U.S. at the Baker Hotel in Dallas.
1927 The Sport Shop opens in the downtown Dallas store in conjunction with the rise of the women’s sportswear category.
1928 A.L. Neiman and Carrie Marcus Neiman divorce resulting in the dissolution of the business partnership between Herbert Marcus and A.L. Neiman. The Marcus family assumes total control of the store.
1928 A men's department opens at Neiman Marcus featuring items like French-made ties and English shirtings – items rarely found west of New York.  
1934 Neiman Marcus runs national advertisements in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines - the first retail establishment outside New York City to do so.
1935 Stanley Marcus is promoted to executive vice president of Neiman Marcus.
1936 Neiman Marcus stages its first charity fashion show for the Texas Centennial Celebration.
1938 The Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion is founded by Stanley Marcus to bring the names of European and American designers into public awareness.
1939 Neiman Marcus sends a magazine-size holiday catalog that becomes an annual mailer.
1950 Stanley Marcus is promoted to president of Neiman Marcus upon the death of his father, Herbert. 
1951 Neiman Marcus opens a second store in Dallas in Preston Center.
1951 Stanley Marcus commissions “Mariposa”, a large-scale mobile by Alexander Calder, and with that the new Neiman Marcus Art Collection is born. 
1957 The first Neiman Marcus Fortnight is staged, honoring France.
1960 The First “His & Hers” gift is featured in the Christmas book:  Beechcraft airplanes.
1964 A four-alarm fire that destroys all inventory strikes the Dallas flagship store.
1965 Neiman Marcus moves its second store in Dallas to NorthPark Center.
1969 Neiman Marcus is sold to Broadway-Hale and begins planning national expansion.
1971 Neiman Marcus builds its first store outside of Texas in Bal Harbour, Florida.
1972 Carter Hawley Hale buys Bergdorf Goodman.
1973 Stanley Marcus is promoted to Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus.
1974 “Minding the Store” by Stanley Marcus is published.
1975 Stanley Marcus is named Chairman Emeritus.
1979 “Quest for the Best” by Stanley Marcus is published.
1982 NM’s downtown Dallas flagship store received historical institutional landmark status.
1984 Neiman Marcus establishes InCircle, the industry’s first customer-loyalty program.
1987 General Cinema buys Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman from Carter Hawley Hale. 
1988 Neiman Marcus buys The Horchow Collection catalog of home furnishings.
1989 Neiman Marcus reaches $1 billion in sales.
1991 Neiman Marcus Mail Order and Horchow businesses are merged to form Neiman Marcus Direct.
1991 General Cinema buys publisher Harcourt Brace and the parent company is renamed Harcourt General.
1996 Neiman Marcus Group revenues surpass $2 billion.
1996 the book, a fashion magazine presenting Neiman Marcus merchandise debuts. Today it sets the standard for publications of its kind.
1997 Neiman Marcus celebrates its 90th anniversary with a three-week Texas exposition in Dallas and Houston.
1999 Neiman Marcus Direct launches NeimanMarcus.com offering customer access to the largest collection of designer and luxury brands on the Internet.
1999 Harcourt General spins off Neiman Marcus stores, NM Direct and Bergdorf Goodman as a separate entity, The Neiman Marcus Group.
2002 Stanley Marcus dies in Dallas on January 22.
2004 BergdorfGoodman.com debuts.
2004 Neiman Marcus joins Facebook.
2005 The Neiman Marcus Group goes private with a majority of the equity ownership held by Warburg Pincus and the Texas Pacific Group.
2006 The Neiman Marcus Group opens CUSP, it's newest retail venture.
2006 The Neiman Marcus Group revenues surpass $4 billion. 
2006 Neiman Marcus joins Twitter. 
2007 Neiman Marcus celebrates its 100th anniversary in grand style.
2008 CUSP.com debuts.
2010 Karen Katz is named President and CEO of The Neiman Marcus Group. It is the first time a woman has held the top job at The Neiman Marcus Group.
2010 The Neiman Marcus Group opens Last Call Studio concept stores, with the first store opening in Dallas, TX.
2010 LastCall.com debuts.
2010 Bergdorf Goodman Releases "Today’s Shoe" App.
2010 Bergdorf Goodman’s blog 5th/58th debuts.
2011 NM Daily, Neiman Marcus’ blog debuts.