6 Calif. candidates' records show arrests

SACRAMENTO, May 5 (UPI) -- Six California legislators campaigning for re-election have been arrested in the last two years, records show.

Sign of the times: Knockoffs get humble

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Be it ever so humble, even knockoffs in California are trading down these days, fashion and retail experts said.

Lawmaker gets probation for shoplifting

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A state lawmaker in California has pleaded no contest to charges of attempting to shoplift $2,500 worth of clothes from the Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.

Neiman Marcus unveils 2011 Christmas Book

DALLAS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus announced the contents of its 85th Christmas Book in Dallas with items including a 2012 Ferrari FF.

Ho-ho-ho already? In stores, yes

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Christmas spirit has already hit several U.S. retail chains that began holiday displays in September, retail analysts said.

Chanel recalls silk garments, scarves

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- New York company Chanel is recalling 120 scarves and 34 garments due to violation of federal flammability standards, federal watchdogs said.

BJ's Wholesale Club agrees to $2.8B sale

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. retailer BJ's Wholesale Club said Wednesday it had agreed to sell itself to two private equity firms for $2.8 billion.

Neiman's agrees to fine in fur case

DALLAS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. retailer Neiman Marcus has agreed to pay a $25,000 fine for advertising "faux fur" on coats trimmed in Asian raccoon dog, authorities said.

Store: 'Ocelot' fur actually goat

DALLAS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus says boots it advertised as containing "natural ocelot fur" were actually made with ocelot-patterned goat fur.
Reporters try to shop like a candidate

Reporters try to shop like a candidate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- At least two news organizations sent reporters to Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue to see if they could match Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's clothes spending.

Neiman's selling end-zone party

DALLAS, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The signature gift in the 2008 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is aimed at football fans with well-heeled friends -- a party with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.

Employer being sued for employee sex tape

CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Two former Neiman Marcus department store employees in Northbrook, Ill., allege in a lawsuit they were illegally videotaped having sex on the job.

Clerk charged with stealing $6 million

HOUSTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Investigators say an accounts receivable clerk for a Houston window builder stole $6 million in four years.

Blockbuster tests in-store entertainment

DALLAS, April 24 (UPI) -- Blockbuster Inc. is experimenting with new formats for its U.S. stores, moving toward in-store entertainment, Chief Executive Officer Jim Keyes said.

Cutting back hits luxury markets

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Sales of luxury items, including cars, are dropping amid an economic pinch that borders on recession, U.S. retailers said Monday.
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Neiman Marcus
H.R.H., Princess Margaret, of Great Britain arrived at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas, this morning on October 27, 1984, for a round of activities in support of the Neiman-Marcus British Fortnight and the Dallas Public Library. She is greeted by Richard C. Marcus, rear, and David Dworkin, both executives of the Department store. (UPI Photo/Laurie Williams/Files)

Neiman Marcus, formerly Neiman-Marcus, is a luxury specialty retail department store operated by the Neiman Marcus Group in the United States. The company is headquartered in the One Marcus Square building in Downtown Dallas, Texas, and competes with other department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's. The Neiman Marcus Group also owns Bergdorf Goodman specialty retail department stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City and a direct marketing division, Neiman Marcus Direct, which operates catalogue and online operations under the Horchow, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman names.

Herbert Marcus, Sr., a former buyer with Dallas' Sanger Brothers department store, had left his previous job to found a new business with his sister Carrie Marcus Neiman and her husband, A. L. Neiman, then employees of Sanger Brothers competitor A. Harris and Co.. In 1907 the trio found themselves with $25,000 from the successful sales-promotion firm they had built in Atlanta, Georgia, and two potential investments into which to invest the funds. Opting to reject the unknown "sugary soda pop business," the three entrepreneurs chose instead to return to Dallas to found a retail business rather than take a chance on the fledgling Coca-Cola company. For this reason, early company CEO Stanley Marcus was quoted in 1957 as saying in jest that Neiman Marcus was "founded on bad business judgment." The store, established on September 10, 1907, was lavishly furnished and stocked with clothing of a quality that was not commonly found in Texas. Within a few weeks, the store's initial inventory, mostly acquired on a buying trip to New York made by Carrie, was completely sold out. Oil-rich Texans, welcoming the opportunity to flaunt their wealth in more sophisticated fashion than was previously possible, flocked to the new store. In spite of a nationwide financial panic set off only a few weeks after its opening, Neiman Marcus was instantly successful, and its first several years of operation were quite profitable.

In 1914 a fire destroyed the Neiman Marcus store and all of its merchandise. A temporary store was set up and opened in 17 days. By the end of 1914, Neiman Marcus opened in its new, permanent location at the corner of Main Street and Ervay Street. With the opening of the flagship Neiman Marcus Building, the store increased its product selection to include accessories, lingerie, and children's clothing, as well as expanding the women's apparel department. In its first year at the new building, Neiman Marcus recorded a profit of $40,000 on sales of $700,000, nearly twice the totals reached in its last year at the original location.

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