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

1913
Fire destroys the original store and all inventory.

1914
Store is rebuilt at Main and Ervay streets (current location of flagship).

1926
Stanley Marcus leaves Harvard Business School and assumes his first responsibilities with NeimanMarcus as secretary, treasurer and director.

1926
Neiman Marcus publishes a Christmas mailer.

1927
The Sports Shop opens in the downtown Dallas store in conjunction with the rise of the women’s sportswear category.

1927
Neiman Marcus launches the first weekly retail fashion show in the U.S. at the Baker Hotel in Dallas.

1928
Partnership between the Neiman and Marcus families dissolves.

1935
Stanley Marcus is promoted to executive vice president of Neiman Marcus.

1939
Neiman’s dispatches a magazine-size holiday catalogue that becomes an annual mailer.

1942
During World War II, Stanley Marcus heads the women’s and children’s sections of the War Production Board in Washington to develop fabric conservation programs in support of the war effort.

1950
Stanley Marcus is promoted to president of Neiman Marcus upon the death of his father, Herbert.

1951
Marcus opens second store in Dallas in Preston Center.

1959
Edward and Stanley Marcus draw worldwide press attention for the Christmas Book offering a Black Angus steer, delivered “on the hoof,” or in steaks.

1964
The Dallas flagship is struck by a four-alarm fire that destroys all inventory.

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 Texas, in Bal Harbour, Fla.

1972
Carter Hawley Hale buys Bergdorf Goodman.

1973
Stanley Marcus is promoted to chairman of the board, chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus.

1979
The Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus opens.

1982
Neiman’s downtown store receives historical in- stitution landmark status.

1987
General Cinema buys Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman from Carter Hawley Hale.

1988
Neiman Marcus buys the Horchow Collection catalogue of home furnishings.

1989
Neiman Marcus reaches $1 billion in sales.

1991
Horchow and the Neiman Marcus Mail Order business are merged to form Neiman Marcus Direct.

1991
General Cinema buys publisher Harcourt, Brace and the parent company is renamed Harcourt General.

1995
Stanley Marcus celebrates his 90th birthday with a gala in the flagship in Dallas, where he’s presented with the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion. The award is also given to Miuccia Prada, Grace Mirabella and Jean-Paul Goude.

1996
Neiman Marcus opens its 30th store in the U.S. in Paramus, N.J.

1996
Neiman Marcus Group revenues surpass $2 billion.

1997
Neiman Marcus celebrates its 90th anniversary with a three-week Texas exposition in Dallas and Houston and galas benefiting the Texas Cultural Trust Council.

1998
Neiman Marcus buys 51 percent interest in Laura Mercier cosmetics firm.

1998
Neiman Marcus opens the first Galleries of Neiman Marcus store at Beachwood Place in Beachwood, Ohio.

1999
NM Direct launches NeimanMarcus.com, offering customers access to the largest collection of current designer merchandise and luxury brands on the Internet.

1999
Neiman Marcus buys a 56 percent share of Kate Spade accessories company.1999
Harcourt General spins off Neiman Marcus Stores NM Direct and Bergdorf Goodman as a separate entity, Neiman Marcus Group.

2002
Neiman Marcus and the fashion world mourn the death of Stanley Marcus on Jan. 22.

2002
Karen Katz is named president and ceo of Neiman Marcus Stores.

2004
In March, the Neiman Marcus Group said it is exploring “strategic alternatives,” which in- clude a possible sale of the company.

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