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.
Fire destroys the original store and all inventory.
Store is rebuilt at Main and Ervay streets (current location of flagship).
Stanley Marcus leaves Harvard Business School and assumes his first responsibilities with NeimanMarcus as secretary, treasurer and director.
Neiman Marcus publishes a Christmas mailer.
The Sports Shop opens in the downtown Dallas store in conjunction with the rise of the women’s sportswear category.
Neiman Marcus launches the first weekly retail fashion show in the U.S. at the Baker Hotel in Dallas.
Partnership between the Neiman and Marcus families dissolves.
Stanley Marcus is promoted to executive vice president of Neiman Marcus.
Neiman’s dispatches a magazine-size holiday catalogue that becomes an annual mailer.
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.
Stanley Marcus is promoted to president of Neiman Marcus upon the death of his father, Herbert.
Marcus opens second store in Dallas in Preston Center.
Edward and Stanley Marcus draw worldwide press attention for the Christmas Book offering a Black Angus steer, delivered “on the hoof,” or in steaks.
The Dallas flagship is struck by a four-alarm fire that destroys all inventory.
Neiman Marcus moves its second store in Dallas to NorthPark Center.
Neiman Marcus is sold to Broadway-Hale and begins planning national expansion.
Neiman Marcus builds its first store outside Texas, in Bal Harbour, Fla.
Carter Hawley Hale buys Bergdorf Goodman.
Stanley Marcus is promoted to chairman of the board, chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus.
The Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus opens.
Neiman’s downtown store receives historical in- stitution landmark status.
General Cinema buys Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman from Carter Hawley Hale.
Neiman Marcus buys the Horchow Collection catalogue of home furnishings.
Neiman Marcus reaches $1 billion in sales.
Horchow and the Neiman Marcus Mail Order business are merged to form Neiman Marcus Direct.
General Cinema buys publisher Harcourt, Brace and the parent company is renamed Harcourt General.
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.
Neiman Marcus opens its 30th store in the U.S. in Paramus, N.J.
Neiman Marcus Group revenues surpass $2 billion.
Neiman Marcus celebrates its 90th anniversary with a three-week Texas exposition in Dallas and Houston and galas benefiting the Texas Cultural Trust Council.
Neiman Marcus buys 51 percent interest in Laura Mercier cosmetics firm.
Neiman Marcus opens the first Galleries of Neiman Marcus store at Beachwood Place in Beachwood, Ohio.
NM Direct launches NeimanMarcus.com, offering customers access to the largest collection of current designer merchandise and luxury brands on the Internet.
Neiman Marcus buys a 56 percent share of Kate Spade accessories company.
Harcourt General spins off Neiman Marcus Stores NM Direct and Bergdorf Goodman as a separate entity, Neiman Marcus Group.
Neiman Marcus and the fashion world mourn the death of Stanley Marcus on Jan. 22.
Karen Katz is named president and ceo of Neiman Marcus Stores.
In March, the Neiman Marcus Group said it is exploring “strategic alternatives,” which in- clude a possible sale of the company.