Ann Stordahl, senior vice president and general merchandise manager at Neiman Marcus Group, is retiring after 40 years in retailing.
At Neiman’s, she most recently oversaw precious jewelry, designer jewelry and beauty. Earlier, Stordahl had been overseeing women’s ready-to-wear areas.
“We greatly admire Ann Stordahl, and deeply appreciate the significant contribution she made to our company,” said Jim Gold, president and chief merchandising officer, Neiman Marcus. “She will be missed by all of us at Neiman Marcus Group.”
Neiman’s said that Stordahl made the decision to retire. She could not be reached for comment Monday. Last week, the Neiman Marcus Group cut 500 jobs. “Ann’s retirement is isolated and outside of last week,” said a spokeswoman. “No successor has been named at this time.”
Stordahl joined Neiman Marcus in 1992 as vice president, divisional merchandise manager, gifts and home decor, and two years later, rose to senior vice president and general merchandise manager for designer sportswear and ready-to-wear, eveningwear, dresses, suits, furs and coats. She has been on her latest assignment since the end of 2010.
Before joining Neiman Marcus, Stordahl was a senior vice president and general merchandise manager at the former I. Magnin chain.