Tag Archives: Neiman Marcus

Fitting Rooms Go Digital

As we have reported before (see, for example, 1, 2, 3), many retailers have hopped on the digital revolution. Now, we are even seeing digital fitting rooms. Niki Blasina reports for the Wall Street Journal that some retailers are deploying “video … Continue reading

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An Upscale Catalog War: Neiman Marcus Vs. Saks

For years, Neiman Marcus has led the way among upscale retailers with its elaborate annual Christmas catalog. Click below to access this year’s catalog.   This year, Neiman Marcus faces a new luxury catalog challenger — Saks. Click below to … Continue reading

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Today’s Outlet Stores: Are They TOO Popular?

Outlet stores (and shopping centers) have been around for decades. When they first opened, they sometimes occupied old factory buildings, focused on end-of-season merchandise and irregulars, and located miles away from traditional retailers so as not to hurt their retailers’ … Continue reading

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Retailers’ Interest in Outlet Stores

For many traditional retailers, outlet stores have become an essential part of their overall store strategy mix. Here’s why. According to Kyle Stock, writing for Businessweek: “High-end department stores are slumming … sort of. At pricey apparel retailers such as Neiman … Continue reading

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Declining Consumer Interest in Fast Fashion?

Are consumers growing tired of “fast fashion,” quickly reproduced items sold at lower prices than the originals? Roya Wolverson, reporting for Time, notes that: “Last year, discount meccas like Dollar General and Dollar Tree scrambled to expand into hundreds of … Continue reading

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Not a Marriage Made in Heaven: When Class Meets Mass

Neiman Marcus is a leading higher-end retail chain that offers “upscale assortments of apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and decorative home products to the affluent consumer.” Through its Last Call division, the firm sells merchandise in an outlet store format (and … Continue reading

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Neiman Marcus: Is An IPO Ahead?

Neiman Marcus is an upscale retailer with an iconic image and a loyal customer following. Fiscal year 2012 sales were $4.3 billion. As the firm’s Web site notes: “For over a century, the Neiman Marcus Group has stayed focused on … Continue reading

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