Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift List Features $425K Trip To The Oscars (Well, An Oscars Party)

Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift List Features $425K Trip To The Oscars (Well, An Oscars Party)

You’ve been staring at that pile of money in your money room forever, it feels like, and George Clooney simply refuses to answer your calls. What’s someone with a hefty lump of cash supposed to buy for the loved one who has everything? If you’ve got $425,000 to spare, you could give the gift of a trip to the Oscars from Neiman Marcus. Or at least, you can get in the vicinity of the Oscars and play dress-up. [More]

Visa, MasterCard To End Swipe-And-Sign By 2015

Visa, MasterCard To End Swipe-And-Sign By 2015

Goodbye credit card signatures and hello PIN numbers. In a move that could better protect consumers from massive security breaches, major credit card companies are looking to implement a chip-and-PIN system instead of the tired and true swipe-and-sign method used across the country. [More]

FBI Warns Stores To Prepare For More Credit Card Hacks

FBI Warns Stores To Prepare For More Credit Card Hacks

The recent malware attacks on payment systems at Target and Neiman Marcus may be getting all the headlines, but they weren’t the first such breaches, and they won’t be the last. This week, the FBI issued a warning to retailers, telling them to prepare for the inevitable hack attempts to come. [More]

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Report: More Holiday Credit Card Breaches To Be Revealed

It’s bad enough that some 110 million Target customers may have had their credit card info stolen, or that some Neiman Marcus shoppers are falling victim to ID theft following a data breach. A new report says there are a few other retailers waiting to reveal the bad news that they too were victims of credit card hackers. [More]

Credit Card Hackers Go Upscale, Steal Neiman Marcus Customers’ Info

Credit Card Hackers Go Upscale, Steal Neiman Marcus Customers’ Info

If you live under the delusion that paying too much at the department store would somehow result in a higher level of security, prepare to have your mind blown. The folks at upscale retailer Neiman Marcus have revealed that hackers compromised credit and debit card information for an unknown number of customers. [More]

One of the three "faux fur" items sold on the Neiman Marcus website that allegedly contained real fur.

Neiman Marcus, Other Retailers, Settle Charges Of Selling Fake Fur That Contained Actual Fur

There are a lot of people out there who like the look and feel of fur, but have a problem with the idea of actually wearing it. That’s why there is faux fur. But what’s the point of going faux when some retailers don’t divulge that a fake fur product might indeed be the real deal? [More]

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Target & Neiman Marcus Jumping Into Bed Together For Holiday Designer Hullabaloo

If you’re into getting designer goods at decidedly un-designer prices, you might be familiar with the crazed rush that inevitably ensues at Target stores across the country when the retailer offers a special line of designer products. Starting in December, you can expect that stampede to turn into a full-on riot parade, as Target and luxury retailer Neiman Marcus have announced a new partnership to offer 24 designers in a limited holiday collection. [More]

Shopper Sues Neiman Marcus For Refusing To Take Back Expensive Gifts From Her Cheating Husband

Shopper Sues Neiman Marcus For Refusing To Take Back Expensive Gifts From Her Cheating Husband

Not only did her husband allegedly cheat on her while she was bedridden for three years recovering from a traffic accident, but a Dallas woman is claiming he spent $1.4 million of her money buying gifts for her from Neiman Marcus, while carrying on an affair with the personal shopper who made a commission on those gifts.Still with us? [More]

What Every Child Needs For Christmas: A $15,000 Gingerbread House

What Every Child Needs For Christmas: A $15,000 Gingerbread House

For the child who has everything except an edible playhouse, the folks at Neiman Marcus have just the thing — a 6-foot-tall gingerbread house. And don’t worry about the cost, because it can be all yours for the low, low price of $15,000. [More]

Neiman Marcus Won't Take Me Off Its Spam List

Neiman Marcus Won't Take Me Off Its Spam List

Henry has done seemingly everything possible to get Neiman Marcus to take him off its email list, but after several clicks on the “unsubscribe” link and a call to customer service, he’s still getting bombarded with useless emails. [More]

Woman Battles Neiman Marcus To Return Damaged Dress

Woman Battles Neiman Marcus To Return Damaged Dress

You can understand Amy’s disappointment when she ordered a belted dress from Neiman Marcus, but the dress arrived beltless. Starting in July, she tangled with customer service to get her money back.

Mark Your Calendars: Massive Cosmetics Giveaway Set For Inauguration Day

Americans face a tough choice Tuesday morning: watch Barack Obama’s historic inauguration, or storm department stores to take advantage of a first-come, first-serve cosmetics giveaway worth $175 million.

Neiman Marcus Sells Used Bugaboo Stroller As New

Neiman Marcus Sells Used Bugaboo Stroller As New

When Steven paid Neiman Marcus $682 for a Bugaboo stroller, he expected to receive a new model, not a used stroller with worn wheels and axles coated with hair.

6 Major Retailers Selling Real Fur As "Faux"

6 Major Retailers Selling Real Fur As "Faux"

Six big retailers are selling jackets advertised as having “faux” fur, but the fur is actually from real animals. It’s not only mean, it’s a violation of the federal Fur Products Labeling Act. An investigation by the Humane Society of The United States * found jackets sold at Saks, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Dillards, Yoox and Bloomingdales containing the faux “faux” fur. Much of the world’s fur is processed in China, a place where they skin animals alive for their fur.

Retailers Flog About Their Own Wares, Biased  Blogging Becoming Commonplace

Retailers Flog About Their Own Wares, Biased Blogging Becoming Commonplace

Unlike other media covering the shows, these commentators are in the awkward position of reviewing their own suppliers — and their aim is more to boost sales rather than offer impartial critique.

Does it work? Absolutely. When Downing links his comments to specific merchandise the store sees a “sales bump” that exceeds expectations, according to a Neiman Marcus spokesperson. As shady as Ken is, least he’s honest about his identity and job function as he lavishes his purple prose on nearly everything he sees.