Neiman Marcus Downtown, Dallas
Dallas , Texas
Tel: 214 741 6911
Concierge.com's insider take:
Dallas's reputation as a city that shops with near-religious fervor began with this flagship emporium in 1914. The luxury "specialty store" was born in this seven-story Beaux Artsstyle building, which has stood for generations as a shrine to couture quality and impeccable customer service. Today the cheeky, minimalist window displays proclaim NM's unflagging fashion-forward attitude. But inside there's a reassuring timelessness, as if you are entering a fashion cathedral, with cloisterlike vaults and stunning 1950s "artichoke" chandeliers hovering over the first-floor handbags and jewelry. That soothingly retro, mid-century-modern ambience pervades the succeeding floors, where you find the swank menswear displays, the couture salonsMichael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, St. John'sresembling little chapels, and the Steuben glass and Waterford crystal presented like museum pieces. The experience is capped off by the top-floor Zodiac Room restaurant, a pale chartreuse and white-linen aerie where Dallas's most elegant lunches have for decades begun with the complimentary demitasse of chicken broth and a popover served with strawberry butter.
Open Mondays through Wednesdays 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm.