Neiman Marcus launches shopping app
Dallas – Neiman Marcus is launching the NM app for iPhone. Key features include shopping and the ability to text, email, call or FaceTime any sales associate directly from the app.
Other features include checking on loyalty points and cards, viewing upcoming events such as designer appearances and promos, and the ability to follow the Neiman Marcus blog, read catalogs and watch videos. The app allows a customer to search by department to locate or contact sales associates at any Neiman Marcus store.
"Our belief in the importance of providing exemplary customer service has been a core corporate value at Neiman Marcus for over 100 years,” said Wanda Gierhart, chief marketing officer, Neman Marcus Group. “The NM App is the perfect mobile companion to enhance your shopping experience. We look forward to using this cutting edge technology to make our customer relationships even stronger.”
Aventura Mall to add three-level upscale wing
Aventura, Fla. — Aventura Mall, in the Miami suburb of Aventura, plans a significant expansion that will include a new three-level, 241,000-sq.-ft. retail wing and parking garage. Construction is expected to begin in 2014.
Located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Aventura Mall currently measures 2.7 million sq. ft.
"Continued resurgence in the real estate market and tourism growth have led to significant increases in the number of affluent Miami shoppers, specifically at Aventura Mall," said Jackie Soffer, principal of Turnberry Associates, owner and manager of Aventura Mall. “We’ve had tremendous demand from retailers and simply don’t have enough space to satisfy their needs."
Robert Graham plans new Arizona store
New York — Robert Graham has signed a new lease agreement to open a branded retail store featuring the full Robert Graham collection in Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Ariz. The store, slated to open in spring 2014, will carry the complete range of Robert Graham, including men’s sportswear, premium denim, footwear, furnishings, accessories, outerwear, and women’s sportswear.
"We are thrilled to announce the opening our first branded retail store in Scottsdale Fashion Square, which will mark our entrance into the Arizona marketplace," said Michael Buckley, CEO of Robert Graham. "The shopping center offers a unique shopping experience that is unparalleled in Arizona and we couldn’t be happier with the partnership.”