If you’re a fan of luxury brands and a leisurely day that includes a decadent lunch and plenty of exercise for your credit cards, head to the Neiman Marcus flagship store in downtown Dallas. This 1914 Beaux Arts department store, which occupies a full block on Marcus Square, including an on-site restaurant and espresso bar.
The flagship Neiman Marcus is a six-story building best known for its signature red awnings. Along with dedicated sections for men, women, and kids, you’ll find an alterations department, a bridal salon, a beauty salon, and fur services. There’s also complimentary personal shopping services should your wardrobe need a refresh, as well as The Zodiac, an espresso bar that serves an elegant lunch.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The flagship Neiman Marcus is a must for serious shoppers and anyone looking to splash out on luxury goods.
- An on-site restaurant serves lunch only.
- Shoppers enjoy the attentive customer service here, which often feels like a throwback to less hurried times.
How to Get There
The flagship Neiman Marcus store, located one block west of Main Street Garden Park in Dallas’ historic city center, is bordered by Main, Ervay, and Commerce streets. From DFW International Airport, take TX-114 East about 11 miles (18 kilometers) to I-35 E South to the Commerce Street exit. The closest DART station is the Akard Station, about a four-minute walk.
When to Go There
One of the best times of year to visit the downtown Neiman Marcus is during the holiday season, when the store is chock-full of festive decorations, including eye-popping window displays. Grab a Neiman Marcus Christmas Book for a look at some over-the-top gift ideas.
The Second Flagship
Technically, this Neiman Marcus is the chain’s second flagship. In December 1964, the original store suffered a massive fire that took 400 firefighters five hours to fight. Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson, wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, was a frequent shopper in those days, and her Presidential inauguration gown so happened to be in the design stages at the store when the fire broke out.