What a lovely Friday we see out the
windows turrets of the Prepatorium today, one can see frost on the grass moat, it’s just beautiful.
We have a few newsy-type tidbits and then a little Friday Fun to enjoy. First on today’s hit parade, news that
Needless Markup Neiman Marcus has finally caved on its credit card policy. Almost 60 years ago the company started issuing its own credit cards, adding American Excess Express in the 1980s to the very short list of cards it accepted. But if you wanted to use your MonsterCard Master Card or Visa to buy a little something at the store, you were out of luck.
The Journal has the story, “Hoity-Toity to Hoi Polloi: Neiman Takes More Plastic“:
It used to be that Neiman Marcus’s glossy-page snob appeal didn’t stop at what you bought. It extended to how you paid. Cash or American Express was fine. But it was much preferred that you use your Neiman card, please.
Now, Neiman is getting less picky. Starting Nov. 1, customers at the luxury department store’s 41 locations will be able to pay using Visa and MasterCard, the plastic of the masses.
Does this mean they’ll let anyone in? (The horror.)
The Journal also has news of an upcoming collaboration between Hunter boots and a simply delightful company, MacKenzie-Childs. The story looks at all of the new products being introduced by the firm, like woven furniture for the outdoors.
Alexandra Cheney’s report also says that distinctive MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check…
…will be seen on Hunter wellies next spring.
We have an update to yesterday’s story about Brooks Brothers being sold at home shopping network Shop NBC. In yesterday’s post we shared words that the preppy retailer would be offering goods on Shop NBC starting November 11. It turns out a very limited range of goods is already available.
“For me, beauty was part of the plan since the beginning, especially fragrance,” said Tory Burch, chief executive officer of the brand which bears her name, of the multiyear global beauty license. The first product is expected to be a women’s scent in 2013.
Cosmetics will come later, not unlike the Tom Ford rollout, initially a scent, then lipstick, and now an entire line of color makeup items.
BTW, we are in the middle of the Tory Burch Private Sale.
A big tip of the hat to Miss PM&P, the cookies were featured in Martha Stewart’s Dreamers into Doers!
Also today, Tilly asked me to let you know that if she *was allowed*
are you kidding?! to engage in some of the Halloween fun she would not be clad in the Runaway Bride costume seen in yesterday’s post. Tilly says that even though she is constantly occasionally referred to as the devil dog, she won’t be wearing this either.
Nor does she want to push the envelope by dressing as the little
hellion angel she really is.
No, Tilly wants you to know she will dress appropriately. In the only proper ensemble one could expect, her pearls and fur.
She may not have opposable thumbs, but she does have standards. Honestly.