Neiman Marcus to Donate Percentage of Sales to Paper Mill Playhouse

Neiman Marcus to Donate Percentage of Sales to Paper Mill Playhouse

This year Neiman Marcus' Fashion Director, Ken Downing, has curated an exclusive gift collection of 37 gifts ranging in price from $32 - $1,800. Ten percent of the sales of each of these gifts will benefit a local charity supporting arts experiences for youth. NM Short Hills has selected Paper Mill Playhouse.

Designers include: Chanel, Maison Francis Kurkdijan, Nest, Tom Ford Beauty, John Hardy, Ippolita, Alexis Bittar, Michael Kors, Eddie Borgo, JoNathan Adler, William Yeoward, Monica Rich Kosann, Mrs. John L. Strong, John Derian, Alexander Wang, Moncler, Charlotte Olympia, Alexander McQueen, Tory Burch and Stella McCartney.

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, a pioneer in the not-for-profit regional theater movement opened its doors in 1938 and has been recognized throughout the industry for the artistry of its productions and commitment to supporting the development of new works and emerging artists. A nationally recognized center for musical theater education and performance, its award-winning arts education, artist training, and outreach programs impact thousands of students each year. Paper Mill productions have moved to Broadway, toured nationally, been filmed for Showtime, PBS and produced original cast recordings. Most recently Paper Mill Playhouse earned New Jersey fame by creating such national tours as Little House on the Prairie: The Musical, The 25th Anniversary Production of Les Miserables and Happy Days: The Musical. This past season Paper Mill Playhouse's production of Disney's Newsies moved directly to Broadway, winning two Tony Awards and still remains at the top of the sales charts for Broadway. Visit for more information on performance and arts education classes.

From November 20 to December 24, with a launch preview event on November 20 from 12:30 pm -2:30 p.m., hosted by Carolyn Ferolito, Trustee of Paper Mill Playhouse, and Bunny Johnson, Vice-President and General Manager of NM Short Hills. Neiman Marcus is located at The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

WHAT ELSE: The Heart of Neiman Marcus is a national umbrella program that concentrates our charitable efforts, including financial contributions, around supporting arts experiences for youth. Building a national program around this issue, including local activation and partners, enables Neiman Marcus to stand for something in the hearts and minds of our customers, have a greater impact on our communities and better align our charitable efforts with our company's brand.

Art is embedded in the fabric our work, brand and culture. We are "curators" of fashion, bringing only the best pieces and designs to our discerning customers. Neiman Marcus also has long-standing alignment with the arts - we are one of the few retailers in the world with our own corporate art collection.

Exposure to the arts is a luxury that often requires specific access to enjoy. Yet, we know that engagement with the arts, especially for youth, can impact educational performance and creativity, while paying dividends in community health. The need is great and spans many communities - Neiman Marcus' national presence has us well poised for impact.

For more information on Neiman Marcus' part in the venture, click here.

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