Magical Thinkers

They've orchestrated America's current luxury boom, lifting the consumer ever higher. Meet Neiman Marcus' leading ladies

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NAME KAREN KATZ

CURRENT JOB PRESIDENT AND CEO, NEIMAN MARCUS

FIRST JOB BUYER AT FOLEY'S IN HOUSTON

INSIDE TRACK TURNED NM'S WEBSITE INTO A RETAIL JUGGERNAUT

CLAIM TO FAME SHOPS AT TARGET TOO

NAME NEVA HALL

CURRENT JOB EXECUTIVE VP, STORES AT NEIMAN MARCUS

FIRST JOB SNACK BAR ATTENDANT AT A SWIM CLUB

INSIDE TRACK USING TECHNOLOGY FOR PERSONAL SHOPPING

CLAIM TO FAME HAS WORKED IN ALMOST EVERY DEPARTMENT AT NEIMAN MARCUS

NAME ANN STORDAHL

CURRENT JOB EXECUTIVE VP, WOMEN'S APPAREL AT NEIMAN MARCUS

FIRST JOB PART-TIME NURSE'S AIDE

INSIDE TRACK SHE'S A FRONT-ROW FIXTURE

CLAIM TO FAME GROWING...

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