Neiman Marcus Group has a longstanding commitment to cultivating a culture of Belonging by increasing workforce diversity, advancing workplace equity, and championing inclusive marketplaces. As a female-founded, female majority organization outpacing the U.S. population in racial and ethnic diversity, Neiman Marcus Group is proud to celebrate associates, suppliers, and customers from different backgrounds, experiences, and communities. We’ve made it a priority to cultivate a culture where everyone Belongs and where showing up as your full and authentic self is encouraged.

"As a relationship business, NMG is committed to cultivating a culture of Belonging that celebrates diverse backgrounds and experiences in our workforce and our marketplace. Through our supplier diversity program, we are committed to taking important steps toward standardizing recognition and equitable access for LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American-owned businesses and brands within the fashion industry, while empowering our brand partners and suppliers."

- Eric Severson
Chief People, ESG, and Belonging Officer, NMG


NMG partners with retail and non-retail suppliers, regardless of their business size or classification, to source products and services that match our needs and the needs of our customers. Our supplier diversity practice gives diverse-owned businesses of all sizes an equitable opportunity to reach their goals, while enabling NMG to Revolutionize Luxury Experiences. Through relationships with diverse suppliers, we can offer a broader assortment of products while strengthening the economic health of the communities we serve.

To qualify as diverse-owned, a business must be owned by a US citizen or US resident; be a for-profit enterprise headquartered in the US or its trust territories; and be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by one or more of the following diversity classifications:

  • LGBTQ+, certified by NGLCC
  • Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American-owned businesses and brands, certified by NMSDC
  • Disability owned and service-disabled veteran-owned, certified by Disability:IN
  • Veterans, certified by NVBDC or NaVOBA,
  • Women, certified by WBENC

Direct Suppliers - Brand Partners:
As one of the largest multi-brand luxury retailers in the U.S., NMG’s merchant team partners with the world's most desirable brands, to deliver exceptional products and intelligent services, enabled by our investments in data and technology to revolutionize luxury experiences for our customers.

Indirect Suppliers - Business Vendors:
NMG’s Spend Management team partners with the business to strategically source products and services that improve our internal operations across categories including, but not limited to energy and utilities, fixtures, information technology, marketing and print, professional services, supplies, and travel.”

Current and potential diverse-owned brands and businesses looking to sell products or provide services to Neiman Marcus and/or Bergdorf Goodman may enroll in our supplier diversity program by completing the Prospective Diverse Supplier Registration Form.

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Once enrolled, all diverse-owned brands and businesses will have access to the following benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • Increased access to buyers
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Dedicated meeting(s) to review supplier scorecard and success metrics
  • Reimbursement of National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) certification fees, if eligible

Select Diverse-owned brands will also receive:

  • Guaranteed partnership for a minimum number of seasons after initial order is placed
  • Free digital marketing exposure through Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman’s “Fashioned For Change” and “Conscious Curation” Edits
  • In-store selling opportunities at select NM and BG store locations
  • Subscription and one-on-one training for SKYPAD's sales performance and reporting platform

Diverse-owned business vendors will also receive:

  • Regular notification and access to open RFPs

The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, believes that when we empower our next generation, cultivate a culture of Belonging, and invest in a sustainable future, the world will be a better place. To support NMG’s supplier diversity efforts and help more diverse owned fashion brands pursue certification, The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation has partnered with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) to create the NMSDC x NMG Certification Reimbursement Initiative.

“The creation of this new grant program is intended to promote readiness and accelerate the success of diverse-owned brands in the retail industry by offsetting the cost of certification for minority business enterprises engaged in our supplier diversity efforts. Through this program, we can assemble a wide range of talents, perspectives, and creativity and create a more equitable and inclusive marketplace."