CHINA UNION PAY DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED AT BERGDORF GOODMAN
New York, NY, January 29, 2013 — As a further commitment to welcoming Chinese customers, Bergdorf Goodman is now accepting China Union Pay (CUP). “China Union Pay is a preferred method of payment among China’s luxury consumers,” said Joshua Schulman, President, Bergdorf Goodman. “We are pleased to offer this service so that our Chinese guests can shop with ease as they discover New York City’s premier destination for luxury shopping and designer fashion.”
This year, to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake, Bergdorf Goodman has many plans for both the store and the website. To commemorate the New Year, Bergdorf Goodman will have Chinese greeters with Mandarin name tags and comprehensive knowledge of the store, welcoming and assisting customers in both the Women’s and Men’s stores. Traditional red envelopes, including Mandarin store directories, will be available. Additionally, BG Restaurant and Goodman’s Café will offer traditional chrysanthemum tea along with cookies that are made with green tea and garnished with black sesame seeds daily from 3-6pm.
Known for its legendary window design, Bergdorf Goodman will also dedicate an exclusive Fifth Avenue window to the Year of the Snake from February 4-18th.
Bergdorf Goodman’s website, BG.com, is playing an integral role in the celebration as well. On BG.com/China there is a Mandarin welcome page where customers can preview store merchandise and contact Mandarin speaking Personal Shoppers via China@bergdorfgoodman.com. The company continues to grow its presence in Chinese social media and is gaining followers on Weibo and Tudou. Weibo and the Bergdorf Goodman blog, 5th/58th, will honor the Year of the Snake through exclusive content highlighting serpent accessories and jewelry and dedicated blog posts written in Mandarin.
Bergdorf Goodman features fashion’s definitive designers, including: Celine, Chanel, Prada, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Tom Ford, Dior, Gucci, Goyard and YSL. The world-famous Shoe Salon is destination for Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Azzedine Alaia, Tod’s and Giuseppe Zanotti.
About China Union Pay:
China Union Pay also known as CUP, is the domestic bank card organization in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Founded in March 2002, China UnionPay is an association for China’s banking card industry, operating under the approval of the People’s Bank of China. It is also the only interbank network in China excluding Hong Kong and Macau, linking the ATMs of fourteen major banks and many smaller banks throughout mainland China.
About Bergdorf Goodman:
Bergdorf Goodman, founded by master tailors Edwin Goodman and Herman Bergdorf, is located on the corner of New York’s Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, the former site of the Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion. There is only one Bergdorf Goodman in the world: The pinnacle of style, service, and inspiration, since 1901. Bergdorf Goodman recently celebrated its 111th Anniversary with the publication of the book, “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman” and a documentary film, “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s,” that will be distributed in the U.S. and internationally in 2013.
About Neiman Marcus:
Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment and the On-line segment. The Specialty Retail stores segment consists primarily of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores. The On-line segment conducts direct to consumer operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow and Bergdorf Goodman brand names. For more information, visit neimanmarcusgroup.com.