Spending $400 at Neiman Marcus isn't hard. Here are some items that themselves would get you the discount, although I think they are all wildly expensive (though fun to browse):
1) Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Lace Dress (pictured left): Neiman Marcus categorizes this dress as a "dinner party" dress. I like the v neckline that is not overly deep and that the dress is decorated with subtle black beads. The dress is a cotton /nylon blend and the lining is polyester. It's $495.
2) David Meister One Shoulder Cut Out Dress (pictured right): Neiman Marcus categorizes this dress as a "cocktail hour" dress. I love the cut-out and the one shoulder neckline. The dress is a rayon / nylon / spandex blend. It is $410.
Yes, both those dresses are not office appropriate; they are more New Year's Eve or other holiday party appropriate.
3) Not an item of clothing, but I really like this iPod / iPhone docking station (pictured left): Bowers & Wilkins iPod Docking Loudspeaker. I think I mainly like that it looks like an elongated football wearing a watch. And that it's a sleek black. The docking loudspeaker is $599.95. There also is this alien looking Roth Audio MC4 and OLI1 Speaker; it's $699.99 . . . not that any of us have that much money we are willing to part with on an iPod docking station in this economy . . . or, at least, perhaps we shouldn't.
And, finally, one other item that I find interesting: Kate Spade Cable Slipper (pictured right): these slippers come in the pictured pink/red or off-white/orange. They are made from cotton and the lining is faux fur. The slippers are $88.