Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue NYC is renowned for its unparalleled selection of designer clothes, jewelry, accessories and more for women, men and children. Its world-famous shoe salon – 10022-SHOE – is a breathtaking must-see, filled with exquisite designer shoes.
About Saks Fifth Avenue NYC: Saks Fifth Avenue was the brainchild of Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel, who operated independent retail stores on New York’s 34th Street at Herald Square in the early 1900s. Their dream was to construct a unique specialty store that would become synonymous with fashionable, gracious living. The combined financial input of these great merchant families led to the purchase of a site between 49th and 50th Streets on upper Fifth Avenue, then jointly occupied by the Democratic Club and the Buckingham Hotel. With the opening of its founders’ “dream store” on September 15, 1924, Saks Fifth Avenue NYC became the first large retail operation to locate in what was then primarily a residential district. By offering the finest quality men’s and women’s fashions, as well as an extraordinary program of customer services, Saks Fifth Avenue has become the byword for taste and elegance. Saks Fifth Avenue has had a rich history as a fashion innovator: from selling ski equipment in the 1930’s to launching Estee Lauder’s cosmetic line in the 1940’s; from decorating the 1969 White House Christmas tree to introducing saks.com, their on-line shopping experience, in the summer of 2000. In 2007, Saks Fifth Avenue NYC started 10022-SHOE, the designer shoe salon so big, “it has its own ZIP code.” With the opening of their first prototype Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH store in 1992, they began to further expand in the off-price luxury business, offering value-priced designer clothes and accessories. In 2013, Saks Incorporated was acquired by Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), North America’s longest continually operated company, joining a portfolio of iconic brands including Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. Richard Baker currently presides as Governor and CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company. The company’s stock is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HBC”.
Distance from the Row NYC hotel: 6 Blocks
- 611 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022
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