New York-based luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has announced the opening of its newest store and third Canadian location, Saks Calgary.
The 115,000-square-foot, two-level retail destination is located at the CF Chinook Centre, Calgary, and houses both men’s and women’s categories with a focus on outerwear and an industry-leading selection of luxury handbags, shoes, and accessories. An in-store dining experience by Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality and a salon are slated to open soon in 2018.
“Our strategy for all stores in North America is to create one-of-a-kind experiences for our clients―this is what we call ‘The New Luxury’,” said Marc Metrick, president of Saks Fifth Avenue. “This is an experience clients cannot get anywhere else and we look forward to joining the Calgary community.”
Saks Calgary features a diverse selection of modern and designer merchandise with a strong focus on outerwear brands, such as Canada Goose, Moose Knuckles, and Mackage, among others. Women’s ready-to-wear and denim collections, along with a dedicated Fur Salon, are located on the second floor. The first floor features 10022-SHOE―Saks’ famed shoe salon, handbags, and accessories from premier brands, such as Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino, Balenciaga, Givenchy and more. In addition, the first-floor houses beauty, apothecary, fragrance, and all men’s categories.
“Saks prides itself in offering the best brands and styles in a curated and distinctive point of view, known as the ‘Saks Edit’,” added Tracy Margolies, chief merchant at Saks Fifth Avenue. “Saks Calgary boasts a luxury footwear selection as well as exclusive beauty brands such as Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Ex Nihilo, and Chantecaille, among others. This distinct edit, coupled with our exceptional services, will establish Saks as the Calgary shopping destination.”
In honor of the store opening, Saks Calgary will spotlight local artwork, collected from Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art and Christine Klassen Gallery, in-store and in the windows throughout Feb. 2018. Featured artists include Johnathan Forrest, Yechel Gagnon, Birgit Piskor, Ulrich Panzer and Rocio Graham, among others.